U.S. Organic Food Sales
This past week the Organic Trade Association released results of their 2008 Manufacturers survey. This is an annual survey to track the sales and growth of organic food and other organic products. In 2008 the sales of organic food grew 15.8% to reach $22.9 billion in the USA. Non-food organic products grew by 39.4% to reach $1.6B.
The graph below shows the growth of organic over the past 12 years. Organic food sales have grown from $4B in 1997 to almost $23B in 2008. Also note the significant increase in the market share percentage that organic has of the overall food basket. Organic foods now make up 3.5% of all food sales in the U.S.A.
In Canada, our organic food sales are estimated at $1.5 to $2 Billion per year and the overall market share is approximately 2%.
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