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On Statistics.FiBL.org, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL provides access to the data collected in the framework of its annual survey on organic agriculture worldwide.

This website is a supplement to FiBL's Organic-World.net and...

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European organic market grew by double digits and organic area reached 13.5 million hectares in 2016


The organic market in Europe continues to grow. In 2016, it increased by 11.4 % and nearly reached 33.5 billion euros. Almost all of the major markets enjoyed double-digit growth rates.

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A booming organic sector: more farmers, more land and a growing market. 57.8 million hectares of organic agricultural land – the organic market grows to almost 90 billion US Dollars


The latest global data on organic farming worldwide will be presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and IFOAM – Organics International at the BIOFACH world organic trade fair 2018 in Nuremberg.

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Eurostat: Organic crop area continues to rise in the European Union


On November 16, 2017, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, announced the release of the latest data on organic agriculture in the European Union.

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European Union: Eurostat releases 2015 data on organic areas and producers - Organic crop area on the rise


With more than 11 million hectares of certified area or area under conversion in 2015, organic farming made up 6.2% of the European Union's (EU) total utilised agricultural area (UAA), according to Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European...

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New rules for electronic certification of EU organic imports - better EU statistics on organic imports?


New European Union (EU) rules introducing a system of electronic certification for imported organic products were published by the European Commission on October 14, 2016 and will be applied in 6 months. The changes are also expected to provide much...

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New publication "Organic in Europe: Prospects and Developments 2016"


Demand for organic food in Europe saw another record year of growth in 2014; however, organic production is not moving at the same speed and more effort at policy level is needed, according to a new publication "Organic in Europe: Prospects and...

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Slide presentations on organic agriculture worldwide and in Europe


FiBL has prepared three presentations summarizing the key results of the FiBL-IFOAM survey on organic agriculture worldwide 2016 (data 2014). Apart from the global data, key results on crop and on regional data are presented.

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Organic agriculture and organic markets in Europe - 2013 update


The key data on organic agriculture in Europe are now available at orgprints.org/28706.

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OrganicDataNetwork successfully concluded


The European project "Data network for better European organic market information" (OrganicDataNetwork) has now reached its end. The major outcomes are summarized in the Synthesis report and a set of recommendations have been established. Another...

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Presentations from the session "The Organic Market in Europe" at BIOFACH 2015


On February 12, 2015, partners of the OrganicDataNetweork prsented the latest data on organic markets in Europe.

The presentations are now available for download at Organic Eprints.

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Growth continues: Global organic market at 72 billion US Dollars with 43 million hectares of organic agricultural land worldwide


The latest global data on organic farming will be presented by IFOAM – Organics International and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at the BIOFACH fair 2015 in Nuremberg. The statistics will be presented on Wednesday, February 11,...

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Media release: European organic market continued to grow in 2013


In 2013, the European organic market grew by approximately six percent to a value of more than 24 billion euros. Consumers in the European Union spent 22.2 billion euros on organic food. This is shown by the latest data provided by the...

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OrganicDataNetwork: discussion with market researchers and representatives of official agencies


The second European Workshop on “finding practical solutions to current organic market data problems” was organised within the framework of the OrganicDataNetwork project. The workshop was held at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari...

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Nearly two million organic farmers worldwide


A recent report from Organic-Market info about the latest edition of the FiBL-IFOAM survey on organic agriculture worldwide, which was launched at BIOFACH 2014.

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New handbook: Organic in Europe - Prospects and Developments


This publication provides an overview of developments and future prospects from the perspective of public policy support and market growth.

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OrganicDataNetwork statement on data collection and EU regulation


Recently the OrganicDataNetwork project issued its statement on data collection and made a number of suggestions how data collection could be improved in the context of the European Commission's review of the political and legal framework for...

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Third issue of the OrganicDataNetwork newsletter now online


The 3rd issue of the OrganicDataNetwork newsletter contains some important news about progress made in building a stronger network of organic market data collectors, publishers and users. Project coordinator Raffaele Zanoli sums up the project's...

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New report from the European Commission: Facts and figures on organic agriculture in the European Union


Report on the status of organic farming in Europe 2011, prepared by the Directorate General of Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission with the support of Eurostat and the OrganicDataNetwork project.

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Fourth project meeting of the OrganicDataNetwork in Montpellier


Media release of Oktober 18, 2013 of the OrganicDataNetwork project

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OrganicDataNetwork: Publications at Organic Eprints


A number of reports from the OrganicDataNetwork Project are now available online at the Organic Eprints Archive.


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Second Newsletter of the OrganicDataNetwork project


The second issue of the Newsletter of the OrganicDatatNetwork project is now online.

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Eurostat database with new URL


Eurostat maintains a database with data on organic agriculture in the countries of the European Union, furthermore Norway and Switzerland.

Recently Eurostat has restructred its data tables, and all Eurostat data tables are now available in a neatly...

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Dynamic data table with key data from the FiBL-IFOAM survey now updated


The dynamic data table with key data from the FiBL-IFOAM survey 2013 at the Organic-World.net has now been updated. The data were originally published in "The World of Organic Agriculture 2013".

The table contains producer data and the area of...

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OrganicDataNetwork presents achievements at project meeting


Twenty-eight participants attended the second meeting of the research project Data network for better European organic market information (OrganicDataNetwork) on October 4 and 5, 2012 at the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture in Frick,...

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Slide presentations on organic agriculture worldwide


All slide presentations on organic agriculture worldwide 2010 are now ready.

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OrganicDataNetwork: Survey about market data availability in Europe started


The OrganicDataNetwork project, which was recently launched, has now started a survey about data collectors and data availability of oganic market data in Europe.

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Table on organic imports to Germany

Germany: Organic imports


Germany is not only the largest market for organic products in Europe but also one of its largest organic producers. In spite of this fact, in 2009/2010 Germany imported, depending on the product, 2 to 95 percent of such organic products which could...

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Slides on Organic Agriculture Worldwide


Slides on the results from the FiBL and IFOAM survey as published in The World of Organic Agriculture 2011 (with some updates) and further graphs are now available in PDF format.

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BioFach Session "The European Market for Organic Food 2011"


At the BioFach session "The European Market for Organic Food" experts presented the latest trends in Germany, France, UK and Central Eastern European countries. Some of the presentations are now available.

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European Union: Analysis of the Organic Sector


In June 2010, the Directorate-General for Agriculture And Rural Development of the European Commission published an analysis of the organic sector in the European Union, using a number of data sources, including data provided by FiBL and IFOAM in...

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New Report from Eurostat


According to a new report released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, organic farming in the 27 countries of the European Union covered 7.8 million hectares* in 2008, up by seven percent compared with 2007. In 2008, the five...

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EU environment-related indicators 2009 published


The recently published leaflet 'EU environment related indicators 2009' presents 10 environment-related indicators that highlight environmental trends, including organic farming.

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