The number of facilities certified to GOTS shows an increase of 8.2 per cent, from 4,642 facilities in 2016 to 5,024 facilities in 2017. GOTS certified facilities are located in 62 countries around the world with continuous growth in both production as well as consuming regions. GOTS certification covers the processing of certified organic fibres along the entire supply chain from field to finished product. Countries or regions with the largest increase in GOTS certification in 2017 are (in rank order): Bangladesh (+40 per cent), North America (+39 per cent), Portugal (+39 per cent), Europe (+29 per cent). The top ten countries in terms of total number of certified facilities are: India (1658), Bangladesh (534), Germany (480), Turkey (445), Italy (307), China (292), Pakistan (194), Portugal (180), USA (99) and South Korea (69).