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Food Industries, Business Statistics
Martin Lundø
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Sale of Organic Foods in Retail Shops

There is no public comparable statistics. However, some comparison can be made to statistics on the the overall retail, for example, e.g. Retail Index.

In Sweden and Norway one can find partially comparable statistics. The Danish statistics are comparable from 2003 to now.

Comparability - geographical

Statistics Sweden (SCB) has a partly comparable statistics. There is some differences in the coverage of goods and sales channels.

Norway: Landbrugsdirektoratet. Statistics from various sources in 'Produksjon og omsetning av økologiske landbruksvarer'

Comparability over time

The survey was conducted for the first time for the year 2003. The results from 2003-2016 are directly comparable. From 2017, stores that sell exclusively on-line (including subscription sales) included in the survey.

The organic food and beverage share of the total retail sales for food and beverages is from 2017 estimated based on sales figures obtained directly from the companies included in the survey.

Up to 2016, the total retail sales of food and beverages were calculated using the study "Retail sales by industry and product group" and an index for the development of retail sales of food and beverages. "Retail sales by industry and product group" is no longer carried out. The new calculation basis is considered to be more accurate than the previous one. The shares from 2017 cannot be compared to previous years. This is partly due to the new calculation basis and partly to the expansion of the survey in 2017 with companies that exclusively sell on-line (including subscription sales).

Coherence - cross domain

There is no public comparable statistics. However, some comparison can be made to statistics on the the overall retail, for example, e.g. Retail Index.

Coherence - internal

Data are internally consistent in general, however, there is a special calculation of wholesalers turnover (see calculation) to make it comparable with the supermarkets.