Category: News

2017/18 OLIVE OIL HARVEST UPDATE

NEWS 30 OCT 2017 They are praying for rain in Italy and Greece. Estimates of high output have been tempered by lack of rain. Italy’s estimated olive oil output is at 250,000 tons, with Tuscany suffering the most. Greece’s drop will slightly exceed Italy’s production for the third consecutive year....

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THE OLIVE OIL WORLD IN 2017/18

Olivenews.gr gathered the data and presents estimates for the world olive oil production of the upcoming olive crop year 2017/18, compared to the current year’s production in the 8 leading olive oil producers that make up to 90% of the world olive oil production. Τhe average expected increase for 2017/18 is...

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SPANISH EXPORTS TO ITALY SURGE

NEWS 19 JUNE 2017 The fall forecast we reproduced in last October’s News nearly matched output by this spring. Italy’s dismal production levels of 150,000 tons continued this season as well, losing 2nd place to Greece (250,000 tons) while sharing 3rd place with Turkey. Global leader Spain with 1.3 million...

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ADULTERATION IN DENMARK

NEWS 2 APRIL 2017 The Danish FDA found that only 6 out of 35 brands advertising themselves as containing extra virgin olive oil actually did. The Danish investigation also found that 12 out of these brands contained olive oil unsuitable for human consumption. Most of the guilty brands were private...

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OLIVE OIL PRICES ARE GOING THROUGH THE ROOF

The 2016-17 Harvest estimate proved wrong because the weather forecast was wrong. After a hot spring and a fruit fly epidemic that had lowered estimates for quantities and quality across the Mediterranean producers, came a cold winter which is still affecting the late harvest currently under way. Spain is down...

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