2016 Olive Harvest

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.
Special Report

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.
Special Report

Tunisian Olive Oil Production Down 55 Percent

Tunisia's drop in olive oil production is a further blow to the North African country which is already suffering an ailing economy, social unrest and security concerns.

Spanish Olive Oil Exports Soar During Weak Harvest

Spain's exports have increased by fifty-three percent over last year, capitalizing on high prices and its position as the market leader.