Share of organic products purchased in Germany 2016-2019

This statistic shows the results of a survey in Germany on the share of organic products / products cultivated organically that were bought from 2016 to 2019. In 2019, there were around 1.29 million persons in Germany who almost exclusively purchased organic products / products cultivated organically.

Population of Germany according to the extent that they purchase organic products or organically cultivated products from 2016 to 2019

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

2016 to 2019

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking population

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Information on the population:
The survey is based on the German-speaking population aged 14 years and older.

Information on the sample:
2015: 23,090 respondents, projected base of 69.24 million persons
2016: 23,102 respondents, projected base of 69.56 million persons
2017: 23,106 respondents, projected base of 70.09 million persons.
2018: 23,086 respondents, projected base of 70.45 million persons.

Further information on the methodology can be found here.

The figures have been taken from the following studies: :
2015: VuMA 2016; 2016: VuMA 2017; 2017: VuMA 2018; 2018: VuMA 2019

The values have been rounded to allow for a better understanding of the statistic.

The question for the survey was worded in the following manner: "To what extent do you buy organic products/products that have been organically cultivated for your household?“ (Original question in German: "In welchem Umfang kaufen Sie für Ihren Haushalt Bio-Produkte/Produkte aus kontrolliert ökologischem Anbau?“)

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