Organic in Europe

Across Europe, organic delivers. In ten years, consumers have more than doubled their consumption of organic but demand is outstripping supply.

The EU organic market grew at a very high rate of 7.4% in 2014 and retail sales valued at €24 billion. However, the increase in organic farmland area in the EU slowed – growing by just 1.1% and the number of producers actually fell by 0.2%.

These growth trends highlight the importance of using the CAP and other agri-food policies to create a more positive environment in which farmers and food companies feel confident making significant investment decisions. Without these investments, Europe will not be able to meet the growing demand amongst EU consumers for organic food.

A reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is necessary to help organic keep up with demand.

Browse organic production & market data

Our interactive infographic allows you to consult organic production & market data in EU Member States, EFTA and CPC countries.

Produced by IFOAM EU in association with the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture - FiBL and Marche Polytechnic University.

Find an overview of available figures

The most recent available figures about organic production and market data are available in our recent publication Organic in Europe: Prospects and Developments 2016. This publication is available in English and German.

Produced by IFOAM EU in association with the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture - FiBL, Marche Polytechnic University and Naturland.

Organic farming and the CAP 2014-2020

With organic delivering a number of benefits learn about the prospects for the development of sustainable farming systems under the CAP 2014-2020 in a new study.

Conducted by IFOAM EU in association with the The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture - FiBL.

These publications are part of the Boosting organic: making the CAP effective project:

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