Statistical data

“The world of organic agriculture 2020” presented at Biofach

During the last Biofach, FiBL and IFOAM - Organics International presented the yearbook "The World of Organic Agriculture". We publish the slides from both sessions, in which data on worldwide area and operator numbers as well as global market trends were presented. It is also possible to download the yearbook.

"The World of Organic Agriculture – Statistics and emerging trends 2021”


"The World of Organic Agriculture": the yearbook presented at BioFach

The latest data on organic farming worldwide have benn presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and IFOAM – Organics International at BIOFACH.


Organic farming, in the EU the area has increased by 46% since 2012

The latest Eurostat data show that the growth of the area cultivated with the organic farming method in Europe in recent years has achieved excellent results. In fact, the total area under organic farming in 2019 recorded 13.8 million hectares, corresponding to 8.5% of the total agricultural area, an increase of 46% since 2012.


Agence BIO: now published the new 2020 edition of "Carnet Monde"

Agence BIO, the French Agency for the Development and Promotion of Organic Farming, has updated its publication on organic farming in the world, "Carnet Monde 2020".


Global organic area continues to grow – Over 71.5 million hectares of farmland are organic

The latest data on organic farming worldwide have been presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International at BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, in Nuremberg, Germany.


EUROSTAT: regional organic farming in the EU

On the occasion of 'World Food Day' (16 October), Eurostat published a news about the share of organic farming at EU regional level.

Regional diversity in the EU is present in agricultural production methods, such as in the extent of organic farming. There is only one region where over one half of agricultural land is farmed with organic production methods, while 13% of the regions had less than 1% of their area under organic farming in 2016.


SANA 2019: the documents presented during the SANA Observatory

The first day of the Sana organic Fair in Bologna saw the presentation meeting of the “Sana Observatory on organic farming”, promoted by BolognaFiere and curated by Nomisma with the patronage of Federbio and Assobio. As every year, the main issues of the sector were presented, together with analyses of the structural and market data, and an in-depth analysis of the export dimensions of Italian organic products and two specific focuses on the Japanese and Russian markets. All the annexed documents are in Italian.


“Bio in cifre 2018 - Facts and figures 2018”: the English version

We publish the  English version of the annual SINAB report including the data on the Italian organic farming sector "Bio in Cifre 2018". The document contains chapters on structural data, market data and also on imports from third countries.



Source: SINAB


Spain: organic surface increases by 8% in 2018

In 2018 the Spanish organic UAA reached 2,246,474.5 hectares, an increase of 8% compared to the previous year: an announcement by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA),which published  the anticipation of sector data for the past year. In 2018, the number of organic operators reached 44,282, 6% more than the previous year, of which 39,505 were producers; 4,627 processors; and other retailers, importers and exporters.


Organic production in Sweden in 2018: a steady growth

The Swedish Board of Agriculture has published the official 2019 agricultural statistics that include data on organic farming. The data show an increase in organic UAA of 58% over the last 10 years. At the end of 2018 the organic UAA in Sweden had reached 20.2% of the total, with 609.104 ha (they were 385.064 in 2009). The Swedish government intends to reach 30% of the organic UAA in 2030.



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