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Continuos branding of Denmark as the world leading organic nation Press

Continuos branding of Denmark as the world leading organic nation

For 30 years, Organic Denmark has played the leading role in the development of organic policies, that have developed the organic market and organic food production in Denmark. Today, Denmark has the world's highest organic share and the most well-developed organic market. There is a considerable demand abroad to learn from…

Danish Organic food sales setting new records Press

Danish Organic food sales setting new records

Brand-new figures from Statistics Denmark show that sales of organic food increased by nine per cent in Danish stores in 2019 and now account for 12 per cent of total sales. Organic milk, grains, flour and vegetables are still at the top of the Danish shopping list, but other product…

Organic Denmark and Bio aus Dänemark at BioFach 2020 Press

Organic Denmark and Bio aus Dänemark at BioFach 2020

From 12th to 15th February 2020 Organic Denmark and Bio aus Dänemark will be at BioFach in Nuremberg with a joint stand for Danish organic companies. More than 40 companies will present the latest products of innovative Danish organic producers in the categories food retail, food service and industry to…

Denmark receives the title "Country of the year” at Nordic Organic Food Fair 2019 Press

Denmark receives the title "Country of the year” at Nordic Organic Food Fair 2019

As the statistic shows, Denmark is the world’s leading organic nation, having the highest consumption of organic. 11,5% of all grocery sold in Denmark is organic, where the consumers buy organic at least once a week. Moreover, the country has high food quality and strict safety rules, which are reflected…

C40 Summit Calls for Climate-Friendly, Organic Food Press

C40 Summit Calls for Climate-Friendly, Organic Food

World Mayors climate summit in CopenhagenA joint declaration from the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, calls for healthier, climate-friendly and organic food in public institutions and public life. Denmark’s transition to organic meals with less meat, more vegetables and much less waste was in focus for cities wanting to…

Danish innovation drives export campaign Press

Danish innovation drives export campaign

Foreign consumers have a taste for Danish organic foods, which are known for being innovative. Thirty-two Danish companies intend to exploit this next week when they seek to find new export agreements at the world’s largest organic trade fair – BioFach, in Germany. The Danish Minister for Environment and Food,…

Danish organic exports reach new heights Press

Danish organic exports reach new heights

Foreign demand for organic products from Denmark is at an all-time high. Exports of organic cheeses, eggs, hams, carrots and other Danish organic products amounted to nearly three billion Danish kroner in 2017, according to figures just published by Statistics Denmark. This corresponds to an increase of 21% in one…

UN award for Denmark’s Organic Plan Press

UN award for Denmark’s Organic Plan

Denmark is awarded silver in the UN Future Policy Awards for one of the most efficient organic initiatives in the world. This was announced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) this morning. The award celebrates policies that promote the transition to sustainable food and agricultural…

Danes are second to none when it comes to buying organics Press

Danes are second to none when it comes to buying organics

The sale of organic food in Denmark has reached an extraordinary tipping point. New figures from Organic Denmark shows that the majority of Danes now buy organic food every single week. Denmark thereby underlines its position as the world leading organic nation.Never before have so many Danes added organic products…


Background information


About Organic Denmark

Organic Denmark is an association of companies, organic farmers and consumers in Denmark. With more than 200 organic member companies, Organic Denmark represents essentially the entire organic food industry in Denmark.

Organic Denmark is a non-profit organisation. We bring together international decision makers and producers of Danish organic products. Our aim is to inspire new ways of growing the organic market share.

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Read more information about the organic policy development 


DANISH ORGANICS COMPARED TO EU

Denmark's organic farmland

  • Makes up 9,8% of the country's total agricultural land
  • Up to 257 thousand hectares of organic land in 2018, 5% increased between 2017 & 2018
  • Is farmed by almost 3,637 organic producers

The EU’s organic farmland

  • Makes up 7.7% of the EU’s total agricultural land
  • Increased by one million hectares in the EU (7.6%) between 2017 & 2018
  • Is farmed by almost 330,000 organic producers

Denmark's organic market  

  • The top organic consumer in the world, 11.5% of total retail sales is organic
  • Is valued at €1,807 million in 2018
  • With recorded annual growth of up to 13%
  • On average, Danes consumes €312 of organic food annually
  • 1,018 processors process organic food


The EU’s organic market  

  • Is the second largest single market for organic products
  • Is valued at 37.4 billion
  • Recorded a growth rate of 7.8% between 2017 & 2018
  • On average, an EU citizens consumes €76 of organic food annually
  • 71,000 processors process organic food
  • 5,000 importers make sure organic food flows in and out of the EU

source: IFOAM 2020

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