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Organic food market in the U.S. - statistics & facts

Organic foods are foods that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Global sales of organic foods amounted to just about 121 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. In that year, North America was responsible for the largest share of retail sales with the United States being the biggest single consumer market.

Organic food sales

The demand for organic foods is primarily driven by personal health and environmental reasons and the United States has seen organic food sales growth every year since 2000. In 2021, organic food sales in the United States generated approximately 57.5 billion U.S. dollars. Within the category, yogurt and meat products were the most frequently purchased categories of organic food. In the scope of total food sales, though, organic only accounted for about six percent of all food sales. The share of organic food sales is growing each year, however.

Consumer behavior

A recent survey discovered that only 15 percent of Americans do not fill their shopping carts with organic food. Individual spending is increasing as well. In 2021, the per capita spending on organic packaged food and beverages was just over 70 U.S. dollars per person, almost 20 dollars more than in 2017. It is forecast that by 2025, the consumption value of organic beverages will be approximately 2.8 billion dollars. However, organic packaged food is in ever higher demand and the forecast consumption value for 2025 exceeds 25 billion U.S. dollars.

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