Fair trade statistics

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US dollars spent on fairtrade products

In the world, this year

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5,908,674,415

US dollars spent on fairtrade products

In the world, this year

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Fair trade statistics are moving in...
the right direction: We are buying more and more products that are part of the solution instead of the problem!

Top 4 facts about fair trade products

1

A small but growing market

The annual sales of Fairtrade certified products now amounts to 6.6 billion US dollars. Compared to non-Fairtrade products this is not a lot, but Fairtrade is growing - sales increased 12 % from 2010 to 2011.


2

Fair trade

As the name says, Fairtrade seeks fair play in international trade. The aim of Fairtrade is to offer better terms of trade to local producers and workers, and thereby help to build local communities.


3

A concept for good

Fairtrade is not only used to set minimum social and environmental standards in production and trade. Fairtrade also supports the development of small-scale farmers and plantation workers in need of help.


4

More is needed

Supporting small-scale production through Fairtrade is a good thing. But it should never make us forget that more fundamental changes in the current trading system are needed.



Fair trade products

According to fairtraderesource.org consumers spent around $6.6 billion in 2011, an increase of 12% since 2010.


A small but growing market

Fair trade

A concept for good

More is needed

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