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

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.

Organic Food Boom in Germany

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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.

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Coffee Consumption Trends in Norway

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Certified organic products, labeled with details of the importer and personal sized or or small packages are some of the preferences of Norwegian consumers when consuming coffee.

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Germans Consuming More and More Organic Foods

May 2013

In Germany the demand for organic food is booming and sales have tripled between 2006 and 2012.

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

German consumers spend $9 billion a year on organic food. Although the agricultural area for ​​organic food in the German market has doubled in 2012, rising domestic demand has meant that the vast majority of these products, especially fruits and vegetables, must be imported.

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