The organic sector
The significant growth in the productive sector in recent years has created the conditions for the processing industry to increase and consolidate, adding to the value of products that are already value-added due to their production characteristics. Lleida has the largest area of organic farming while Barcelona is the province with the most processing industries.
Organic farming is a system of production and processing food to obtain the highest quality, respecting the environment and without using synthetic chemicals (hormones, herbicides, chemical fertilisers, pesticides and others).
The organic food production sector exports large quantities, especially to highly demanding markets concerned with issues related to the environment, health and food safety.
Catalan businesses stand out for their innovative capacity and commercial dynamism, allowing them to market much of their production on foreign markets, primarily in Europe.
Organic product destinations
- Total exporting companies: 31 exporters
- Total countries we export to: 21 countries (12 in Asia, 8 in America, and 1 in Africa)
Main export destinations
- US (where 13 companies export 7 different products, primarily* wine, cava and almonds)
- Japan (where 6 companies export 4 different products, primarily* EVOO)
*'Primarily' refers to the number of companies that export the product to that country, not to turnover.
NEWS FROM SECTOR ORGANIC
The Catalan food companies, at the online edition of the Foodex Saudi 2020 with Prodeca
10 Catalan food companies have participated with Prodeca in the Top Food Suppliers from Catalonia, Spain webinar organized during the online edition of the Foodex Saudi. The webinar was attended by 40 professionals from the import, distribution, retail and Horeca industry from Saudi Arabia.
The Agriculture and Foreign Action ministries incorporate food commercial managers in strategic markets
The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food, Teresa Jordà, and the Minister of Foreign Action, Institutional Relations and Transparency, Bernat Solé, signed an agreement on November 25 for the incorporation of specific commercial managers for the food sector in strategic markets through the Delegations of the Generalitat.