olive oil production

European Union

Olive Oil Production Up More Than 25 Percent, Consumption Edges Higher

In its monthly newsletter, the International Olive Council released its preliminary data for the 2017/18 harvest season, which indicates increases in production, consumption and imports.

Unusual Weather Leads to Dismal Harvest in California

Amid a harvest impacted by late winter temperature fluctuations, California is expecting a 30-percent drop in olive oil production this season.

A Very Good Year for Turkish Olive Oil Exports

A good year for olive growers combined with relatively poor years in the Mediterranean and a depreciating Lira, see Turkish exports on pace for a five-year high.

Tunisian Women Producers Making a Mark in a Man’s World

Women are making their mark on Tunisia's fast-growing olive oil industry, even if it's often behind the scenes.
Special Report

In Western Argentina, Rising Energy Costs Worry Some Olive Growers

As Argentina's energy minister deregulates the sector and electricity costs shoot up, olive farmers are feeling the effects.

Can China Become a Major Olive Oil Producer?

China's growing demand is helping move forward domestic production.
Olive Oil Times Special

New Torrefaction Process Reduces Transportation Costs for Biomass

Researchers at Fraunhofer IGB developed an improved torrefaction process to make use of olive biomass.

Andalusia Pledges Big Investment in Olive Sector

More than €60 million will be provided to farmers and agricultural associations to invest in irrigation infrastructure and new technology.