According to the latest figures from Statistics Denmark, exports of Danish organic products have once again reached new record highs. Regardless of the pandemic, Danish organic producers want to continue this trend and grow further abroad.
Organic Denmark will present itself to the international trade at the eSpecial of the world's leading trade fair for organic food, Biofach 2021, from 17 to 19 February 2021.
In addition, the organisation and its co-exhibitors have created their own virtual platform at www.denmarkespecial.com, where they will offer numerous information and dialogue opportunities on companies, products and concepts.
Denmark was the first country in the world to achieve an organic market share of over 10%. In 2019, this stood at 12.1%.
Organic products from Denmark are also increasingly in demand internationally. With a total increase of over 4% compared to the previous year, they reached a new high of over €403 million in 2019.
The main buyers are neighbouring countries, of which Germany is the largest export market for Danish organic companies, accounting for 40% of total exports. This is followed by Sweden (13%), the Netherlands (8%), China (7%) and France (6%).
The most popular exported organic product category is dairy products, including eggs, with a total export rate of 39%.
The largest jump, of 52%, was seen in the product group 'other foodstuffs', which includes, for example, milk powder and infant formula. This growth is due to increased sales in a brand new market, Indonesia, as well as large increases in existing markets in China, the United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
"We see that innovative advanced products are helping to drive the organic market forward," said Pernille Bundgård, International Market Director at Organic Denmark. "In order to develop organic products in new categories, good basic products must already be available. Denmark has built up this basis over the past 30 years."
"The Danish organic market has great potential for the coming years. The trend is towards wider choice and more specialised products, for example in drinks, snacks and plant-based products. These are some of the categories in which we see growing demand in neighbouring and also more distant markets in the coming years."
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