organic foods industry statistics

Organic Food Statistics

Organic Food Statistics Data
Organic foods annual U.S. revenue $39,000,000,000
Total Food and Beverage Represented by Organic Food 4.25 %
Total Percentage of Organic Food sold by Mass Market Retailers 54 %
Total size of Organic Cropland in the U.S. 3.98 hectares
Total annual global organic sales $68,900,000,000
Total amount of California organic cropland 460,000 acres
Percentage of total U.S. organic cropland .6%
Total Percent of Organic Dairy Cows 2.9 %
Total amount of U.S. Certified-Organic Farms in 50 states 14,540
Total amount of surface area covered by Certified-Organic Farms 4.1 million acres
Percent of Organic Food sales that take place 100 miles or less from an Organic Farm 44 %
Percent of Organic Food sold directly through Organic Farm Stands 7 %
Total Percent of Organic Layer Hens 1.6 %
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Organic foods are foods that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides  and chemical fertilizers, do not contain genetically modified organisms, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives.

Statistic Verification
Source: The World of Organic Agriculture 2011, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service
Research Date: January 27th, 2016

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