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Organic products continue to be in demand in the US

The U S sales of organic products have continued to grow during 2009 despite the distressed state of the economy, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) revealed in its findings from 2010 Organic Industry Survey.

In fact, organic product sales in 2009 grew by 5.3 per cent overall, to reach $26.6 billion. Of that $24.8 billion represented organic food. The remaining $1.8 billion were sales of organic non-foods items. “While total U S food sales grew by only 1.6 per cent in 2009, organic food sales grew by 5.1 per cent. Meanwhile, organic non-food sales grew by 9.1 per cent, as opposed to total non-food sales which had a 1 per cent negative sales growth rate. These findings indicated that even in tough times, consumers understood the benefits that organic products offered,” said Christine Bushway, OTA’s executive director.

Organic fruits and vegetables, which represented 38 per cent of total organic food sales of the US, reached nearly $9.5 billion in sales in 2009, up by 11.4 per cent from 2008 sales. Most notable, organic fruits and vegetables now represented 11.4 per cent of all U S fruit and vegetable sales.


Publication date: 5/10/2010


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