14 Dec Facts and Figures
-Greece is the largest producer of extra virgin olive in the world.
-Greeks are among the largest producers and consumers of olive-related products.
-There are 160.000.000 olive trees in Greece, or 15 olive trees for every Greek.
-Greek average annual edible olive production is 420 thousand metric tons.
-Greece is the third largest world producer of edible olives and olive oil with a 16% share of the edible olive market.
-80% of the Greek olive oil is extra virgin, the top ranked classification category for olive oils.
-There are 300 branded businesses, which package and promote olive oil, edible olives and olive paste in the domestic and foreign markets.