Source: Romanian News Agency
Romania took part in BioFach for the 5th time this year, and 17 Romanian companies showcased their products. On this occasion, Marian Cioceanu, Chairman of Bio Romania, revealed a new record: the country exported organic products worth 100 million euros in 2010. Among the most important products for export were oil seeds, honey, as well as fruit and vegetables, mostly sold as raw materials, Romanian News Agency reports.
The increase in exports, after a drop of 20 % in 2009, was the result of subsidies boosting the organic area and the number of producers in the country. The development of the domestic market for organics could be increased even further with higher subsidies and aids for the time during conversion, according to the chariman. Consumption of organic products is so far at 1 % of the total consumption in Romania with most of the products being imported.
There are currently more than 4,500 organic operators in Romania, up from 2,900 in 2009. Organic land increased from 240,000 hectares in 2009 to 260,000 hectares in 2010. Germany is one of the most important destinations for Romanian organic exports, followed by The Netherlands, Denmark, Italy and the UK. (Picture: Consul Verde in Romania)
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