2003, just-food.com: Sales for organic food in
the Czech Republic have been growing at an astounding
25-30% annually over the last three years, reports a Czech
marketing company. "Last year turnover on the organic
food market moved between CZK150m and CZK200m (US$5.3m-7.0m),
of which exports accounted for around one fifth,"
Tomas Vaclavik, of Green marketing, was quoted by CTK
Business News as saying.
According to company estimates, the majority of organic
food, 55%, is sold in the Czech Republic is sold in
supermarkets. Organic food can also be purchased in
specialty shops, 25%, independent food retailers, 10%
or directly from the farm, 8%.
At the end of 2002, the country had around 235,000
hectares of organically farmed land, accounting for
5.5% of all farming land.
Source Date: 19 September 2003