Organic Food Boom in Germany

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.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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

The German organic food market is the world's second largest, after the United States, with sales which have soared in recent years and reached a record 7,500 million euros in 2013, almost a third of total sales of organic food in the European Union.

A report by the United States Department of Agriculture specifies that since 2000, sales of organic food in Germany have tripled. However, local production has not kept pace, despite being the largest producer in the European bloc, and demand should have been covered by imports, whose market share has increased.

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