Worldwide organic food and drink sales totalled more $100 billion for the first time in 2018. Research by Ecovia Intelligence shows that global sales increased by 6% to $105 billion last year.
According to the Global Organic Food & Drink Market Trends & Outlook report, the largest markets for organic products are in North America and Europe. The combined revenue share of these two regions is 90%. Although sales remain concentrated in the ‘western world’, the share has declined from 97% in 2005.
A number of countries with a strong tradition of exporting organic crops are now developing strong internal markets; these countries include China, India, and Brazil. Rising consumer awareness of organic products and widening availability are identified as two major drivers of global growth. Distribution of organic foods is increasing in supermarkets, discounters, drugstores, pharmacies, and the catering and food service sector.