World Production of Olive Oils

Spain is the largest producer of olive oil in the world.

During the 2021/2022 season, Spain produced 1.49 million tons of olive oil.
This number represents 44 percent of the European Union’s production.

Spain

0%

1491,5

Italy

0%

329

Turkey

0%

240

Tunisia

0%

235

Greece

0%

232

Portugal

0%

206

Morocco

0%

200

Syria

0%

105

Algeria

0%

91

Argentina

0%

33

Production (1000 Tn.)

Source: International Olive Council

Main Olive Oil Exporters

Spain is not only the leader in production, but also the leader in the sale and export of olive oils, with 59% of global exports.

Spain

0%

467,5

Tunisia

0%

205

Italy

0%

72,7

Turkey

0%

58

Greece

0%

24,5

(Million Tons.)

Source: International Olive Council

Main destinations for Spanish Olive Oil

Olive oil represents the third most-exported Spanish agri-food product, with over 150 destination countries and a favorable trade balance that contributes to the positive balance of the entire agri-food sector.

The main destinations for Spanish olive oil are: Italy and the United States.
In addition, in the 2020/21 season, the volume exported to the USA increased significantly (+49%).

COUNTRIES
EXPORT (Millions €)
TOTAL TOP 20
834
Italy
237,9
USA
149,4
Portugal
111,8
France
72,20
United Kingdom
45,8
Japan
32,8
China
30,5
Australia
24,4
Brazil
23,7
Germany
14,5
Netherlands
14
Mexico
12,6
Canada
11,7
South Korea
11,3
Russia
9,9
Colombia
7,5
India
7
Belgium
7
Switzerland
5,3
Saudi Arabia
5,1

Olive Oil production in Spain

Regionally, olive oil production is located in Andalusia, with 80% of the total, where Jaén is the main producing province, with approximately 37% of the total, followed by Castile-La Mancha with 8% and Extremadura with 4% of the national total.