14.7 million hectares are used for organic agricultural production in the EU

The area used for organic agricultural production in the EU increased and reached 14.7 million hectares in 2020, says Eurostat.

It is up from 9.5 million hectares in 2012, a rise of 56%. In 2020, the total organic area in the EU corresponded to 9.1% of the total utilised agricultural area. 

Between 2012 and 2020, the share of the agricultural area used for organic farming increased in all EU States but Poland.

In 2020, the highest shares of organic farm areas within total utilised agricultural area were in Austria (25%), Estonia (22%) and Sweden (20%).

The share of organic farming was below 5% in eight countries: Luxembourg, Cyprus, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Ireland and Malta.

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