The State of Sustainable Markets: Statistics and Emerging Trends

Survey results from 14 sustainability standards across nine commodity areas help determine new statistics and emerging trends for sustainable production

These reports are based on the global survey on sustainability standards, funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). The reports were produced jointly by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) and the International Trade Centre (ITC), building on their complementary, in-depth expertise for sustainability standards.

The report offers a comprehensive snapshot of significant growth in the use of global sustainability standards across nine sectors: bananas, cocoa, coffee, cotton, palm oil, soybeans, cane sugar, tea and forestry. It presents the latest data on area, production volume and producers for 14 major standard-setting organizations. It provides market and statistical data on the nine sectors, as well as at-a-glance tables for products and standards by country.