According to the 2019 Spanish economy sector report prepared by the Spanish Export Credit Insurance Company (CESCE), Spain is the leading organic producer in Europe, as well as the world's fifth-biggest organic fruit and vegetable producer.
The report reveals that the acreage devoted to organic farming grew by 3.1% in 2018 compared to the previous year, reaching 2.1 million hectares, which is 9% of the country's agricultural acreage currently in use.
These data can be framed in a context of growth for 'bio' products, which in 2018 experienced a 19% increase in terms of value, being present in six out of every ten homes, and with 71% of consumers becoming repeat buyers, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel.
In fact, given the demand for these products, the first international trade fair has emerged under the name Organic Food Iberia and Eco Living Iberia, held in Madrid last June.
By regions, Andalusia leads the ranking of organic producers, with 46.7% of the total organic acreage, followed by Castile-La Mancha, with 17.8% of the total, and Catalonia, with 9.6%.