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Table 8 Indicator 27–30: Maturity of the organic market based on physical structures

From: Institutional barriers to organic farming in Central and Eastern European countries of the Baltic Sea region

   Estonia Latvia Lithuania Poland Sweden
27 Number of certified processing facilities 35 8 19 99* ±500
28 Promotion by large retailers No No Beginning Beginning Yes
29 Distribution of sales channels
30 Market share of organic products < 1% < 1% 1.5% < 0.5% 4.1%
  1. ;27) EE: Vetemaa & Milkk 2012 LV: Latvian Ministry of Agriculture 2006b Zarina 2009 LT: Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture 2006 PL: Polish Ministry of agriculture and rural development 2006a SE: KRAV 2006. *In 2005.
  2. 28) EE: Moschitz et al. 2004 Milkk 2005; LV: Gulbe & Hazners , LV: Gulbe & Hazners LV: Gulbe & Hazners 2005 Terra Nord 2005; LT: Rutkoviene & Abraityte , LT: Rutkoviene & Abraityte LT: Rutkoviene & Abraityte 2006 PL: Moschitz et al. 2004 SE: FAS 2004.
  3. 29) EE: Pehme et al. 2007; LV: Gulbe & Hazners , LV: Gulbe & Hazners LV: Gulbe & Hazners 2005 Terra Nord 2005 LT: Kaspersen et al. 2004; Rutkoviene & Abraityte , Rutkoviene & Abraityte Rutkoviene & Abraityte 2006; PL: Bakula & Smoluk , PL: Bakula & Smoluk PL: Bakula & Smoluk 2005 Kilcher et al. 2011 SE: Dabbert et al. 2004 FAS 2004 Kilcher et al. 2011.
  4. , LV: based on numbers from countries with similar market characteristic from Dabbert et al. 2004 and Ritcher et al. 2006. LT: Terra Nord 2005. PL: Kilcher et al. 2011. SE: KRAV 2012.