Share of French regularly purchasing food through short food chains by city size 2018

This statistic presents the percentage of French consumers who stated relying regularly on short distribution channels to carry out food purchases in a survey from 2018, broken down by agglomeration size. It appears that 25 percent of inhabitants of rural communes stated purchasing food from short circuits, while 12 percent of respondents living in Paris agglomeration did the same.

Percentage of French consumers regularly purchasing food through short distribution channels in 2018, by agglomeration size

Share of respondents
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Release date

July 2018



Survey time period

July 16-18, 2018

Number of respondents

1,200 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Vous personnellement, pour l'achat de vos produits alimentaires, vous arrive-t-il d'avoir recours à des circuits courts, c'est-à-dire des circuits qui mettent en relation le producteur local et le commateur avec un seul intermédiaire maximum entre le producteur et le consommateur (du type vente à la ferme, AMAP, la Ruche...)?"

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