On an average domestic production of 6.5-7 million bushels, more than 80% veins produced in the southern regions of Italy. Puglia, Calabria and Sicily have an impact on domestic production of about 80% of all the olive oil that is produced every year in Italy. The remaining production that has some significance if the divide Tuscany, Liguria, Umbria and Abruzzo.
About 75% of the oil produced in southern Italy is sold in bulk quantities (collection points) and is intended mainly for sale to wholesalers or the Packers.
The Italy is the second European producer of olive oil with an average national production of more than 6 million tons, two thirds of which oil and with ben 37 denominations (PDO) recognized by the European Union.