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The State of Sustainable Markets 2019: Statistics and emerging trends

This joint publication from the International Trade Centre (ITC), International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) provides comprehensive data and analysis involving the sustainability standards being used across several commodities.

More specifically, the standards considered here are used in the banana, cocoa, coffee, cotton, oil palm, soybean, sugarcane, tea and forestry sectors. The report consolidates data provided by 14 standards organizations, which are also accessible in an interactive format on the ITC website. This is the fourth year of the State of Sustainable Markets report, with this edition also providing statistics on indicators such as land area used to grow standard-compliant crops, production volume and much more.