Ecological food selling well abroad

Export sales hit record heights for eighth consecutive year

Danish ecological food products are more popular than ever abroad, according to new figures from national statistics keeper Dansk Statistik.

The figures showed that Danish companies exported ecological food products worth 1.5 billion kroner in 2013 – a 31 percent increase from the year before and the eighth straight year that Danish eco-exports have set a record.

”Denmark is known as a world leader in ecological products and for being the home of a number of the world's largest ecological companies – for example, within dairy and meat,” Helene Birk, the export manager at ecology association Økologisk Landsforening, said in a press release.

”We have one of the most innovative and quickly growing ecological sectors with about 150 exporting companies.”

READ MORE: Danes looking to export more food to Asia

Asian awakening
Germany and Sweden remain Denmark's most important ecology export markets and account for 66 percent of the total exports, but there has also been an increase in exports to markets outside the EU.

Danish ecology exports to China shot up from 0 percent in 2012 to 6 percent last year and exports to Asia in general increased from 4.1 million kroner in 2012 to 91 million kroner last year.

Ecology imports have also risen compared to last year, jumping 16 percent.





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