Hong Kong Demands More Organic Products

Fruits and vegetables, followed by baby food, milk and soy milk are the organic products in demand.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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

Given the continuing concern about food safety, consumers in Hong Kong are seeking safer and high quality options such as those that can be found in the organic sector, since they are perceived as being more natural and nutritious compared to conventional foods.

A survey conducted in 2012 by the Hong Kong Organic Resource Center found that 60% of respondents bought organic products. 30% bought some food of this type at least once a week and 3% did so daily.

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Organic Food Boom in Germany

January 2015

The European country has tripled its consumption of organic products since 2000 and despite being the largest European producer in this sector, the growing demand exceeds local supply.

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

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

Using Ethical Messages On Organic Produce

July 2013

A good marketing strategy in promoting organic products is to include ethical statements to help producers to differentiate themselves from their competitors.

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

A study in five European countries which was recently published in the magazine Appetite, suggests including ethical statements in the promotion of organic products is a good marketing strategy for differentiating yourself.

Increased Consumption of Organic Products in Canada

May 2013

Sales of certified organic food and beverages tripled between 2006 and 2012, reaching sales of more than $3 million.

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

The organic market in Canada reached a value of $3.674 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association country (OTA), as domestic sales of certified organic food and nonalcoholic beverages managed to triple sales between 2006 and 2012.

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