Alimentos OrgánicosMay. 17, 2011
Venta de orgánicos 2010, en supermercados, creció 18,8% alcanzando 752,1 millones de euros
Consumers have in 2010 for the tenth year in a row again bought more organic foodstuffs. The turnovers grew by more than 13%.
.Especially supermarkets did well. In total consumers bought organic food for an amount of 752.1 million euro in 2010, 87 million euro more than in 2009. Potatoes, vegetables and fruit are still the more important product groups and cover 21.9% of spending. After that follow dairy products with 17.1% and meat/meat products with 14.9%.
The most important sales channel of organic products is the supermarket. Of all organic products sold 45.3% come to the consumer via the supermarket. The average increase in turnover was 18.8%. Natural food shops grew by 4.1%, but the modern organic-supermarkets had growth figures comparable with the supermarkets, but the smaller, older shops saw their growth stagnate. The speciality shops – natural food shops and organic butchers – had a market share of 35.3% in 2010. The out of home sector, which includes all consumptions not eaten at home, such as catering, hotels and restaurants and the care sector, has a share of 12.3% of the turnover. Here the growth amounted to 21.5%. The ‘other channels’ amongst which are farmers markets, farm sales and web shops, grew by 13.1%. The combined market share is 7.1%.
Number of companies and area
The number of certified organic agricultural and horticultural companies has increased to 1,462, an increase of 3.5%. The group of ‘changers’ (entered by Skal but not yet certified) grew from 75 to 92. The number of certified dealers increased by 13.8%. The organic area grew 3.9% to 53,984 HA.
Source: Task Force Marktontwikkeling Biologische Landbouw.