olive oil consumption

Jan. 15, 2021

Olive Council Sets Out to Study Global Consumption Trends

The International Olive Council says it will embark on a study to better understand consumption trends around the world.

Jan. 11, 2021

Domestic Olive Oil Market Improves in Spain

Increasing sales at home have overshadowed a slight dip in exports in the first two months of the current crop year.

Dec. 8, 2020

Spanish Producers Join Chorus of Concerns Over Nutri-Score

With Spain set to formally introduce the controversial front-of-pack label system in the first months of 2021, producers worry Nutri-Score will only add to consumers' confusion about the health benefits of olive oil.

Nov. 11, 2020

Olive Oil Consumption in Spain Increased During State of Emergency

Olive oil consumption was 20 percent higher during the four-month-long state of alarm than it was before or after the emergency declaration, a government report found.

Oct. 27, 2020

Olive Oil Consumption Set to Outpace Production For a Change

Consumption is projected to reach 3.14 million tons while production slips in the 2020 campaign, finally reversing the downward price trends.

Oct. 15, 2020

As EVOO Consumption Remains Strong in Italy, Producers Hope Prices Follow

A survey showed that 80 percent of Italians habitually buy extra virgin olive oil. Strong domestic consumption paired with poor harvests in Europe could lead to a rebound in prices.

Jun. 5, 2020

USDA Predicts Global Olive Oil Production To Decrease Again

The United States Department of Agriculture predicts that global olive oil production will fall by nearly three percent, to 3.03 million tons, in the 2020/21 crop year.

Jun. 3, 2020

Plant-Based Food Sales Skyrocket as U.S. Consumers Seek Healthier Options

While the data show that plant-based food sales in the United States grew by 90 percent over the same period last year, anecdotal evidence suggests olive oil sales grew with them.

Apr. 24, 2020

Coronavirus Crisis Hits Small Producers Hardest in Portugal

Domestic consumption has dried up as restaurants close and hotel rooms sit empty. Exports have also dropped as countries around the world cancel their orders for Portuguese oil.

Apr. 21, 2020

Italian Production in 2019 Exceeds Initial Estimates

Italian olive oil production reached 365,000 tons, an increase of 110 percent compared to 2018 and 25,000 tons higher than initial estimates. Consumption, imports and exports also increased.

Apr. 21, 2020

Mixed Fortunes for European Olive Oil Sector Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Olive oil consumption has crept up as a result of the pandemic and prices of extra virgin, virgin and lampante olive oils have started to stabilize. However, both exports and imports are expected to fall.

Mar. 31, 2020

Olive Oil 'Indispensable' for Most Italians, Survey Reveals

More than 60 percent of respondents said they would never give up extra virgin olive oil, citing its taste, health benefits and cultural importance.

Dec. 26, 2019

E.U. Anticipates Increase in Consumption and Exports by 2030

Europe expects olive oil consumption to increase mostly in non-producing countries and exports to grow in both traditional and new markets.

Mar. 2, 2016

World Olive Oil Consumption Increased by 73 Percent Over a Generation

Global olive oil usage has increased by 73 percent over the last 25 years according to an analysis by the Italian farmer's group Coldiretti.

Feb. 16, 2016

Exclusive Olive Oil Consumption Protects Against Coronary Artery Disease

Studies show some promising results for a protective effect against coronary artery disease with exclusive olive oil consumption.

Dec. 8, 2015

Global Olive Oil Consumption Slips 7 Percent

World consumption for the 2014/15 crop year was assessed at 2.85 million tons, while in Europe consumption fell by 11 percent to 1.5 million tons, accounting for most of the downturn.

Sep. 25, 2015

Olive Oil Third Among Most-Searched Items on Popular Shopping App

The results demonstrate the popularity of olive oil as a staple shopping item for consumers around the world.

May. 12, 2015

Russian Olive Oil Imports Slip

After steady growth over the past 15 years, Russian olive oil imports are lower in year-to-date figures released by the International Olive Council.

Mar. 9, 2015

Olive Oil Consumption in Italy Slides to 25-Year Low

Italy and Spain are neck and neck for the top spot in total olive oil consumption, according to a report today by the International Olive Council.

Dec. 16, 2014

Calculating the Cost to Make 1 kg Olive Oil

The International Olive Council announced preliminary results of an international study to analyze the cost of producing one kilogram of olive oil.

Dec. 9, 2014

Olive Oil is Losing its Place in the Tunisian Diet

Despite a bumper harvest, encouraging domestic olive oil consumption in Tunisia has not been on the agenda.

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