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UK organic food industry to grow at a CAGR of 4.7%

Press Release   •   Aug 09, 2012 15:34 BST

Revenue within the UK organic food industry is anticipated to grow over the next five years at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7%, to reach a market value of £2.07 billion by 2017.

Growth within the UK organic food industry looks set to be fuelled by environmental, animal welfare and health concerns.

Furthermore, disposable income levels, consumer sentiment, and the price and availability of organic food will continue to affect demand for organic food.

Throughout the five year period to 2012 industry growth was at a rate of 5.5% and by 2012-13 hit £1.64 billion. However, in this time revenue is anticipated to decline by 0.9%.

In accordance with this overall decline, organic food sales remain relatively low compared with food that is more conventional. It has been predicted that organic food sales will account for just 1.2% of total supermarket revenue in 2012-13.

It has been estimated that there are approximately 77,425 establishments selling organic food in the United Kingdom (including supermarkets, convenience stores, speciality food retailers, stalls and markets and box schemes). However, many of these retail outlets sell a variety of food products, including organic food.

In the future consumers are anticipated to regain their taste for organic produce as consumer confidence improves and the economic recovery continues.

For more information on the UK organic food industry, see the latest research: UK Organic Food Industry Report

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