In 2020, the European Union imported 2.79 million tonnes of organic food
Published Jun 13, 2021
In general, it is estimated that imports of organic products represent around 2% of the total volume of agri-food imports While the growth of the EU market for organic agri-food products continued, imports of these products decreased slightly between 2019 and 2020. A detailed analysis of the product categories shows that the increase in imports of tropical fruits and rice was more than offset by lower imports of other cereals, sunflower or soy cakes and sugar. Changes were also observed in the ranking of the main trading partners, with China and Ukraine losing their top positions to Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. The main importing EU Member States in 2020 were the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. In 2020, the EU27 imported 2.79 million tonnes of organic agri-food products. This represents a decrease of 1.9% compared to the 2.85 million imported in 2019. Almost a third of 2020 organic imports into the EU are imported by the Netherlands (31%). They are followed by Germany ...