Denmark’s Organic Food Market 2023: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities 2028

According to Renub Research’s latest report, “Denmark Organic Food Market, Size, Forecast 2023-2028, Industry Trends, Growth, Impact of Inflation, Opportunity Company Analysis” the Denmark Organic Food Market is estimated to reach US$ 7.56 billion by 2028. Today, organic products are commonplace in Danish shopping baskets. Denmark has the world’s highest organic market and is a well-developed organic food market. Denmark holds a strong position in the organic market. Denmark has a strong domestic market: so strong, in fact, that Danish consumers lead the world in the consumption of organic products. Denmark also has a long tradition of organic farming.

Denmark was the first country in the world to pass legislation on organic products and stipulate specific rules for what is organic production actually. Denmark has a strong government-controlled Danish Ø label on organic products, which enjoys great confidence from Danish consumers. The Danish organic sector has set the bar high in many areas, such as animal welfare. All these factors together have forged strong confidence in Danish organic products. Demand for organic food has been high in the past couple of years, and many Danish farmers have seen the financial perspectives in converting their farms to organic production. Therefore, Denmark has experienced massive growth in the area of organic production in recent years.

Denmark is the seventh-largest organic consumer market in the EU. By population measured, the Danes are the people who buy the most organic. Moreover, the market share for organic sales in the Danish retail trade was 13 percent in 2020, the largest share globally, according to State of Green in Feb 2022. The Danish organic association, Organic Denmark, has supported governments, organizations, and food retailers in over 30 countries with the development of organic food policy and market development.

Denmark’s top government agency Ministry of Environment and Food (MEF), for organic food and farming. With a new action plan for Denmark, the Danish government has developed and enlarged organic production. The Danish government has planned to double the areas cultivated using organic and biodynamic practices. As a result, more than 800 thousand people have benefited from healthy, organic meals served daily in canteens, hospitals, and schools are strengthening the knowledge of organic food and organic production in primary schools and agricultural education.

Moreover, the rising consumption of organic food, consumer demand for organic food, and an increasing number of natural farms and areas are the significant growth drivers of the market. Consumer demand for a broad range of organic products has resulted in Danish imports exceeding exports. Organic exports include dairy products, pig meat, Fruit, and vegetables.

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Largest Market for Organic Food Products is Fruit and Vegetables

Fruit and vegetables are trendy as part of general growth and make up more than one-third of organic sales in the retail sector of the organic sales because consumers know that chemicals have not been used. The increasing demand for organic vegetables and fruits is primarily due to increased production and growing consumption. In Denmark, there is also a high consumption of organic foods & beverages like Fruit, vegetables, yogurt, and other dairy products, as well as meat.

Grocery Sectors’ captured the Largest Market Share

Danish supermarkets have an all range of organic food, but also farm outlets, internet sales, and box schemes are attractive to Danish consumers. The organic foodservice market has been stimulated by the public sector leading the way and showing that organic catering can be more climate-friendly and sustainable in many ways without necessarily being more expensive. Amazon is famous in Denmark for purchasing online organic food. Danish people also use second-hand buying and selling websites. The most popular in this category isLet Go and DBA. Two well-known online platforms for organic foods in Denmark are and

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Public Institutions (Hospitals, Kinder gardens, and Educational) Sector will grow tremendously in the Forecast Period

The public Institutions (Hospitals, Kinder gardens, and Educational) Sector will grow tremendously in the forecast period. The Danish government also supports a more significant part of the food prepared in public institution kitchens becoming fully organic. Many meals are made daily in hospitals, schools, kindergartens, and nursing homes. Organic food in shared kitchens is essential to becoming 100 percent consumed in Denmark.

Competitive landscape

Some of Denmark’s Organic Food Companies are Arla Foods Amba, Daish Crown, Midsona Danmark A/S, ATRIA DANMARK, and DANISH AGRO.


Product – Market breakup from 7 viewpoints

  • Organic Beverages
  • Organic Dairy
  • Organic Processed Food
  • Organic Meat, Fish, Poultry & Eggs
  • Rice, Bread, Pasta, Flour, etc
  • Organic Fruits & Vegetables
  • Other Organic Food Products


Sales Channels – Market breakup from 3 viewpoints

  • Grocery Sector incl. Online Sales
  • Mini Markets and Miscellaneous
  • Food Services


End Users – Market breakup from 5 viewpoints

  • Public Institutions (Hospitals, Kindergartens, Educational)
  • Canteens in Public Sector Work Place
  • Canteens in Private Sector Work Place
  • Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes etc
  • Others


Company Analysis

  • Arla Foods Amba
  • Danish Crown
  • Midsona Danmark A/S


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