Italian olive oil is increasingly in demand abroad

Sep 26, 2022 550

Italian olive oil exports increased by +23 percent in value in the first half of 2022, despite climate change negatively affecting production and international tensions related to the war in Ukraine. These data emerge from the latest report by the Italian farmers’ association, Coldiretti, on the national olive-growing heritage and consumption in Italy and abroad, released at the opening in Rome of the first National Olive Oil Exhibition.

About 62% of the total value of Italian sales abroad is made in the United States, the main destination market, followed by GermanyFrance, and Canada. In the first six months of 2022, the US market grew by +20% in value for Italy’s olive oil, and the Canadian market by +40%. 

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