Global organic acreage grows by 20%

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As Freshplaza.com reports in 2017, organic acreage worldwide went up. Yes it reached a record high level, with 70 million hectares. This is 20% more than in the previous year. Information is according to the statistical yearbook “The organic world: Farming”.

Furthermore, this report from the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (Ifoam). In addition, the Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (FiBL). So Both released the framework of the Biofach organic food fair. This fair is held in Nuremberg, Germany.

Based on data from late 2017, the world market for organic products has reached a value of 90,000 million Euro. The United States is in the lead, however with 40,000 million Euro. In addition, following next with Germany (10,000 million), France (7,900 million) and China (7,600 million).

Looking at per capita spending, the study points to Switzerland as the leader, with 288 Euro per person.

Denmark has the largest market share for bio products (13.3% of the total). All the while India has the largest number of producers (835,200 of the 2.9 million that accounted for worldwide in 2017).

Lastly, in terms of acreage, Australia leads the ranking with 35.6 million hectares, followed by Argentina (3.4 million hectares) and China (3 million hectares).

Source: efeagro.com