Key Market Indicators
Iran is set to become one of the world's largest consumers of olives in the next five years. Consumption is expected to reach 38 thousand metric tons by 2026, an increase of 2.4% on average each year since 2017. In 2021, Iraq overtook Iran, which ranked 15th in the world. Italy, the United States and Greece were the top three countries. Iran's production of olives is also set to rise, reaching nearly 120 thousand metric tons by 2026. This marks an increase of 1.9% each year since 1966. In 2021, Albania produced more olives than Iran, which was ranked 18th in the world. Italy, Morocco and Greece were the top three countries.