Italian extra-virgin olive oil: average European consumption 2015, by type of user

This statistic illustrates the European average consumption of Italian extra-virgin olive oil in the year 2015, broken down by type of users. Extra-virgin olive oil is associated with a lower risk of osteoporosis-related fractures in middle-aged and elderly Mediterranean population at high cardiovascular risk. As of the survey period, almost half of the respondents (42 percent) in Europe, on average, admitted to use extra-virgin olive oil frequently.

European average consumption of Italian extra-virgin olive oil in 2015, by type of user

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Release date

April 2016


Europe, Italy

Survey time period

October 2015

Number of respondents

1,214 respondents

Special properties

foreign visitors to Expo-Milan 2015

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

The original survey question was phrased by the source as follows: "Lei utilizza olio extravergine d'oliva italiano?".

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