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Austria: Organic market grows by 5 percent in 2009

In 2009 the turnover with organic food in Austria reached 984 million Euros. The domestic market (i.e. total turnover excluding export and catering) was 867.6 million Euros.

Development of the organic market in Austria by distribution channel 2007-2009. Source: Bio Austria, FiBL Austria, Agricultura


Compared  with 2008, there has been an increase of 5 percent.

The retailers have the highest share of the organic market; they hold two thirds of the market or 657 million Euros.

The largest increase (+15 percent) was noted for catering.

Exports increased by 10 percent; the main products were cereals, fruit and wine.

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Ralph Liebing
Market Development & Services/Marktentwicklung & Betreuung
ORA ~ Organic Retailers Association/ORA ~ Int. Verband des Biofachhandels
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