Romania’s total organic area increased by 14 percent in 2017, driven mostly by strong demand for organic grains and oilseeds. 2.1 percent of Romanian agricultural land is now under organic production, still below the EU average. Consumer demand is rising for organic products, which is commensurate with higher levels of disposable income and increasing urbanization. Post estimates that 2018 organic food and beverage sales reached approximately $65 million, which is 30 percent higher than 2016’s $49 million. Market growth is poised to achieve 10 to 15 percent annually, depending on the segment.