London, November 21, 2001 (ResearchWire) – British farmers may miss out on the boom in organic sales, according to a new study by the Soil Association, because 75% of the organic food sold in British supermarkets is sourced from abroad. It’s a worrying trend for farmers to be missing out on: Datamonitor predicts that UK sales will grow by nearly 23% a year between 2000 and 2005.

Organics market size ($ million), 2000-05

2000 2005
UK 820 2,286

Source: Datamonitor, 2001: “Exploiting eFMCG Opportunities”

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