Facts and figures
Fairtrade has experienced impressive growth. In the last four years global sales have more than tripled and hundreds more producer organizations have become certified.
A success story
More than 1.2 million producers and workers in 58 developing countries now benefit from global Fairtrade sales.
Over the last 20 years Fairtrade sales of Fairtrade certified products have increased phenomenally. Marginalized farming communities throughout the developing world now benefit from fairer terms of trade.
Through growing consumer support, Fairtrade has now achieved significant market share in many product categories in the 70 countries where Fairtrade products are sold. In some national markets Fairtrade accounts for between 20-50% of market share in certain products.
Growing number of producer organizations
There are now 827 Fairtrade certified producer organizations in 58 producing countries, representing over 1.2 million farmers and workers. In addition to other benefits, approximately €52 million was distributed to communities in 2009 for use in community development. Including families and dependents, Fairtrade International estimates that six million people directly benefit from Fairtrade.
Sales of Fairtrade products
The sales of Fairtrade certified products grew 15% between 2008-2009. In 2009, Fairtrade certified sales amounted to approximately €3.4 billion worldwide.
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