The purpose of these statistics is to give information on the magnitude and composition of the turnover of organic foods in external trade. The survey was conducted the first time for the year 2003 with the Ministry of Environment and Food .
The statistics are an annual statement of foreign trade of organic goods, broken down by product and country groups.
An overall error detection is performed based on fluctuations in foreign trade at product or country level. Specific companies are reconnected and answers are compared with previous answers.
The statistics is used by interest groups, the Ministry of Food, other authorities etc. to assess the level and composition of foreign trade with organic goods.
User needs are covered in the User Committee for food statistics. Statistics Denmark is also in regular contact with key users, including the Ministry of Food and research institutions.
These statistics do not cover foreign trade in organic products with the smallest companies. Some companies find it difficult to identify organic goods in their accounting systems.
The statistics are published 11 month after the reference time. These statistics are published without delay, with reference to the announced time of publication in the release calendar.
The survey was conducted for the first time for the statistical year 2003 and have followed same method since. There are no comparable statistics internationally. Foreign trade in organic goods can be seen as a subset of total foreign trade in goods.
These statistics are published yearly in a Danish press release, at the same time as the tables are updated in the StatBank. .