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Organic food and drink sales revenue in the United Kingdom 1999-2018

What is the value of organic food sales in the UK? In 2018, the sales revenue of organic food and drink sales in the United Kingdom amounted to 2.2 billion British pounds. In 2007 and 2008, sales revenues were similarly high before sales revenues fell towards 2011. Since then the sales revenue of the organic food and drink market has seen an almost annual growth towards 2018.

British consumer’s purchase habits

In total, 58 percent of Brits bought organic food in 2017. This was an increase of eleven percent compared to the previous year. The share of British consumers that purchased organic vegetables in an average month was 64 percent, for all other categories of organic produce the share was lower.

Organic food market

The European retail sales of organic food amounted to 40.7 billion euros in 2018. For the European Union the number was roughly three billion euros lower. The difference is due to the high spending in countries that are not in the Union. Switzerland alone saw an organic food revenue of 2.7 billion euros with per capita revenues in the country standing out amongst other European countries as the highest at 312 euros per capita in 2018

Sales revenue of organic food and drink in the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2018

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

1999 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Figures for the years 1999 through 2009 were published in the Ethical Consumer Markets Reports 2001 through 2011.The most up to date figures from the 2014 report have been used for 2012-2013.

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