U.S. Organic Sales Passed $26 Billion, Says Survey

September 20, 2010

Sales of organic products saw steady increases last year, according to findings from the Organic Trade Association...s (OTA; Greenfield, MA) 2010 Organic Industry Survey. OTA...s survey found that sales of U.S. organic products reached $26.6 billion in 2009, a growth of 5.3% from 2008. Of that total, organic food sales accounted for $24.8 billion. The greatest growth in organic food came from fruits and vegetables, which reached $9.5 billion in sales, an 11.4% increase from 2008.

Sales of organic products saw steady increases last year, according to findings from the Organic Trade Association...s (OTA; Greenfield, MA) 2010 Organic Industry Survey.

OTA...s survey found that sales of U.S. organic products reached $26.6 billion in 2009, a growth of 5.3% from 2008. Of that total, organic food sales accounted for $24.8 billion.

The greatest growth in organic food came from fruits and vegetables, which reached $9.5 billion in sales, an 11.4% increase from 2008.

Organic supplements brought the greatest growth of non-food sectors, up 12% from 2008 with $634 million in sales.

'These findings are indicative that, even in tough times, consumers understand the benefits that organic products offer and will make other cuts before they give up products they value," said Christine Bushway, OTA executive director.

OTA and non-OTA members can purchase the 70-page report online or by contacting Stella Sexton at ssexton@ota.com.

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