Analysis

Organic industry valued at $29 billion in US in 2010 (May 2011)

May 2011

The organic industry in the USA grew by nearly 8% to over US$28.6 billion in 2010 according to the Organic Trade Association’s 2011 Organic Industry Survey.

While total USA food sales grew by less than 1% in 2010, the organic food industry grew by an impressive 7.7%.
Demand for organic fruits and vegetables, which represent 39.7% of total organic food sales went up by 11.8% in 2010 and organic dairy, the second-largest category, by 9%. 
Organic linen and clothing sales were US$605 million in the same year – representing a 16% growth, while personal care products sales topped US$490 million – a 6.6% rise from 2009.
Source: Organic Trade Association: http://www.ota.com/index.html

The organic industry in the USA grew by nearly 8% to over US$28.6 billion in 2010 according to the Organic Trade Association’s 2011 Organic Industry Survey.

While total USA food sales grew by less than 1% in 2010, the organic food industry grew by an impressive 7.7%.

Demand for organic fruits and vegetables, which represent 39.7% of total organic food sales went up by 11.8% in 2010 and organic dairy, the second-largest category, by 9%. 

Organic linen and clothing sales were US$605 million in the same year – representing a 16% growth, while personal care products sales topped US$490 million – a 6.6% rise from 2009.

Source: Organic Trade Association

 

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