OTA: Organic Sales Up 9.5%

WASHINGTON — Organic product sales grew at a faster clip than conventionally produced items in 2011 with growth of 9.5% vs. 4.5%, according to the Organic Trade Association’s 2012 Organic Industry Survey.

The organic food and beverage market was valued at $29.2 billion, while the organic nonfood sector reached $2.2 billion in sales. Organic foods grew by $2.5 billion in 2011, with fruits and vegetables contributing close to half of those new dollars.

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