The domestic market for organic products was estimated to be around EUR 60 million (2010).
The market for organic products was developing slowly until 2010, when growth was halted by the economic crisis.
Between 2011 and 2013, consumption of organic products fell by almost half.
Consumer Preferences & Channels
Supermarkets and specialised organic shops covering about 40 to 50 % of the market each.
Further channels are farmers’ markets and other points of sale.
Comes under the control of EU regulation. Any food product sold as 'organic' falls under the EU regulations 834/2007 and 889/2008.
This means that the product must have been produced to these regulations and inspected and certified by a registered EU certification body.
Currently non-foods (e.g textiles and health & beauty products) are not covered by the scope of this regulation.
Sources & Links to Further Info
Organic Eprints for Greece: www.orgprints.org/view/projects/greece.html
Ministry of Rural Development and Food: www.minagric.gr
Agricultural Products Certification and Supervision Organisation (Agrocert): www.agrocert.gr