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Facts and Figures - Organic Food

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Get a brief overview of Austria’s organics food sector with these facts and figures.
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  • 27%

    organically cultivated area

    More than a quarter of the usable agricultural area was cultivated organically in 2021. In an EU comparison, Austria thus ranks first.

  • 23,961

    organic enterprises

    In 2021, there were around 24,000 organic enterprises, i.e. 21.9% of all agricultural enterprises in Austria.

  • 799.3

    million euros in turnover with organic food

    Turnover in organic food in 2021 was EUR 799,3 million, and the trend continues to be an upward one.

  • 17.2%

    organic crops

    17.2% of crops were grown organically in 2021.

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Source: Agrarmarkt Austria Marketing (AMA)
Organic food in food retail in 2021
 Market share in % (based on volume) 12.2 %
Market share in % (based on value) 11,3 %
Turnover total (without bread, biscuits and pasta) 799.3 million euros
Source: Agrarmarkt Austria Marketing (AMA)
Organic shares according to classes of goods in food retail in 2021 Based on volume in % Based on value in %
Milk 26.4 % 30.2 %
Natural yoghurt20.9 %26.3 %
Eggs 14.9 % 23.9 %
Potatoes 16.2 % 24.1 %
Fresh vegetables 15.8 % 20.5 %
Fresh fruit 12.4 % 14.2 %
Butter 9.2 % 12.1 %
Cheese 8.1 % 11.1 %
Meat and poultry 3.5 % 6.2 %
Sausage and ham2.5 %4.0 %


Last update : 24. January 2023