Growing Consumption of Organic Products in The Netherlands

During 2012, organic food sales totaled more than $1.374 billion, 14% more than in 2011.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

From an article by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica (PROCOMER):

Dutch consumer spending on organic food in 2012 reached more than 1 billion euros, up 14% compared to the previous year, of which 90% was purchased from the supermarket chains Heinjn Albert and Jumbo while the rest was sold in specialty stores and markets.

Among the most demanded and dynamic product categories in the Netherlands include were meats, potatoes, and fruits and vegetables. In contrast, sales of organic dairy products have fallen slightly.

Source: Dutch News Date: 14-Oct-2013.

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