US: destination for olive oil exports

Spain and Italy, leaders in exports to the U.S.

In the context of the global economy and international trade, few industries can match the rich history and appeal of olive oil. Two European countries, Spain and Italy, have dominated this market with their production of olive oil of unparalleled quality, earning a prestigious position on this global culinary scene. However, when it comes to exports, one market in particular stands out for its influence and demand: the United States.

The United States has become the main destination for Spanish and Italian olive oil exports, redefining the global olive oil industry landscape.

The United States: the epicenter of Spanish and Italian liquid gold

According to data from Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva de España, during the first quarter of 2023, Spanish olive oil imports from the United States amounted to 166,859 tons. On the other hand, Italian olive oil imports amounted to 123,960 tons.

These last data place Spain and Italy as leaders in the U.S. market.

The rise of olive oil in the U.S.: a health and taste phenomenon

The rise of olive oil in the United States is a reflection of a growing consumer awareness of the importance of healthy eating.

The health benefits associated with regular olive oil consumption, such as reduced risk of heart disease and improved brain health, have captured the attention of the American public.

This has led to a increase in demand for high quality olive oil, such as oils from Spain and Italy.

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