2018 Olive Harvest

Business

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.

Production in Turkey Stumbles After Bad Harvest, but Trends Upwards

Even as some predict Turkey could become the world’s second largest olive oil producer, the country’s changing climate is forcing olive farmers and producers to do things they have never needed to do before.

Production Dips in Portugal, but Not for Long

The completion of a $6-billion dam in the south of the country could hold the key to sustaining Portugal's dramatic increase in olive oil production, but it does not come without its critics and controversies.
Special Report

This Mill Makes 200 Tons of Olive Oil. In a Day.

Behind the scenes at Almazara Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the world's largest olive mill.

Lower Volumes Forecast As Harvest in Greece Hits Its Stride

A reduction in quality and quantity is expected In the majority of olive oil making territories compared to last year
Olive Oil Times Special

Complex Harvest Challenges Italian Farmers

The Institute of Services for the Agricultural and Food Market released the first figures on the current harvest in Italy.

Global Olive Oil Production to Dip in 2018/19

Argentina, Italy and Greece experienced some of the largest decreases, while Spain and Morocco enjoyed solid production increases.