Bulgaria: Organic Market Update

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Organic agriculture in Bulgaria is developing rapidly due to generous EU subsidies, higher local purchasing power and growing consumer demand. In 2016, the number of organic producers grew by 18 percent and organic area increased by 37 percent, accounting for 3.2 percent of Bulgaria’s total production area. Due to Bulgaria’s lower processing capacity, over 80 percent of organic agriculture is exported for value addition. Conversely, specialized retailers and supermarkets continue to depend on imported packaged organic foods and beverages for consumer sales. 

Bulgaria: Organic Market Update