The Kosherfest fair
In 1991, 59 booths were visited by 900 people.
In 2003, 450 representatives were visited by 40,000 people.
In 2006, 550 representatives were visited by 45,000 people.
Some 80% of the world’s supply of kosher food is sold in the United States, which is the world’s largest kosher food producer, with Israel taking second place.
Over 10 million people in the United States eat kosher food on a regular basis, with revenues of $12 billion per year.
The kosher market expands at a rate of 15% per year.
In 2003, 33% of grocery store items had some sort of kosher certification. In 2006, this number rose to 40%.
Over 75,000 products produced in the United States have a kashrus certification stamp.
48% of kosher consumers do their shopping in the kosher department of the large chain stores, 42% buy in regular departments and 9% buy in stores that specialize in kosher food.
Foods bearing a kosher certification of any sort have a $165 billion annual yield (out of $500 billion for all annual kosher food sales in the United States).
Growth in the volume of kosher food sale
(Incidentally, Israeli food exports to the United States increased by 30% in the first 9 months of 2006).