ccording to the data of Bioforum, consumers in Belgium bought organic products worth 244 million Euros last year. The organic agricultural production was not sufficient for the domestic demand with 2 % of the total production. Most organic production took place in Wallonia (3.4 % of the total production), while Flanders had a share of 0.5 %.The annual amount spent on organics was 23.3 Euros per person. Supermarkets had the highest sales of organic products with a share of 61 %, followed by whole food stores with 31 %. On-farm sales amounted to 3.5 % and farmers’ markets to 3 %. (Picture: Origino organic supermarkt in Ghent).
The most common products were eggs (7 %), rice (3.9 %), jam, (3.4 %), flowers (3.2 %), vegetables (3.1 %), pasta (2.7 %), bread (2.3 %), fruit (1.6 %) and fruit (1 %).
The organic market in Belgium in general but in Brussels in particular is quite underdevelopped. There is not one organic supermarket in the Belgian capital ! sourec: www.organic-market.info