Articles about olive oil prices World Olive Oil Imports Fall Dismal trade data marks the start of the 2013/14 olive oil season with imports down in all the major markets, according to figures in the International Olive Council’s latest newsletter. Catalan Olive Oil Producers Find Saffron a Lucrative Sideline The world’s most expensive spice shows promise for the olive oil producers of Les Garrigues, in the province of Lerida in western Catalonia. Spanish Harvest Marked by High Volumes, Low Prices Ex-mill olive oil prices in Spain are at their lowest point for the calendar year as dry skies favor a rapid harvest and high volumes. World Olive Oil Production Predicted to Top 3.2 Million Tons Global olive oil production is likely to reach at least 3.2 million tons in 2013/14, according to a new, higher estimate. Catalan Competition Authority Considers Investigation Into Price Manipulation Growers’ claims that abusive behavior in the olive oil sector is artificially driving down ex-mill prices may be investigated. Increased Trade in Olive Oil Futures The Olive Oil Futures Market booked a €213,000 loss last year but its fortunes turned around in the first quarter of this year as movements in olive oil prices sparked even more trade. Spain’s Olive Oil Farmers Call for Probe Into Price Manipulation The farmers union COAG wants Spain's competition watchdog to probe alleged price manipulation by olive oil distributors. Deal Could Stop Use of Olive Oil as Loss Leader Use of olive oil as a loss leader for Spain’s supermarkets might be snuffed out under talks between retailers and olive oil sector. Global Olive Oil Trade Off to Strong Start for 2012/13 Season Olive oil imports are up 38 percent in China and Japan, 32 percent in Australia, and 6 percent in the United States. Olive Oil Prices in India Moving Sharply Higher Olive oil prices in India are set to go up substantially owing to a hefty increase in olive raw material costs in Spain and Italy over the last six months. EU Likely to Increase Private Storage Aid Trigger Prices Prices for extra virgin and virgin olive oil wouldn’t have to fall so far before the European Commission (EC) provided support via private storage aid, under proposed changes agreed to by a European Parliament committee. Producer Prices Climb Again in Spain Olive oil prices in Spain finally fell in line with expectations and rose again last week, but there was not much oil being sold. Imports Exceed Output in First Month of Spanish Olive Oil Harvest Faced with a 200,000-ton deficit in meeting its demand, olive oil prices in Spain are expected to rise, but are paradoxically falling. © 2014 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.