2018 Olive Harvest

Africa and The Middle East

Olive Oil Production Data in Europe Reveal Divergent Trends

Production in Italy and Greece is down sharply. In Spain and Portugal, it's dramatically higher.

2018 Harvest Survey Reveals Season Marked by Climatic Challenges

Olive Oil Times asked producers around the world how they fared during the 2018 olive harvest season.

Higher Production in Spain Leads to Lower Prices

Olive oil production in Spain has increased by 33 percent compared to the previous campaign. Sales have increased compared to previous years as well.

After Tough Harvest, Producers in Crete Ask for Compensation

The small quantity of olive oil that was produced in Crete remains idle since there is no demand from buyers abroad. Producers are demanding compensation.
Special Report

Greek Producers Report Poor Harvest for Quantity, Quality

After a bad harvest, olive farmers and oil producers may not be able to receive compensation. However, small producers have a chance to shine in a depleted field of competitors.

Italian Olive Oil Production Falls to Record Lows

The Institute of Services for the Agricultural and Food Market said 185,000 tons produced. A raft of climatic and phytosanitary problems are to blame.
Olive Oil Times Special

Consortium of Italian Growers Calls for ‘Serious Action’ in Tough Season

The national consortium Italia Olivicola is a new organization bringing together more than 250,000 olive growers from fifteen regions.

Yield Uncertain, Quality Looks Good in Spain

Spain's production levels seemed promising until nature threw a few curve balls.