Growing Global Demand for Coconut Sugar

Consumers increasingly prefer healthy products such as sugar obtained from coconut, apple and agave, which are considered more natural.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

From a statement issued by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

Coconut sugar has increased its popularity in many countries because it is perceived as a more natural or acceptable option than regular sugar. Despite being still a niche product, sales have increased significantly.

For example, in the UK, a market where consumers are increasingly familiar with this concept, the company Naturya, a wholesale natural food in this country, has doubled its sales compared to the previous year.

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Panama: Consumption of Health Foods Growing

November 2014

Food distribution companies have recorded an increase in sales of products which are low-calorie, natural and gluten free.

Rita Gutierrez, manager of Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Grupo Rey told that "... For two years we have noticed a significant increase in demand for healthy products on the shelves of supermarkets, as consumers have changed their lifestyle and are looking for a new ways of eating.

US: Supermarket Brands for Natural Products

November 2014

Supermarket or "own brands" with lower prices have started to gain ground in the market for organic and healthy food products among US consumers.

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

Own brands of organic and natural products are gaining ground in the US

Organic Market in South Korea

October 2013

A growing part of the Korean population is concerned about eating healthier, increasing the interest in organic foods.

A statement from the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica ( PROCOMER ) reads:

Although still small compared with other countries , the Korean market for organic products is growing rapidly .

The Organic Market in the UK

September 2013

In the last five years the retail market for organic products has fallen 1.5% while at community level it grew 25% over the same period.

From an article by the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

According to the Soil Association, the organic retail market in the UK is down 1.5% over the past five years, whereas at the community level it has increased by 25% over the same period.

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