Alimentos OrgánicosAbr. 26, 2011
Venta de productos orgánicos creció cerca de 8% en 2010, alcanzando US$ 28.600 millones
U.S. sales of organic products grew nearly 8 percent in 2010, reaching $28.6 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) new 2011 Organic Industry Survey.
Organic fruits and vegetables, which represent 39.7 percent of total organic food sales, experienced the most growth reaching nearly $10.6 billion in sales in 2010, up 11.8 percent from 2009 sales. Organic fruits and vegetables now represent nearly 12 percent of all U.S. fruit and vegetable sales. Organic dairy, the second-largest category, grew 9 percent to $3.9 billion and captured nearly 6 percent of the total U.S. market for dairy products.
In the organic non-food sector, organic supplements had 7.4 percent growth with a value of $681 million over 2009. Personal care products increased 6.6 percent to $490 million from 2009. “While total U.S. food sales grew by less than 1 percent in 2010, the organic food industry grew by 7.7 percent,” said Christine Bushway, OTA’s CEO and executive director. “Consumers continue to vote with their dollars in favor of the organic choice. These results illustrate the positive contribution organic agriculture and trade make to our economy, and particularly to rural livelihoods.“