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The Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition provides an opportunity to compare the products entered from the major producing countries and the USA. The Northern Hemisphere segment has just been completed with 516 entries.

The comparative performance of olive oils from countries with over 20 entries shows that Spain outperformed all other countries with 31% of the entries being awarded gold medals.

Italy came second with 22% gold, followed by USA with 19%, Greece with 15% and Portugal with 4%. With the exception of Greece (59%) around 75% of entries were awarded medals.

Country Entries Gold Silver Bronze %Gold %Silver % Bronze % Medals
Spain 102 32 28 14 31 27 14 73
Italy 96 21 36 13 22 38 14 73
USA 208 40 64 49 19 31 24 74
Greece 27 4 10 2 15 37 7 59
Portugal 25 1 6 12 4 24 48 76
Overall 516 108 166 93 21 32 18 71