Chiffres clés olive 2019

Key figures from the olive sector

Overview of the olive sector in France and throughout the world

Key figures worldwide 

  • World production of olive oil (2018/2019) : 3,131,000 tonnes, i.e. more than 31 million litres of olive oil of which 51% by Spain. +30% estimated increase compared to 2016/2017 campaign 
  • World production of table olives : 2,751,500 tonnes
  • World consumption of olive oil (2018/2019): 2,950,500 tonnes of which 52% in the European Union
  • Production of olive oil in the European Union : 2,219,000 tones, 66% of the world production
Top 5 des pays les plus consommateurs d'huile d'olive

Key figures for France

  • Olive oil production (2018/2019) : 5,860 tonnes, of which 62% in the Sud-Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
  • Colive oil consumption : 111 000 tonnes (+4% vs 2017) of which 64% extra virgin olive oil
  • Proportion of french consumption produced domestically : 4% of which main suppliers : Spain, Italy, Tunisia and Portugal
Acheteurs d'huile d'olive
  • Market share of organic olive oil in mass retail : 17%
  • Estimated concumption of table olives : 68,000 tonnes, equating to more than 1 kg per person per year
  • Proportion of french olives in olive consumption : 2.5%, french production stands at 1,200 t/year
  • A clear preference among french consumers for green olives : green olives account for more than 71% of all olives consumed
  • Estomated olives production for 2018/2019 : 1,260 tonnes of which 505 tonnes in protected designation of origin
Les premières régions de la filière olive

Source : France Olive