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France: Market for organic products reached 4.5 billion euros in 2013

In 2013, the French organic market continued to grow. The French organic market has doubled in 5 years (4.17 billion euros in 2012 : +6.6 % compared with 2011; +101 % compared with 2007), continuing the positive development in 2013.


Cover "Chiffres Cles", edition 2013

Cover "Chiffres Cles", edition 2013


During the first half of the year 2013, growth is estimated to have been between 5% for organic products in supermarkets (representing 47% of the French organic market) and +7 % in specialized stores (representing 36%). Taking into account direct sales, Agence Bio expects that market growth in 2013 has been at least equivalent to the level of 2012. This constitutes a substantial  performance over  the overall French food market that grew between 0% and 2% in the same period.

With an increase of 12% since the beginning of 2013, organic products made in France are increasingly well represented in stores. Almost all organic products in the livestock and wine sectors are of French origin. Overall, 75% of the organic products consumed in France are now from France. The share of imports (including intra -EU trade) decreased from 38% in 2009 to 25% in 2012. The decline continued in 2013. At the same time, the French organic products are gaining international ground: and exports have increased by 62% between 2011 and 2012, from €192 million to €309 million at the wholesale stage.

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