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Sales Of Organic Products In US Grow 5.3 Percent in 2009 To $26.6 Billion

April 22, 2010: 03:25 AM EST
A new report, 2010 Organic Industry Survey, from the Organic Trade Association (OTA) found that US sales of organic products grew 5.3 percent in 2009 to $26.6 billion, with organic food contributing $24.8 billion. Organic products outperformed the total market: food sales were up 5.1 percent against a growth rate of 1.6 percent for total food sales, and organic non-food sales were up 9.1 percent. 38 percent of organic food sales came from fruit and vegetables, sales of which grew 11.4 percent and now account for 11.4 percent of all fruit and vegetable sales. 54 percent of organic sales were through the mass channel; natural product retailers sold 38 percent. In the non-food organic sector, supplements grew 35 percent and represented 35 percent of total organic non-food sales.
"U.S. Organic Product Sales Reach $26.6 Billion in 2009", Organic Trade Association, April 22, 2010, © Organic Trade Association
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