Feb. 8, 2012
The European Commission is set to subsidize the temporary storage of 100,000 tons of olive oil in a bid to bolster dismal farm-gate prices.
Jan. 6, 2012
Falling prices, decreased production and poor sales have left Spain's olive oil sector in a state of disarray, though government is working to develop reparative initiatives.
Dec. 28, 2011
During the current financial crisis, demand for first quality standardized olive oil has declined in Greece. The explanation relies in the cuts to wages and the limitation of household resources in general.
Dec. 14, 2011
World olive oil consumption will climb 3.2 percent in 2011/12, according to the Olive Council’s November newsletter.
Dec. 13, 2011
A new study finds weaknesses in the Greek olive oil industry and suggests ways to overcome the problems by achieving economies of scale.
Dec. 7, 2011
Byproducts of olive oil production have made the Córdoba province Spain’s leader in biomass energy production and innovation. Material from the olive oil sector, including pomace and prunings, is Spain's most used biomass source.
Nov. 13, 2011
Worldwide trade in olive oil is up 10 percent on last year - an increase of 120,222 tons, according to figures just released by the International Olive Council.
Nov. 3, 2011
Hojiblanca plans to double its turnover to €1 billion in five years. Antonio Luque, former farmer and now Hojiblanca’s managing director, vowed to “keep on growing.”
Nov. 2, 2011
The mill is owned by the 1,673 members of the FAECA Cooperative and, with the 12 lines working around the clock, can process 2,500 tons of olive oil every day.
Oct. 26, 2011
Spain has doubled its olive oil exports in the last decade and now sends 60 percent of its production abroad, according to figures released by the trade association Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español.
Oct. 24, 2011
Proposals include limiting the subsidies large farms can receive, and allocating a fixed amount per hectare rather than according to the production history -- a change that would see France and Spain lose the most, according to reports.
Oct. 11, 2011
The world produced just over 3 million tons of olive oil in the 2010/11 harvest season, according to preliminary estimates released today in the International Olive Council's September Market Summary.
Oct. 10, 2011
In an interview with Spain's El Economista, Acesur CEO Gonzalo Guillén spoke frankly of Spain's olive oil image problem and his company's plans for international expansion.