Organic olive oil worth $166 million was imported by the United States last year, the first in which it was tracked by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
This means about one tenth of the value of all foreign olive oil sales in the U.S. in 2013 came from organic olive oil.
Organic olive oil together with organic coffee ($253 million), bananas ($259 million), and mangos ($101 million) accounted for 60 percent of the value of tracked organic imports in 2013, according to the USDA’s Economic Research Service.
About half the value of the organic olive oil imported came from extra virgin olive oil, 47 percent the olive oil grade and 4 percent from virgin olive oil. Read moreOlive Oil Among Top Organic Imports in U.S.,