Consumers are hungry for products they view as being more nutritious and grown intentionally to do no harm to the environment. The good news: food and beverage manufacturers are rolling out an increased number of organic products across nearly all categories to meet the growing demand. In 2017, U.S. organic food sales were $43 billion, up 8.4 percent from 2016. While interest in organic has spurred robust import/export activity, it’s also revealed challenges along the global supply chain.
Takeaways for Your Business
• Organic food accounts for 5.3% of total U.S. food sales, yet less than 1% of U.S. farmland is organic.
• The top organic U.S. imports are soybeans, coffee, bananas, olive oil, avocado, honey, corn and sugar.
• By 2020, organic dairy sales are projected to reach $4.22 billion in the United States.
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