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In 2009, organic area in the EU-27 was 8.6 million hectares – 4.7% of the total utilised agricultural area. The share is over 10% in Austria, Sweden, Lithuania and the Czech Republic. Figures for 2008, show that there were 190,700 organic holdings – roughly 1.5% of all holdings. Source: Source: EU MEMO/12/81 MEMO on Organic Wine rules – Frequently Asked Questions Brussels, 8 February 2012.