Sales of olive oil in Germany reached in 2015 a market share of 18.1%, according to the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants – UFOP, that also notes that rapeseed oil continues to lead the list of the most popular oils among German consumers.
Thus, in 2015, the quantity of this oil purchased by consumers in this country increased once again over the previous year, this time by 2.4%, reaching a new record of 78.5 million liters, as recorded by the international newsletter of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Magrama).
In this sense, its market share remained, for the second consecutive year, above 40% and gained ground against the sunflower, of which about 52 million liters were sold and to which corresponded a market share of 27,2%, followed by olive oil.
The UFOP noted that German consumers are positive about the rapeseed oil, especially for its fatty acid composition and variety of use, as well as the fact that it is of domestic origin.
According to the association, the 2016 harvest is estimated to reach 5.4 or 5.9 million rapeseeds which will produce more than 2.2 million tons of oil intended for consumption or processing purposes.Sales of olive oil in Germany reached a total of 34.7 million liters in 2015,