olive oil consumption

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.

Oct. 6, 2020

Europe's Olive Oil Exports on Record-Breaking Pace

The E.U. also expects record-high imports in the 2019/20 crop year.

Oct. 1, 2020

Demand for Extra Virgin Drives Olive Oil Sales in Spain

While demand for extra virgin rose, the appetite in Spain for the lower grades has dried up.

Jul. 10, 2020

E.U. Olive Oil Production Expected to Hit 5-Year High

The European Commission estimates production will rise to 2.3 million tons in the coming crop year.

Jul. 7, 2020

EVOO Consumption in Italy Predicted to Grow Even As Consumer Spending Falls

The increase in olive oil consumption is partially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led consumers to change their eating priorities.

Jul. 1, 2020

Olive Oil Consumption in Spain Continues to Grow

A new report from the country's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries said olive oil consumption grew by more than three percent for the second straight year. Demand for extra virgin olive oil has led the way.

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.

Aug. 9, 2019

Producers and Exporters Eagerly Await Ratification of EU-Mercosur Deal

The trade deal will eliminate tariffs on both Mercosur and E.U. exports and creates the world's largest bloc of olive oil consumers and producers.

Jul. 15, 2019

Spain Sees Largest Olive Oil Consumption Increase in Nearly a Decade

Olive oil consumption in Spain rose by more than three percent, the biggest increase since 2011. Falling prices and better education about extra virgin olive oil's health benefits are attributed to the increase.

Jul. 11, 2019

Reimagining Olive Oil for Millennials

Olive oil has been used for generations, but two brands are interpreting the food for young buyers looking to purchase simple, honest products in and out of the kitchen.

Apr. 2, 2019

The Indian Olive Oil Market Shows Potential, but Comes at a Price

Spain is well-positioned to capitalize on the growing market for olive oil in India. High tariffs on imported olive oils, however, present a major hurdle for Spanish producers.

Jan. 29, 2019

Olive Oil Consumption Falling Among Spain's Youth

A new report released by a Spanish university indicated that a number of factors are contributing to the decrease in local consumption and predicted that it may not recover.

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.

Dec. 8, 2014

Olive Oil Prices Soar, Consumption Slides in Latest Report

The International Olive Council (IOC) reported an expected 38 percent drop in olive oil production and sharply higher prices for extra virgin olive oil.

Nov. 9, 2014

A Growing Appetite for Olive Oil in Korea

Imports of olive oil into South Korea climbed by 50 percent over last year, according to a report by the International Olive Council.

Oct. 8, 2014

Half the Spanish Olive Oil This Year, Twice the Greek as Prices Climb

Spain will see its output drop by half this season, while Greece will double its output, according to latest estimates by the International Olive Council.

Oct. 1, 2014

Olive Council Warns of 'Standstill' if Prices Get Too High

Jean-Louis Barjol answered questions at the University of Jaén concerning a potential slowdown in olive oil consumption.

Jul. 8, 2014

Olive Council Reports Upswing in World Olive Oil Market

Global sales of olive oil and olive pomace oil rallied in April, the International Olive Council says in its latest market newsletter.

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