Polish organic food producers' offer showcased in Copenhagen
Polish-made organic goat cheese, jams and honey will be presented at the prestigious Bite Copenhagen food fair organised by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency's (PAIH) local office in the Danish capital
The event, to be held on August 30-31, will feature 14 Polish organic food producers. Bite Copenhagen accompanies the World Food Summit forum, organised under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food.
According to PAIH, Denmark is a prospective market for producers of organic specialties because their consumption is rapidly growing. "In 2016, the share of organic products in the food market was around 10 percent, and a year later it reached a world record-high result of 13.3 percent," head of the PAIH office in Copenhagen Łukasz Szymaszek said. He added that an average Dane annually spends EUR 335 on organic food annually, while an average Pole spends - EUR 7.
Szymaszek stressed that Bite Copenhagen will be a great opportunity to present high-quality Polish products, as well as establish contacts with companies active in the food trade. "Danish statistics show that the import of Polish food to Denmark in 2017 amounted to almost EUR 500 million, recording an almost 17 percent year-on-year increase."
From 2004 to 2017, the value of food exports from Poland increased fourfold, and according to preliminary data of the Ministry of Finance, in 2017 it reached a record amount of EUR 27.3 billion (an increase of 12 percent in annual terms). Over 80 percent of Polish food is exported to the European Union, including Denmark.