Articles about olive oil production 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. Greek Olive Oil Production Down Fifty Percent Weather and other natural conditions are being blamed for destroying crops during a critical point of the season. Fears Disease Could Spell Disaster for Europe’s Olive Trees A plant disease is said to have already infected tens of thousands of olive trees -- many of them a century-old -- in Italy's Puglia region. Conditions Ripe in Andalusia for Return to Peak Olive Oil Production Spain could return to record levels and pump out about 1.6 million tons of olive oil this season, based on a a new forecast that Andalusia alone will make more than 1.3 million tons. World Olive Oil Consumption Slips, Production Rebounds Global olive oil production should bounce back to about 3 million tons this season - up a fifth on 2012/13, according to a provisional forecast from the International Olive Council (IOC). Spain Expects Stronger Olive Oil Season Early estimates suggest Spain is set for a return to higher olive oil production in 2013/13 with a harvest well over a million tons. Where Olive Oil Demand is Waxing and Waning The spectacular surge in demand for olive oil in emerging markets will endure largely driven by health interests, a Rabobank report says. United Nations Field Reports to Improve Olive Council Forecasts Data gathered on the ground by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization will be used for International Olive Council forecasts. Latest Data on Weak Spanish Harvest Spain dribbled out less than 49,000 tons of olive oil in February, about a third of its production last year. Olive Oil Production Plunges 60 Percent in Spain Spain’s olive oil production is down 62 percent for the first four months of this season, according to recent reports. Genetics May Prove Valuable for Greek Olive Oil Producers While the olive oil industry in Greece is shaky, it is time for pioneering thinking and concerted efforts. Argentina Olive Oil Sector Seeks to Rebuild After a very rocky year plagued by climate factors, high costs and falling prices, Argentina's olive oil sector approaches 2013 with caution. © 2013 Olive Oil Times | All Rights Reserved.