Jan. 15, 2021
The International Olive Council says it will embark on a study to better understand consumption trends around the world.
Dec. 8, 2020
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Studies show some promising results for a protective effect against coronary artery disease with exclusive olive oil consumption.
Sep. 25, 2015
The results demonstrate the popularity of olive oil as a staple shopping item for consumers around the world.
Mar. 9, 2015
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. 9, 2014
Despite a bumper harvest, encouraging domestic olive oil consumption in Tunisia has not been on the agenda.