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Get a brief overview of Austria’s organics food sector with these facts and figures.
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  • 24%

    organically cultivated area

    Almost a quarter of the usable agricultural area was cultivated organically in 2017. In an EU comparison, Austria thus ranks first.

  • 23,065

    organic enterprises

    In 2017, there were around 23,000 organic enterprises, i.e. 20.7% of all agricultural enterprises in Austria.

  • 1.8

    billion euros in turnover with organic food

    Turnover in organic food in 2017 was EUR 1.8 billion, and the trend continues to be an upward one.

  • 14.8%

    organic crops

    14.8% of crops were grown organically in 2017.

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Source: Agrarmarkt Austria Marketing (AMA)
Organic food in food retail in 2017
Market share in % (based on volume) 8.5 %
Market share in % (based on value) 8.6 %
Turnover total (without bread, biscuits and pasta) 1.8 billion euros
Source: Agrarmarkt Austria Marketing (AMA)
Organic shares according to classes of goods in food retail in 2017 Based on volume in % Based on value in %
Milk 17.1 % 22.0 %
Eggs 12.6 % 21.6 %
Natural yoghurt 16.4 % 19.0 %
Potatoes 10.0 % 16.9 %
Fresh vegetables 9.7 % 15.3 %
Fruit yoghurt 11.2 % 13.5 %
Fresh fruit 8.6 % 10.9 %
Butter 9.5 % 11.9 %
Cheese 6.7 % 9.6 %
Meat and poultry 2.7 % 4.5 %


Last update : 10. November 2020