Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Per Capita consumption of Olive Oil in US continues to Rise

Data presented at the recent Savantes programme in New York shows that per capita consumption of olive oil in the USA continues to rise steadily.

The consumption per person is approaching I litre per person.

United Kingdom Olive Oil Consumption is Flat

Data presented to Savantes in London in early March shows that consumption of olive oil in the United Kingdom has been around 1 litre per person for the last five years.

There was a slight rise to 1.2 litres in 2011 which can probably be attributed to lower prices.

Olive Oil Production Continues Decline Against Other Vegetable Oils

Updated data from the USDA shows that the percentage of olive oil produced continues to decline as a proportion of total vegetable oil worldwide. In six years since 2007 the percentage has dropped from 2.4% to 2.0%.

Monday, April 22, 2013

East Coast Biggest Users of Olive Oil in USA

In an analysis presented to Savantes New York in February, Eryn Balch, Executive Vice President of the North American Olive Oil Association, revealed that the Eastern States consume 54% of all classifications of olive oil in the USA.

Based on the US Census Divisions, the data showed the consumption as New England Division – 9%, Middle Atlantic 23% and South Atlantic 22%. By comparison the West Coast which is covered by the Pacific Division consumed 10%.