According to organic-market.info, The Czech Ministry of Agriculture plans to invest 30 million crowns (1.11 million) in promoting organic food. The government’s approved plan is to expand the share of organic food to at least three percent by 2020. About a third of organic products from Czech Republic are sold to consumers domestically; the rest is exported or sold as conventional.
With sales of approximately 2 billion euros, natural and nature-based cosmetics comprise about 15 percent of the cosmetics market in Germany. Nearly 40 percent of these products are sold via drugstores, and 25 percent move through health food specialty stores.
A new report from marketsandmarkets.com projects the organic soy protein market to reach US$500.4 million by 2021, thanks in part to consumers’ increasing interest in the health and nutritional benefits of organic food and the multiple uses for soy protein in food manufacturing. Dairy alternatives are expected to be the fastest growing application; and the Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the fastest growing organic soy protein market from 2016-2021.
Although sales of conventional red meat were down 8.1 percent since February 2016, sales of organic meat increased 4.1 percent in the same period, reports Organic Authority. The change is attributed in part to a study in the British Journal of Nutrition in February that indicated organic meat has up to 50 percent more omega-3 fatty acid and less saturated fat than non-organic meat.
With much of the demand for organic products coming from India’s cities, such as Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Bengaluru and Pune, the market has the potential to grow 25 percent annually to reach $1.36 billion by 2020.
China follows the US, Germany and France as the world’s fourth largest market for organic products, with approximately six percent of the world’s retail market for organic products in 2014, reports organic-market.info. Increased interest in food safety and a growing well-educated middle class were identified as market drivers expected to boost sales of organic products to 3 percent of China’s domestic food market by 2020.
The Organic Industry Standards and Certification Council and the Organic Federation of Australia launched a new organic certification mark to make organic products with 95 percent or more organic ingredients easier to identify. Those wishing to use the seal must license its use with an accredited certifier. The seal’s use is not restricted to products from Australia; it can be used in countries with equivalency agreements with Australia. The label must indicate the product’s country of origin. Australia has equivalence talks underway with the Republic of Korea, China, and the United States.
The Global Organic Drink Market Research Report 2016 examines market conditions of the Organic Drink industry in North America, Europe and Asia, and focusing on the United States, Germany, Japan and China.
International organic products distributor Eosta, through its Nature & More subsidiary, has teamed up with retailers in the Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Belgium to make the true cost of non-organic fruit and vegetables visible to European consumers. Depending on availability, pears, pineapples, oranges and lemons in supermarkets across Europe will display information cards that illustrate the monetary costs to the climate, water, soil, biodiversity, social cohesion and health of conventional fruits and vegetables. For direct comparison, the cards also display the substantially lower ‘true’ costs of production for organic fresh produce from the same region.
A new five-year plan designed to boost Thailand’s share of the world’s market for organic products will include strategies for increasing distribution channels for domestic trade and expanding markets overseas, as well as increasing consumers’ recognition of organic products. The plans also support launching an organic standard and organic certification.
Fueled by growing health awareness and increased interest in beauty and personal care, the world organic personal care and cosmetic products market is expected to reach $19.8 billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of 10.2% from 2016 to 2022, according to a new report from Market Research Reports. The “World Organic Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 2015 - 2022” report indicates North America was the largest market, accounting for approximately 35% of the global market revenue, followed by Europe in 2015. Asia-Pacific is expected to show the highest CAGR of 11.1% during 2016-2022. The skin care segment would continue to dominate the market, accounting nearly one-third of the market size by 2022.
A market report from Technavio anticipates the worldwide market for organic baby food will grow 11 percent annually through 2020. The market for organic baby food in Asia and Pacific region is expected to be the fastest growing market for organic baby food, and is projected to reach US$ 2.6 by 2020, primarily due to increasing awareness of the benefits of organic products. Furthermore, the market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa is expected to reach US$2.5 billion by 2020, thanks to growing demand for organic prepared baby food and organic milk formula.
A digital media campaign, pop-up shops in East London and Glasgow, targeted emails each week and a downloadable guide are all part of the plans for the annual national promotional campaign from the Soil Association in September 2016. Free downloadable materials as well as a campaign brief are available for those who would like to participate in promoting organic products in the UK.
The Europe Organic Rice Industry 2016 Market Research Report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Organic Rice market analysis is provided for the Europe markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. This report also states import/export consumption, supply and demand Figures, cost, price, revenue and gross margins.
Along with overviews of organizational activities, the IFOAM-Organics International annual report includes charts showing retail sales of organic products worldwide, and information about organic producers and farmland around the world.
Ukraine has about 300 organic food suppliers, and about one percent of the food sold is organic. Despite the higher cost of organic products there, organic products are increasing in popularity, reports Kyiv Post. Meanwhile, the Minister of Agriculture has made organic farming one of the ministry’s priorities.
Denmark’s Food and Agriculture Ministry has launched an organic food business group to assist the government in boosting the organic sector. Consisting of representatives from companies such as Arla, Thise, Coop, Hørkram, Netto, Meyer’s Canteens and the Food & Agriculture organization, the groups recommendations are expected in Spring 2017.
A market report from TechSci Research predicts the market for organic food in Germany will reach €15 billion by 2021, due to rising income and increasing awareness about organic farming and the benefits of organic food. About 52 percent of Germany’s organic food revenues were in the meat/poultry/dairy and the fruits/vegetables categories in 2015.
The Taipei Times reported that Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture plans to promote organic farming to a greater extent. About 0.7 percent of Taiwan’s farmland is organic. Organic farms can receive subsidies for raw materials and farming equipment as well as financial support to buy farmland and organic fertilizers.
Up 15 percent from 2014, organic food sales in France reached $6.4 billion (5.8 billion euros) in 2015. Forty-five percent of organic food sales were via supermarkets, but sales in specialty stores and directly form producers were up. Although purchases in the food service sector were up 18 percent, it is till only a small share of total sales.