Agence Bio presents the data from 2021

Decline of organic sales in supermarkets but increase in direct sales and at small retailers

During its annual press conference, Agence Bio presented the 2021 figures for the organic sector.

In a context marked by the consequences of the sanitary crisis, with a decline in household food consumption (-2.28%), the value of organic food purchases has dropped by 1.3% compared to 2020. However, the sector continues to represent 13 billion euros [13.6 billion USD] and maintains a stable market share (6.63%) in the grocery shopping of French consumers. 

The decline in organic sales in 2021 is not observed in all distribution channels. It is mostly seen in supermarkets (-3.9%) and specialized stores (-1.8%). But organic sales have strongly increased in direct sales (+7.9%) and at small retailers (+5.8%).

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9% increase in organic surfaces since 2020
In 2021, there were 58,413 organic farms, which is 13.41% of the total farming surfaces in France. The organic areas have reached 2.78 million hectares (9% increase since 2020). The symbolic milestone of 10% of utilized agricultural area used for organic production was therefore reached in 2021.

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France remains one of the best performers in organic farming in Europe
Despite the slight decline, the organic markets continued to grow in Europe in 2021. France remains the European leader in terms of organic production, ahead of Spain, and it is the second market in value after Germany.

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