Organic products: retail sales value in selected countries in Europe in 2018

Germany has the largest market for organic products in Europe. In 2018, retail sales values for organic products in Germany amounted to slightly under eleven billion euros. France had the second largest market with sales reaching almost eight billion euros. The products that were most commonly labelled as organic in France were Fruits and vegetables, dairy products and eggs. Most food supplements and prepared foods were not organic.

Organic farming in Europe

Organic farming standards usually vary widely from country to country. The EU published common rules for organic production and labelling in May of 2018. The largest land area producing organic products in Europe could be found in Spain with over two million hectares, followed by France and Italy. Overall organic sales revenue in Europe reached 40.7 billion euros in 2018. Of those 37.4 billion were made in the European Union.

The German market

In 2018, organic market revenue in Germany amounted to almost eleven billion euros. Revenues on the German market have been growing since 2004, except for a small decline in growth in 2009. Most of the revenue was generated by food stores. The revenues these stores made with organic products almost doubled between 2008 and 2018.

Retail sales value of organic agriculture products in Europe in 2018, by country

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