Discover the value of the biggest organic market in the world

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The organic food market in the USA has a solid cultural framework and it is relevant both for the import and domestic market.

US Department of Agriculture defines organic production

as the use of cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that support cycling of on farm resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.

Organic producers are required to avoid the use of synthetic chemicals, antibiotics, and hormones in crop and livestock production—and rely instead on biological pest management, cover crops, and other ecologically based practices.

Research has associated these practices with a variety of benefits, including reduced pesticide residues in food and water, lower energy use, and enhanced biodiversity.

A groundbreaking study by Northeastern University scientists and The Organic Center found organic soils have 26% more long-term carbon storage, curbing carbon’s transfer to the atmosphere.

organic food market in the usa

The number of U.S. certified organic farms grew 39% to 17,741 in 2017, from 12,771 in 2012. The United States of America leads the top ten countries with the largest markets for organic food in 2018.

The organic food market in the USA in 2018 was valued over 40559 million euros. Specifically, North America has the largest market for organic food & drink.

The organic food market in the USA was valued at 51 billion US dollars in 2018.

With these numbers, the market comprises almost half of the global revenues.

Americans spent $52.5 billion on organic in 2018, with organic food sales at $47.9 billion and organic non-food sales reaching $4.6 billion

The global Organic Foods market size is expected to gain market growth in the forecast period of 2020 to 2025, with a CAGR of 10.7% in the forecast period of 2020 to 2025 and will expect to reach USD 352190 million by 2025, from USD 234370 million in 2019.

As several opinion leaders highlight, organic products have shifted from being a lifestyle choice for a small segment of consumers to being consumed at least occasionally by many Americans.

Download the beautiful infographic of the Organic Trade Organization with all the data of the organic food market in the USA

For all these reasons, the USA is one of the target countries of the Organicity project,

where we operate to promote the organic certified product of our producers’ network.


Organic Foods Market Technology Growth, Supply Demand, and Analysis By Types 2020-2025

Globe news wire

FIBL & IFOAM – Organics International (2020): The World of Organic Agriculture. Frock and Bonn


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