Germany is the second largest organic market in the world. It holds good prospects for U.S. organic products, including tree nuts, fruits, vegetables, and processed food products. While market growth slowed this year due to high inflation and rising food prices, this is likely a temporary situation. This report contains information on the German organic market, including best prospects, and opportunities, including BioFach, the world’s largest organic trade fair again taking place February 14-17, 2023.
Every seventh German farmer is now organic
In 2021, there were nearly 36,000 organic farms in Germany, cultivating over 4.3 million acres of land according to the German organic industry association (BÖLW). With booming sales of organic food, farms and food companies seized the opportunity to go organic with growth rates being along the lines of previous years. In 2021, over 10% of Germany’s agricultural land was managed by organic farmers.
One out of seven farmers in Germany are now organic and the number continues to grow. Farms of all kinds of agricultural production seized the opportunity to convert, with a focus on arable farming, oilseeds, vegetables, and viticulture.