Articles about olive oil production Spain Sees Record for Exports as Production Recovers Olive oil production and exports are back up in Spain, according to new figures for the first quarter of the 2013/14 olive season. 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. Early Harvest Release Brings Fresh Oils to New York New York’s first “early harvest release,” welcomed olive oil producers, chefs, and writers to taste new oils from Europe. Spain Produces 8,700 Tons in First Month of New Olive Oil Season Spain’s olive oil production, domestic consumption and exports are all up - but stocks are at a four-year low - for October, the first month of the 2013/14 olive oil season. 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. © 2014 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.