In October 2009, BioFach reported that in 2007, 32 million hectares of land passed the organic certification, and the sales of organic food reached 46 billion dollars. It is estimated that the sales volume will reach 50 billion dollars in 2008.
According to the latest survey data of the Swiss Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), in 2008, the area of organic land and the organic market in the world increased significantly again. Heigl of FiBL said that the area of organic certified land in Europe has increased from 7.8 million hectares to 8.3 million hectares, an increase of more than 6%. Provisional data show that the area of organic land in EU countries has increased from 7.2 million hectares to 7.7 million hectares. Spain registered the largest increase in organic land area, at 33%, while Poland, Czechoslovakia and Denmark registered a 10% increase. Italy's organic area has decreased, but still exceeds 1 million hectares. However, in Europe, Spain has the largest area of organic land, amounting to 1.3 million hectares, of which 1.1 million hectares are used for agricultural cultivation. There are only a few statistical data in countries outside Europe. For example, in Argentina, the area of organic land has increased from 2.9 million hectares to 4 million hectares, an increase of 40%, but it includes a large range of grasslands.
Amarjit Sahota, a market researcher for organic monitoring in London, said that although the growth rate of organic food and organic beverage decreased in 2009, it still increased significantly. Europe and North America have the largest growth, but the demand for organic food in Asia Pacific region and Latin America is still increasing.