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Annual Organic Food Sales Surpass $60 Billion for First Time in 2022

May 17, 2023
Organic produce and beverages lead growth in organic sales despite challenges, according to an Organic Trade Association survey.

For the first time, sales of organic foods in the U.S. topped $60 billion for the year, according to the 2023 Organic Industry Survey released by the Organic Trade Association (OTA). Total organic food sales hit $61.7 billion in 2022, despite pressure from inflation, supply chain disruptions, growing competition at grocery and an extreme labor shortage.

Certified Organic now accounts for 6 percent of total food sales in the United States, OTA said. 

Atop the list of organic product categories, produce continued to lead the way, racking up $22 billion in sales and accounting for 15 percent of all U.S. fruit and vegetable sales. Organic beverages ranked second with $9 billion in sales (up 4% from 2021), with organic coffee leading the way within the beverage category (nearly $2.3 billion sales).

The third highest-selling organic category was dairy and eggs at $7.9 billion, with yogurt and eggs registering double-digit growth this year. 

Some of the faster-rising categories in the organic food space this year were organic baby food and formula (up almost 13 percent to $1.4 billion), organic rice, grains and potato products (up over 10 percent to $387 million), organic dips (up 18 percent to $194 million), and organic pork (up more than 10 percent to $63 million).

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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