olive oil consumption

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.

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.

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.

Jan. 8, 2019

EU Report Predicts Rise in Production While Consumption Slips

By 2030, the European Commission estimates that production and exports will rise from the major olive oil-producing EU countries, but consumption will sink as prices rise and lifestyles change.

Nov. 9, 2018

Olive Oil Imports Reach Record in Brazil

Only the United States and Italy import more olive as consumption continues to grow in Latin America’s most populous country.

Oct. 8, 2018

Olive Oil Production Up More Than 25 Percent, Consumption Edges Higher

In its monthly newsletter, the International Olive Council released its preliminary data for the 2017/18 harvest season, which indicates increases in production, consumption and imports.

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.

Jul. 8, 2014

Survey Finds Consumers Both Enthused, and Confused, About Olive Oil

Americans use olive oil a lot once they start, but myths persist and they still find choosing an olive oil confusing, a survey found.

Jul. 1, 2014

Olive Oil Needs A Pitchman

At the Fancy Food Show in New York, the International Olive Council wasted yet another opportunity to do something that mattered.

Apr. 28, 2014

Increase in Virgin Olive Oil Consumption in Spain

Consumption of sunflower oil rose 9.7 percent last year but olive oil remains by far the most popular in Spanish households.

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