23.07.2019

France: the growth of the biological market

Estimated at 9.7 billion euros in 2018, France’s biological market continues to grow, both in terms of offer and demand.
 
The number of operators is exploding and consumers are turning more frequently to AB certified products.
 
In 2018 biological products represented 5% of French purchases, or 9.139 billion euros.  With 236 million euros and 319 million euros respectively in the commercial and collective food services, the biological product is spreading away from home.
 
All food sectors are growing.  Animal products have grown more rapidly in 2918 than in previous years: like meat (+21%) and dairy products (+20%).  Growth is also rapid in the frozen food products (+29%) and ready pasta (+22%).
 
Source: ICE Agency