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Olive oil consumption in Italy 2005-2020

In the period from October 2019 to September 2020, 500,000 metric tons of olive oil were consumed in Italy. This was a significant increase compared to the previous year. Worldwide production of olive oil amounted to 3.2 million metric tons.

 Regular consumers 

   Italians are regular consumers of olive oil. Results of a survey conducted in 2017 indicated that 91 percent of them consumed it daily. In 2018, another poll showed that in 85 percent of cases, they purchased extra virgin olive oil. This commonly consumed olive oil is extracted mechanically from olives and has less than 0.8 percent acidity.

 Directly from the producer 

   A survey about purchase channels of olive oil in Italy revealed that in 2017, a significant share of households bought olive oil directly from the producer. Interestingly enough, 91.1 percent of respondents of the same poll consumed a limited amount (about ten percent) of their own produced olive oil.

Yearly* olive oil consumption in Italy from 2005 to 2020

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Release date

November 2020



Survey time period

2005 to 2020

Supplementary notes

* One crop year refers to the period from 1 October to 30 September.
** Data are provisional.
*** Data are forecast.

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