Fairtrade growth by the numbers
Wednesday 09 March 2011
New data released out of the US shows that sales of Fairtrade products rose 24 percent in 2010. Similarly, the Fairtrade market broke the £1 billion mark (€1.16 billion ) in the UK last year.
Sales of Fairtrade products in the US in 2009 were pegged at $1.2 billion (€863 million).
Here's a look at the leading Fairtrade products:
Growth in the US in 2010
Ready-drink tea and coffee 39%
Skin and body care 32%
- Source: Fair Trade USA
Growth in the UK in 2010
Every day, Britons consume 9.3 million cups of Fairtrade tea; 6.4 million cups of Fairtrade coffee; 2.3 million Fairtrade chocolate bars; 530,000 cups of Fairtrade hot chocolate, and 3.1 million Fairtrade bananas.
Chocolate confectionery quadrupled to a retail value of £342 million, making chocolate the leading Fairtrade product by value in the UK
Drinking chocolate tripled to a value of £34 million
Coffee sales by volume increased 16%
Tea increased by volume 5%
Other categories like Fairtrade fruit, flowers and cotton declined or flatlined.
- Source: Fairtrade Foundation UK
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