Olive oil by the numbers
- 99% of the olive oil consumed by Americans comes from other countries.
- 70 million liters of olive oil were consumed by Americans in 2009.
- $700 million was spent by Americans on olive oil, 60% of which was labeled "extra-virgin."
- 8% more olive oil was consumed in the United States in 2009 than in 2008.
- 3rd largest consumer of olive oil in the world is the United States.
Statistics: North American Olive Oil Association