Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo), comprised of over 200 farmer members across the UK who produce 65 percent of the UK’s organic milk supply, has published the Organic Milk Market Report 2017. The report reviews global demand for organic products and the global organic dairy market, with an emphasis on the UK market and export opportunities. Among the findings: UK organic milk volumes increased by 4.4% in 2016, in contrast to the standard milk category which fell by 1.9% during the same period, and the number of households purchasing organic milk increased 15 percent over the last year.
The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture products has issued a 48-page report on EU Organic Aquaculture. Along with a look at the state of organic aquaculture production by country, the report examines organic aquaculture by species, economic performance, and the demand for organic seafood. The report says that organic products accounted for almost 4% of the total aquaculture production and reached approximately 50,000 tonnes in 2015. The main producer of farmed organic aquaculture products is Ireland, with 44% of the EU total organic production followed by Italy (17%), the United Kingdom (7%) and France (6%).
Organic exports are an increasing share of US agricultural exports, and the top five organic exports by dollar value, based on the available tracking codes, are apples, lettuce, grapes, strawberries, and spinach. For some commodities (corn and soy, for example), organic imports have spiked, indicating a need for additional domestic production.
This report from the Canada Organic Trade Association analyzes and tracks the existing organic regulations, policies and programming within the federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) governments.
The organic food market in the European Union (EU) is booming. U.S. organic exports to the EU may have reached record levels in 2017. Good prospects exist for U.S. organic products such as sweet potatoes, fresh produce, dried fruit and nuts, specialty grains, and processed products as well as premium products. This report provides an overview of the policy and trade situation in EU member states, regarding U.S. organic exports.