Category: News

OLIVE OIL AFTER IMPORT TARIFFS

With the new harvest in the northern hemisphere knocking on the door, the olive oil production outlook is good, barring extreme weather in the next months. The new crop opened with last season’s prices but are expected to drop as more is harvested and milled. The 25% tariff imposed by...

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NEW HARVEST SEASON 2019-20

The new olive harvest that produces our Extra Virgin Olive Oil has come into season. Our Cretan Co-op Estate has started harvesting the new crop, milling it and storing it. Given its location and altitude, it avoided the effects of the fruit fly that afflicted certain parts of Crete, thus...

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EUROPEAN UNION 2019 OLIVE OIL EXPORTS

A report by the European Commission predicts that olive oil exports from the European Union (E.U.) will reach record levels for the current 2018/2019 season. The E.U. the world’s leading olive oil producer, with Spain being its largest producer by far, followed by Italy and Greece as well as the world’s biggest exporter of olive oil with 625,000 tons...

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BOTTLED IN ITALY & CRAFTED IN CALIFORNIA

As shipments of olive oil from the 2018-18 harvest in progress in the Mediterranean and California reach distributors, food service facilities and the store shelves, consumers must look into where their oil is coming from. A down cycle in most producing regions but Spain, adverse climatic conditions in Italy and...

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2018-19 MED HARVEST OUTLOOK

2018-19 MED HARVEST OUTLOOK Most of the olive oil producing countries on the Mediterranean shores are experiencing their “down” cycle this season. Among the majors, Greece will produce around 240,000 metric tons, down from a peak of 360,000mt last year, Tunisia 160,000 mt vs. 280,000mt and Italy, hit by frost...

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