Sales of food and beverages amounted to SEK 221 billion last year. This is an increase of SEK 4 billion or 1.8 percent compared to 2009. The rise was due to increased volumes (0.6 percent) as well as increased prices (2.2%).
Organic products account for 4 percent of all sales of food and non-alcoholic beverages in Sweden. This is an increase of 6 percent compared to 2009. The proportion of organic sales is largest within the product group for coffee, tea and chocolate drinks, where sales are nearly 8 percent.
Decreased sales for fruit
The price of fruit decreased somewhat last year. Although the sales prices fell, the sales volume dropped just like the last two years. Between 2009 and 2010 the sales volume dropped by 5 percent. Almost all fruits have reduced sales values compared to 2009. The only fruits that have increased their turnover since last year are oranges, lemons and other citrus fruits.
Increased sales for meat
The product group for meat has increased its sales value the most since the year 2000. Sales increased by a total of 71 percent. During this period meat prices rose by 21 percent, which means that the volume of meat increased by 41 percent.