The olive consumption is one of the most consumed products in countries such as Turkey, Italy, Egypt, Greece, among others. These countries have a high productivity on itselves.

What is the production and consumption of olives in Spain?

On the other hand, Spain is ranked number one in production and fourth in table consumption. The average world production for the last five seasons amounted to 2,472,700 tons, of which 524,700 tons were produced in Spain, which represents 21% of the total.

The latter are mainly concentrated in Andalusia and Extremadura, which account for 83.77% and 13.74% of the total respectively, i.e. 96.91% of these crops are grown in these two communities.

In spite of this, the table olive has other communities whose cultivation as well as consumption is becoming notorious around the world. In this article we will talk specifically about the olives consumption around the world and how their own production is done.



According to IOC (International Olive Oil Council) data, the average consumption of the last five seasons amounts to 3.185 million tons in 2020/21 and is distributed by country:

  • Turkey – 13%.
  • Egypt – 12%.
  • USA – 9%.
  • Spain – 7%.
  • Algeria – 7%.
  • Italy – 5%.
  • Rest of the world – 47%.
consumo de aceitunas en el mundo
consumo de aceitunas


In the most important sectors of table olive production, Spain is ranked number one in the world, followed at a great distance by other countries such as Egypt, Turkey, Algeria, Greece, Syria and Morocco.

  • Spain – 21%.
  • Egypt – 17%.
  • Turkey – 15%.
  • Algeria – 9%.
  • Greece – 7%.
  • Syria – 5%.
  • Morocco – 4%.
  • The rest of the world – 22%.

Estas cifras dejan en claro que las aceitunas de mesa que hoy día consumimos, la mayoría son de origen español. Teniendo esto en cuenta si sumamos eso en conjunto con su distribución y consumo individual entre países de occidente y oriente, deja un alto porcentaje de propiedad que lo posiciona muy alto no solo en su propia productividad y consumo, sino en calidad.

Olive Consumption Nowadays

On the other hand, the tables olives world production will grow by 2.5% in the present season 2020/21 with respect to the previous one, up to 3.134 million tons. Although other percentages cover around the world, the Sevillian olive is one of the most coveted and exported olives in the world, exceeding almost 30%. Its demand is high in both non-producing and table olive producing countries.

According to the MAPA Food Consumption Panel, in 2017 national household consumption increased by 6.7%. For hotel and catering, there is no data available since 2011. Household consumption accounts for around 75% of national table olive consumption.

Whether due to the growing environment, its global positioning, weather conditions, among other things… The fact is that the consumption of table olives positions it as one of the most demanded and sold olive trees worldwide, with Spain being its main producer, exporter and 4th largest consumer.

If you are looking for a distributor of table olives, Escamilla is your company, we have different sizes of packaging for any type of company and at the same time we also sell to customers. If you want more information click here.


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