Olive oil is one of the primary components of the renowned Mediterranean Diet and
although the highest per-
In terms of consumption per capita, the Greeks set a shining example, with an average of more than 24 liters/person/year (we’re convinced Greeks are literally bathing in olive oil!!) The next runners up are the Spanish and Italians, who use an average of about 15 and 13 liters/person/year, respectively. When compared to North American averages, about 1 liter for Americans and 1.5 liters for Canadians, it is easy to see that the growth potential here is enormous.
However, in terms of consumption by country, the United States is actually the third
largest consumer of olive oil in the world, consuming about 9% of global olive oil
production. This is still small compared to Italy (21%) and Spain (19%), but is
just ahead of the olive-