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Olive oil by the numbers

Tuesday, September 21, 2010; 10:45 AM

- 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

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