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Olive Oil


KEY FACTS AND FIGURES:


  • Olive trees occupy an area of 563 km2 in Lebanon, which represents 5.4% of the country’s territory, or 8% of total agricultural lands.
  • Lebanese olive trees are on average 150 years old, and are mostly rain fed (Only 8% of the olives cultivated area is irrigated, the rest is rain fed).
  • Around 70% of the olive trees are destined to the production of olive oil, and the remaining ones are destined to the production of table olives.
  • The oil productivity of the olives in Lebanon ranges from 18-25%.
  • Around 41% of olive oil production takes place in the North of Lebanon, followed by Nabatieh with 21% of total production, 15% in the South, 13% in the Bekaa and 10% in Mount Lebanon.
  • In 2015, olive oil production reached 21,000 tons growing by a CAGR 15.94% since 2011.
  • In 2015 olive oil exports reached 7,521 tons or the equivalent of LBP 38.8 Billion in 2015, an increase of 27 % from 2014 figures.

 

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES:

 

  • Olive oil is amongst the most prominent Lebanese signature agro-industrial products, and a proud part of the country's history and culinary tradition.
  • Lebanon's diverse topography, fertile soil, microclimates, and olive varieties allow farmers to produce uniquely flavored products.
  • Olive oil is one of the few agro-industries to post an external trade surplus in 2013.
Olive Oil Fact Book 2014
OLIVE OIL INDUSTRY IN LEBANON
Agro Industry Investment Incentives
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