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Since the mid-1990s the market for organic foods has been expanding rapidly and, among these products, organic fruit and vegetables have been growing the fastest.

The publication World Markets for Organic Fruit and Vegetables presents the recent findings of a joint FAO/ITC/CTA study on international trade in fresh organic fruit and vegetables. It provides detailed information on demand for these products in the world’s largest organic markets (United States, Japan and European countries), including data on sales and imports. The data was obtained through recent surveys carried out in each country specifically for this publication. In addition to the current market situation, the study analyses the prospects for further growth in sales in the short and medium term.

Case studies are provided of seven developing countries that have established an organic export sector or are in the process of doing so. The publication gives recommendations on which product categories are likely to provide market opportunities to developing countries.