Germany tops organic sales

Germany was the pick of the pack in terms of sales of organic food across the EU, with a growth rate of 6pc in final figures released for 2012.

Organic food sales in Germany totalled €7.4bn. In contrast, retail sales of organic food in the UK, which were valued at €1.95bn, decreased by 1.5pc. Sales in France were worth €4bn.

The highest spending per capita consumption countries on organic food across Europe in 2012 included Switzerland (€189), Denmark (€159), Luxembourg (€143), Austria (€127), Sweden (€95), and Germany (€64).

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