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Classification of Italian Olive Oils

WithMartin Theus, Simon Urbanek

Olive oil, along with sunflower oil, soya oil and rapeseed oil, is one of the four most common edible oils. They account for more than 90% of all edible oils. Europe produces about 60% of the world’s olive oil. Italy produces more than a third of this total, amounting to 28% of the world production only topped by Spain with more than 34%.