Households Germans spent 479 million euros in the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables biological 2006, an 20% increase over the previous year, reaching 44% of total expenditure on organic fresh produce, including Moreover, potatoes, dairy products, meat, sausages and bakery products.
Expenditure for the purchase of biological fruit rose by 47% in 2006 over the previous year, significantly more than those of vegetables, which recorded a rise of 11%. The highest sales growth of biological fruit, up to 95%, occurred during the first quarter of 2006.
During the same period of 2007 the growth rate of 20% was significantly lower than the same period in 2006. Vegetables in the growth has been more stable, 31% in the first quarter of 2006 and 23% over the same period of 2007.
in fruits in vegetables such as growth is limited, however, a few crops: fruits, 70% of the amount sold only up to three products: bananas, apples and oranges. Sales of bananas "bio", in particular, have doubled in 2006 over the previous year, reaching 250% during the first three months of the year, this year growth rates have moderated, although sales have increased still 40% compared to first quarter 2006.
Apples are ranked second in the preferences of German consumers. During the first quarter of 2007 saw an increase in demand, reaching a 11% increase over the same period last year.
biological occupied in 2006, was third in the scale of consumer preferences and growth of domestic sales compared to last year stood at 66%. However, since early this year are experiencing a stagnation in the quantities sold.
SOURCE: Bulletin of international food and fishing information. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.