Monday, September 9, 2013

The United Kingdom is only 60 percent self-sufficient in agricultural production, and the proportion of imports is expected to increase in coming years. Among the 23 organic products with export codes in the U.S., vegetables and salad items, such as onions, broccoli and head lettuce, lead organic shipments to the United Kingdom. They are followed by fruits, such as strawberries, apples and grapes. United Kingdom organic sales have fallen in recent years, in part due to the economic downturn.  In 2012, organic sales were down 1.5 percent from 2011, which had $2.6 billion, down 3.7 percent from 2010.