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Corrigenda + updates

In this section, we provide revisions/corrigenda by country and page. Most of these refer to the printed version of "The World of Organic Agriculture 2021". Others refer to the PDF version, which we revise/update om a continual basis when needed.

Revisions by country

Estonia

Market growth: Estonia was the market with the second-largest growth in 2019. Retail sales increased by 13.2%.

France

Market growth: France was the market with the largest growth in 2019. Retail sales increased by 13.4%.

Ukraine

  • The number of producers should read 470
  • In 2019, 467'980 hectares of farmland were organic.
  • For Table 13, the export value for Ukraine was updated: It should read 168.8 million euros.

Revisions/Updates by page

Page 21, second last paragraph (Chapter: "Growth in most major crop groups")

The second last paragraph on page 21 should read:

With over 13.1 million hectares, arable land constitutes 18 percent of the organic agricultural land. A decrease of 1.7 percent since 2018 was reported, mainly due to a decrease in organic arable land reported from China.

Page 30: Infographic 1: Organic agriculture worldwide - key indicators 2019

Bottom right: The country with the largest increase in retail sales was France +13.4%.

Page 56, Table 10: World: Development of the number of producers by region 2018 to 2019

Due to a correction of the number of organic producers in Ukraine (470 organic producers), the following numbers in this table should be changed: Number of producers in Europe: 430’742; number of producers globally: 3’135’129. One-year growth in Europe: 430’742, globally: 353’606.

Page 62, Table 11: World: Organic producers and other operator types by country 2019

The numbers for Ukraine have been revised/completed  for all operator categories, and therefore global totals have changed. Ukraine: Producers: 470, processors: 20, exporters 18. World: Producers: 3’135’129, processors: 109’250, exporters: 8’640.

Page 64, Chapter "retail sales"

The first sentence in the second paragraph should read: Market growth was noted in all countries for which 2019 data were available, and in some cases, it was in the double digits. France was the country that registered the most significant growth; the market increased by 13.4 percent

Page 67, Table 13: Global market data: Retail sales, organic share of all retail sales, per capita consumption, and exports by country 2019

  • For Ukraine, an updated export figure was received. The exports from Ukraine amounted to 168.3 million euros in 2019.

Page 75, Chapter "Arable land"

On page 75, the second paragraph should be: The reported 1.7 percent decrease compared to 2018 was mainly due to a loss of 663’000 hectares of temporary grassland in China.

Page 97, Table 27: Citrus fruit: Organic area by country 2019

In some cases, too high organic area shares were listed. We assume that the FiBL survey data are not directly comparable to the FAO data (which we use for calculating the organic shares) and that numbers with more than 100% should be ignored. Please note that FiBL uses the certified area, whereas FAO uses the area that was actually harvested.

Source for FAO data: http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/QC

Page 100, Table 28: Cocoa beans: Organic area by country 2019

In some cases, too high organic area shares were listed. We assume that the FiBL survey data are not directly comparable to the FAO data (which we use for calculating the organic shares) and that numbers with more than 100% should be ignored. Please note that FiBL uses the certified area, whereas FAO uses the area that was actually harvested.

Source for FAO data: http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/QC

Page 103, Table 29: Coffee: Organic area by country 2019

In some cases, too high organic area shares were listed. We assume that the FiBL survey data are not directly comparable to the FAO data (which we use for calculating the organic shares) and that numbers with more than 100% should be ignored. Please note that FiBL uses the certified area, whereas FAO uses the area that was actually harvested.

Source for FAO data: http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/QC

Page 130, Article by Barsley et al. on Organic Cotton

The last sentences of footnote 1 should read: The full 2020 Organic Cotton Market Report is available here: https://store.textileexchange.org/product/2020-organic-cotton-market-report
More information about Textile Exchange is available here: https://textileexchange.org

Page 228, Europe and the European Union: Key indicators 2019

Top 3 countries with organic farmland in Europe - Spain's total organic agricultural area was 2’354’916 million hectares (2.4 million hectares). 

The increase in organic farmland 2018-2019 was revised after an update was received for the Irish organic agricultural area. The table should read 0.92 million hectares in Europe and 0.82 million hectares in the European Union. 

Countries with the highest increase in organic farmland were Kosovo (+548%), Bosnia and Herzegovina (+89%), and Moldova (+62%).

Page 229, Section " European organic farmland increased by almost one million hectares"

The organic land increased by more than 0.9 million hectares in Europe (with a significant increase in farmland in France and Ukraine) and by more than 0.8 million hectares in the European Union, representing an increase of 5.9 percent in Europe and in the European Union.

Page 230, Retail sales reached the 45 billion euro mark - Market continues to grow

Among the key markets, the highest growth was observed in France (13.4 %). 

Page 246: Table 63: Europe: Organic operators by country group 2019

The total number of producers in Europe is 430’742.

Page 247: Figure 83: Europe: Number of organic producers by country 2019

There were 470 organic producers in Ukraine in 2019.

Page 248, Table 64: Europe and the European Union: Organic retail sales 2019: Key data

The European market was 45'049 million Euros, the EU market 41'453 million Euros.

Page 248, Table 65: Organic shares for retail sales values (euros) for selected products 2019

Updates were received for France after printing. The 2019 data are available in the online version.

Pages 250 and 251: European market growth numbers

European market growth numbers: revision for text on page 250 as well as for figure 87 on page 251:  Austria 6.1%; Belgium 11.7%; Denmark 9.7%; Estonia 13.2%, Finland 9.5%, France 13.4%; Germany 9.7%; Italy 4.0%; Netherlands 4.1%; Norway 4.5%; Sweden 1.4%; Switzerland 5.6%; United Kingdom 4.8%. The largest growth was noted for France and the second-largest for Estonia.

Page 253, Figure 90: Europe: The countries with the highest shares of total retail sales 2019

An update was received for Estonia: In this country, the share of LL retail sales was 3.7% in 2019.

Page 261: Table 66: Europe: Organic agricultural land by country 2019

In this tale, the numbers of the United Kingdom and Ukraine were omitted. The numbers should read as followed:

Country

Organic area [ha]

Organic share [%]

Change 2018-19
 [%]

Change 2010-19 [%]

Change 2018-19
[ha]

Ukraine

467’980

1.1%

51.4%

73.2%

158’880

United Kingdom

459’275

2.6%

0.4%

-34.4%

1’898

Page 264: Table 69: Europe: Organic agricultural land and wild collection areas by country 2019

In 2019, 467’980 hectares were farmed organically in Ukraine.

Page 265: Table 70: Europe: Organic livestock by country 2019

For some countries no animals are listed in this table. This does not mean that no organic animals exist in these countries. It shows that no data collection system is in place yet for this particular indicator.

Page 313: Table 86: Key indicators by region 2019

Due to the update/revision received for Ukraine (470 producers for Ukraine), the total number of producers was 430’742 in Europe and 3’135’129 globally.

Page 313: Table 87: Key indicators by country 2019

Due to the update/revision received for Ukraine, the number of producers was 470 in Ukraine and 3’135’129 globally.

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