olive oil consumption

Nov. 28, 2022

Low Availability and Rising Prices Spark Concerns of Olive Oil Fraud in Morocco

Already-high olive oil prices could rise a further 25 percent, which would put the product out of reach of many of the country’s consumers.

Oct. 31, 2022

Concerns Over Shortages of Olive Oil in Italy Mount

Multiple organizations have raised dire warnings of significant shortages in the country's domestic retail market. Others anticipate rising prices to reduce demand.

Oct. 27, 2022

Meet an Award-Winning Producer Promoting Greek Oils in Berlin

Amadeus Tzamouranis is connecting German consumers with olive oil producers in Kalamata.

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Oct. 26, 2022

Spain Wraps up 2021/22 Campaign with Record Sales

Officials estimated that 1 million tons of olive oil were exported with the remaining 600,000 tons sold domestically. Ending stocks are expected to remain stable.

Oct. 17, 2022

Olive Oil Production to Fall 25%, European Commission Predicts

All of Europe’s main producing countries, with the exception of Greece, are expecting significant production drops. However, some believe the forecast is too pessimistic.

Sep. 30, 2022

Inflation Cuts Premium Food Sales in U.S., but Not EVOO

A recent survey found six in 10 Americans are buying less premium or luxury food. However, importers and producers reported no drop in olive oil sales.

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May. 3, 2022

Campaign in Crete Urges Hospitality Establishments to Choose Local Olive Oils

Officials and olive oil professionals on the island want to encourage food entrepreneurs to use locally-produced olive oil in taverns, restaurants and hotels.

Apr. 6, 2022

As Most Consumers Find Ways to Cut Costs, Olive Oil Consumption Trends Higher

One survey suggests people are consuming less and looking for cheaper alternatives. However, sustainability and the environment remain relevant values for consumers.

Mar. 23, 2022

Global Olive Oil Consumption Continues to Outpace Production

For the third consecutive year, the world consumed more olive oil than it produced. The IOC said this demonstrates a fundamental shift in consumer values.

Mar. 16, 2022

Greeks Follow a Hybrid Mediterranean Diet, Researchers Find

Greeks mostly adhere to the diet's standards with the addition of red meat and snacks.

Mar. 2, 2022

Record Yields for Portugal in the 2021/22 Crop Year

Ideal weather and more modern olive groves allowed Portugal to harvest up to 230,000 tons of olive oil. However, experts warn of challenges ahead.

Feb. 17, 2022

Olive Council Announces Australian Campaign

The IOC said a three-year campaign tp promote olive oil in Australia will target consumers, producers and policymakers.

Jan. 19, 2022

Olive Council: Production Expected to Rebound in 2021/22 Crop Year

Olive oil production decreased by nearly eight percent in 2020/21 along with consumption. Both are expected to rebound during the current crop year.

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Mar. 17, 2021

Olive Council Projects Slight Decrease in Olive Oil Consumption

Spain, Italy and Greece remain the largest per-capita consumers worldwide, while imports to the United States, Japan and Canada show an upturn.

Mar. 5, 2021

Costco Poised for Upturn in U.S. Olive Oil Consumption

Trends seen at America’s fourth-largest retailer may predict where the olive oil sector is going.

Mar. 3, 2021

Mauritania Seeks to Join Olive Council

The West African nation and IOC will work together to promote olive cultivation, olive oil consumption and establish quality control measures.

Feb. 16, 2021

Olive Oil is Becoming One of Asia’s Most Popular Ingredients

Consumption and production are on the rise in Asia's two largest economies. Consumers still prefer imported brands to domestic ones.

Feb. 10, 2021

EVOO Consumption in Italy Rose in 2020, Production Slipped

Consumption edged upward in 2020, according to an industry group as production in the 2020/21 crop year turned out to be lower than initial estimates.

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.

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