UK Organic Market hits £2.33B

UK Organic Market hits £2.33B

The 2019 Organic Market Report launched today and is available free for Soil Association Certification licensees


Organic Market Report 2019 front cover and infographic stating "Total Organic Sales = £2.33 billion" and "+5.3% total market growth in 2018"

The UK organic market is now worth £2.33 billion with a 5.3% growth in 2018. This is the highest ever value placed on the organic market, following a seventh year of consecutive growth. Almost £45 million is spent on organic each week in the UK.

The report takes a detailed look at the sales trends driving this growth and also assesses the performance in the main categories and channels to market. It focuses on food trends and how health, provenance and ‘conscious consumerism’ are key in driving sales, now and in the future.

Soil Association Certification licensees' sales are up 9%, well ahead of the overall organic market. 

“Organic is in a perfect place to capitalise on many of the consumer trends we’re currently seeing across retail. Because organic is legally certified, shoppers can trust that the food they are buying has been produced with the utmost care and more shoppers are turning to the organic symbol for this reassurance.”

Clare McDermott - Business Development Director, Soil Association Certification

This is the most comprehensive report covering the organic market in the UK today - it's an essential read and reference document for anyone working within the industry or assisting businesses in selling organic in the UK.

This report is free to download for Soil Association Certification licensees and also available to purchase online for non-licensees at a cost of £100 (+VAT).

For first hand insights and highlights of the 2019 Soil Association Organic Market Report, join us at 10am on Thursday 28th February for a special business briefing in Bristol. It will take place at The Foundation at Triodos Bank and will also feature a lively Q&A and discussion about the future of organic - register now.