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Fair Trade Certified U.S. Market Shows Some Changes in 2010 – Data Published in Fair Trade USA’s Annual Almanac

Fair Trade USA (FTUSA) published its annual guide to statistics for the 2010 U.S. market of Fair Trade Certified (FTC) products. Since FTUSA is the recognition system for about 90% of all Fair Trade goods sold in the U.S., its statistics tell important parts of the larger Fair Trade story.

Some key statistics include:

  • FTC imports of coffee, flowers and produce remained about the same from 2009 to 2010. FTC imports for several food categories showed high growth: cocoa (67%), tea (38%), sugar (60%), vanilla/spices (97%), grains (13%) and honey (267%). Wine imports decreased 63%.
  • Community development premium payments exceeded $14 million in 2010, an increase of 5% from 2009. 76% of the total came from coffee sales.
  • The number of producer organizations has increased slightly, to 878 from 865. 92 new producer groups joined the FTC system in 2010, while 79 no longer participated.
  • Producer groups in these 5 countries, out of 70 worldwide, represent 34% of all producer groups: Peru, Colombia, India, Kenya & Mexico.
  • U.S. businesses sourced FTC goods from 330 producer organizations in 2010, down from 358 in 2009.
  • The number of U.S. businesses sourcing FTC goods decreased from 813 in 2009 to 732 in 2010.
  • The share of FTC imports by weight that are also certified organic increased to 62 percent, up from 47 percent in 2009.
  • FTC coffee imports to the U.S. came from 21 countries, and 60% was imported from the biggest 4 countries: Peru (23%), Nicaragua(16%), Colombia (11%), and Indonesia (10%).
  • More than 9,500 Fair Trade Certified products are now available in 60,000 U.S. retail locations, both up from around 6000 FTC products and 50,000 locations last year.

Lots more data on product imports, countries of origin, U.S. industry partners, producer groups and change rates in the Fair Trade USA 2010 Almanac.

Access FTUSA press release.


  1. We are grateful to learn from fair trade resource network, of the work your organization is undertaking around the world in building other better worlds ,through the purchase of and sale of fair trade products from local producers in developing countries like ours and we look forward to a long lasting partnership.

    NDOP HANDICRAFT ASSOCIATION{NDOPCRAFT}is Non-Governmental,Apolitical and Not for Profit Making,Fair Trade Association based in Cameroon.The main objective of NDOPCRAFT ,is to Improve the Welbeing and Safeguard the Livelihood of marginalised Artisans and Farmers through FAIR TRADE.Whereby producers within the informal sector receive just reward for their efforts and products.
    By providing professional and non exploitative services between producer partners and formal market structures.

    Support and securing of the organisation structure and the economical situation of producers ,especially women.
    Development and realization of new management and marketing techniques based on ICT Technology to accelerate sustainable development in rural communities throughout Cameroon.
    Creation and support of incomes for producers.
    Creation of jobs in rural areas to combat rural exodus.
    Self-reliance development {do-it your-self}
    TO support the economic situation of Women.
    To collaborate with other related organisations and institutions working towards the improvement of peoples
    To cooperate with organizations and institutions for the prevention of HIV/AIDS.
    To practice environmental protection and apply ecological principles in producing and marketing.
    To respect sound ethical values of commercial practice and abide by the principles of FAIR TRADE .

    Fair trade therefore present us with the opportunity to broaden and expand our network for the purposes of presenting our culture,people, ideas and products ,.Music Instruments ,baskets ,mask ,household articles ,stools ,gifts ,coffee ,cocoa ,foodstuff,Voacanga ,etc


    .Learning alternative ways of doing things ,making new alliances and to strengthen existing ones.Forming part of a world -wide process,that will impact on all our lives in making poverty history.


    Best regards
    Mr David Gabe
    237 97 26 26 05

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