Statistics of the International Olive Council for 2019 and 2020 reveal that Syria is the most Arab country in terms of per capita consumption of olive oil, while Morocco tops the list in total consumption, and Tunisia leads Arab countries by a large difference in relation to the export of this food.
According to the statistics of the International Olive Council, an inter-governmental organization comprising 44 countries that account for 98% of the world’s olive oil production, the per capita consumption in Syria is the Arab highest at 4.5 kilograms annually, followed by Tunisia with 3.5 kilograms, Morocco is 3.3 kilograms, and Palestine has come Fourth with 3.1 kilograms, and Lebanon with a fifth with 2.9 kilograms.
In the next ranks, we find Jordan (2.2 kg), then Algeria (2 kg), then Egypt (0.4 kg).
The difference remains significant between the Arab countries that lead in the field of individual consumption of olive oil, and between the major producing countries in the northern Mediterranean basin. Cyprus with 5.3 kilograms.
The arrangement changed,
but the Arab arrangement differs when it comes to the total consumption of countries. The International Olive Council figures indicate that Morocco tops the list and ranks fifth globally with 4% of the total global consumption of olive oil according to the expectations of the current agricultural season, as it talks about the kingdom's consumption of about 120 thousand tons compared to 150 thousand in the previous season.
Syria is ranked second in the Arab world and seventh in the world, with a share of 2.8% of global consumption, as its total consumption this season is expected to reach 86 thousand tons, compared to 75 thousand in the previous season. Algeria came third on the Arab level and eighth globally, with a rate of 2.7%, with a consumption of about 84,000 tons, according to expectations for the current season, compared to 86,000 in the previous season.
Tunisia ranked fourth in the Arab world and the ninth in the world in total consumption by 1.4%, about 43 thousand tons in the current season, compared to about 40 thousand tons in the previous season. It ranked fourth in the Arab world and the tenth globally, Jordan with a 0.9% share, with an estimated consumption of 29 thousand tons this season compared to About 21 thousand in the previous season.
and production, according to data of the International Olive Council, the global production of olive oil in the 2018-2019 season is more than 3.2 million tons compared to an expected production for the current season of 3.1 million tons, a decrease of 2.3%.
Tunisia topped the countries of the Arab region in terms of production, with production that reached last season more than 140 thousand tons, and this season is expected to reach 300 thousand tons, representing 9.5% of production, and Morocco came second with 4.6% of global production, and with a crop of the year The past amounted to 200 thousand tons, and this season is expected to shrink to 145 thousand.
Syria ranked third on the Arab level, at a rate of 3.8% of global production, and its crop for the past year amounted to 100 thousand tons, to rise according to expectations to 120 thousand in the current year.
In the fourth place in the Arab world, we find Algeria with 2.6% of world production, and it is expected that the size of its crop will move from 97,000 tons last season to 82,000 this season. Egypt ranked fifth with a rate of 0.9%, with an estimated production of 7,000 tons last season, and this season is expected to jump to 28,000.
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on the level of importing, the arrangement is completely different. Saudi Arabia topped the list Arab, as it imported 35,000 tons last season, and the quantity is expected to stabilize in the current season, followed by Morocco by a large difference, as it imported 5 thousand tons last season, and the quantity is expected to rise this season To 9 thousand.
Jordan came third, and it is expected that this year it will import 4.5 thousand tons according to the expectations of the International Olive Council, then we find Lebanon fourth. Last year it imported 3 thousand tons and it is expected that this year it will import 4 thousand tons.
In the field of exporting olive oil, Tunisia has extracted from the Arab world for many years, a very large difference from the rest of the countries, and it is one of the major exporting countries in the world. The Tunisian authorities expect that by the end of the current season, their exports will reach 300 thousand tons, and the African country accounted for one fifth of the world exports.
A unique case
and Tunisia constitutes a unique model within the Arab region and among the major exporting countries in the world, as it is the only country that exports quantities far exceeding what it consumes internally from the olive oil crop, which makes this substance strategically located in agricultural production and exports.
Tunisia produced 140 thousand tons last year, and only 40 thousand of it was consumed, and the rest is all for export. The same applies to the year before last, with different numbers. In contrast, all countries exporting olive oil, whether in the Arab or European region, exceeds its internal consumption by much more than the volume. Its exports.
In the second place in the Arab world in terms of olive oil exports, Syria came in at about 34 thousand tons expected for the exports of the current season, compared to 25 thousand in the previous season, then Morocco came third with 20 thousand tons against 28 thousand tons compared to the previous season, so Palestine exports with about 6 thousand tons According to the expectations of the current season, compared to 2.5 thousand tons, Lebanon came fifth with exports estimated at 3 thousand tons this year, compared to 7 thousand tons last year.