2016 Olive Harvest

Olive Oil Prices to Surge Due to Drought in Mediterranean Region

Mediterranean countries including Spain, Greece, and Italy have seen a sharp fall in production due to the hot, dry conditions that have prevailed.

New Zealand Yields Down Due to Severe Weather

"We are late to begin (harvesting) by two weeks and I would say the crop is down in volume by at least a third possibly half in some groves." Anne Stanimiroff co-owner of the Rangihoua Olive Estate told Olive Oil Times.
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Production, Exports Down in Tunisia but Optimism Remains High

Tunisian olive oil production and exports are down for this season as the country plans further investments in the sector.

Andalusia’s Exports Reach Record €2.5 Billion

The Spanish region surpassed €2.5 billion in olive oil exports in 2016, setting a new record.
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EVOO Prices in Spain Close in on €4

Olive oil prices continue their steady rise and with the highest rates usually paid at the season's end, there's little consensus on how high they'll go.

Britain’s Olive Oil Prices Reach a Seven-Year High, Hitting Restaurateurs

"Olive oil is becoming a luxury," said Francesco Mazzei, who runs Sartoria Italian restaurant in London.
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What Recent Rains Mean for California Farmers

After years of drought, rain has once again returned to California. While many are celebrating, others are dealing with negative consequences including flooding and delayed harvests.

Why the Next Three Months Could Decide the Future for Western Australia Farmers

Wet conditions in 2016 led to smaller than average olive crops for Western Australian farmers. With the next three months a critical period, many are hoping for better outcomes, but remain at risk due to lack of insurance.