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Organic food market: leading countries 2018, based on consumption per capita

Switzerland had the highest per capita consumption of organic food of any country in the world in 2018. That year, the average Swiss and Denmark consumer purchased around 312 euros of organic food. Sweden also ranked highly in terms of organic food consumption in that year.

Organic farming

What constitutes food as “organic” is a subject of contention. Different organizations and certifiers have differing criteria on what counts as organic, but perhaps the broadest definition of organic food is food that has been grown without artificial fertilizers, pesticides, chemicals, or GMOs. The area of land used for organic farming has increased substantially over the last several years, amounting to nearly 70 million hectares worldwide in 2017, expanding by about 26 million hectares over three years.

Organic food and U.S. consumers

Organic food is readily available in many grocery stores and supermarkets across the United States. However, the attitudes towards organic food differ by age group in the United States. Americans aged 18 to 29 years seem to have the most positive perception of organic food, while consumers aged 65 years and older are less likely to view organic food in a favorable manner. Two of the biggest organic food categories are fresh produce and dairy. In 2018, retail sales of organic fruit and vegetables amounted to 17.4 billion U.S. dollars, more than any other individual food category.

The leading 10 countries with the highest organic food per capita consumption in 2018

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Release date

February 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Abbreviations: FiBL= Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture), AMI = Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH.

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