Sale of Organic Products Reached $24.6 Billion in 2008

May 5, 2009

The sale of U.S organic products, both food and non-food, reached $24.6 billion by the end of 2008, growing 17.1% over 2007 sales, according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA), which yesterday made available final results from its 2009 Organic Industry Survey.

The sale of U.S organic products, both food and non-food, reached $24.6 billion by the end of 2008, growing 17.1% over 2007 sales, according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA), which yesterday made available final results from its 2009 Organic Industry Survey.

"Organic products represent value to consumers, who have shown continued resilience in seeking out these products," said Christine Bushway, OTA's executive director.

Results show organic food sales grew in 2008 by 15.8% to reach $22.9 billion, while organic non-food sales grew 39.4% to reach $1.648 billion. As a result, organic food sales now account for approximately 3.5% of all food product sales in the United States, according to OTA.

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