Abstract

At first glance, olive oils seem to be of limited importance when viewed in terms of world statistics. This applies to both production and consumption. On comparison with other edible vegetable oils that are potential substitutes, olive oils account for 3 percent* of human consumption and are clearly outstripped by soybean oil (27 percent), palm oil (20 percent), rapeseed oil (15 percent), and sunflower oil (12 percent). Their share is on a par with corn oil. The same occurs in international trade where olive oils represent no more than about 2 percent of the volume of edible vegetable oils sold.
Tabelle 1-1

Share of Olive Oils in International Trade in Edible Vegetable Oils, Excluding Intra-European Community Trade

Oils

Share of Volume (%)

Share of Value (%)

Palm

45

30

Soybean

19

19

Sunflower

11

12

Rapeseed

8

9

Lauric

11

9

Olive

2

15

Corn

2

3

Other fluid edible oils

3

3

Total

100

100

Keywords

Table Olive Olive Orchard Cholesterol Oxide Olive Pomace Trade Standard 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fausto Luchetti

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