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Leading 10 global organic food producing countries 2018, by number of producers

In 2018, India was the leading organic food producing country in the world, measured by number of producers. In that year, India had 1.1 million organic food producers, which is more than the number of all organic food producers in the other nine leading countries in the world combined. Organic Food Consumption Denmark and Switzerland are the two leading countries in terms of organic food consumption per capita, both are consuming approximately 312 euros worth of organic food products annually. Out of the ten leading countries with the highest organic food per capita consumption, the first eight are all in Europe. In ninth and tenth place were the United States and Saudi Arabia, respectively. Organic Agriculture There are approximately 72 million hectares of organic farmland worldwide. Although India had the highest number of organic food producers, Australia had by far the largest share of organic agricultural land worldwide. Australia’s share was approximately half of the total organic farmland on the globe. To put this in perspective, Australia was followed by Argentina and China, which had a share of 5.08 percent and 4.39 percent, respectively.

Leading 10 organic food producing countries worldwide in 2018, by number of producers

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February 2020



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Abbreviations: FiBL= Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture)

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