Key Figures from the Olive Sector

Overview of the Olive sector’s results in France and around the world

Key figures worldwide

  • Worldwide production of table olives: 2 700 000 tonnes including 25.9% within the European Union.
  • Worldwide production of olive oil in 2016-2017 : 2 713 500 tonnes (48.3% of it in Spain), 7.8% less than the previous year
  • Worldwide consumption of olive oil in 2015 – 2016: 2 904 000 tonnes including 56% by the European Union
  • The world’s top 5 olive oil consuming countries : Italy, Spain, Greece, USA, France

Key figures in France

  • Olive oil produced in 2016 - 2017: 3.200 tonnes so less than 46% from the previous year
  • Olive oil consumption : 110 000 tonnes representing more than 120 million liters
  • 19.3 million households buy olive oil representing a penetration ratio of 70.7%
  • Estimated consumption of olives : 68.000 tonnes equating 1kg per person per year

Sources : AFIDOL, Conseil oléicole international – 2017