May. 9, 2024

Renewed Concerns of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Shortages in Spain

Extra virgin olive oil supplies from the world's largest producer are expected to fall short of both domestic demand and export needs, potentially signaling an impending global shortage.

Apr. 16, 2024

Award-Winning Catalan Producer Bets on Growing Demand for Arbequina

Two heat-hampered harvests have not deterred the producers behind Gaudea, who are betting that demand for Arbequina extra virgin olive oil will keep growing.

Apr. 12, 2024

Global Production May Exceed Expectations, but Not Enough to Move Prices

Analysts predict climate change will result in new price dynamics, with high-quality extra virgin olive oil and other market segments behaving differently.

Apr. 11, 2024

Turkish Producers Pray Export Ban Ends with Ramadan

While the prohibition on bulk exports has helped control domestic prices, producers worry it has hurt their credibility with international partners.

Apr. 9, 2024

Discovery of Adulterated Olive Oil Kindles Debate Over Testing in Northern Cyprus

High olive oil prices and an import ban by the de facto state have created fertile ground for unscrupulous actor’s in the local market.

Apr. 1, 2024

Italians Have Changed Their Olive Oil Purchase Habits, Survey Finds

Despite rising prices and lower availability, 48 percent of Italian households continue to purchase as much olive oil as they did in previous years.

Feb. 29, 2024

Supermarkets in Spain Poised to Clash Over Olive Oil Prices

Olive oil prices at origin remain at historic highs, but direct-to-consumer promotions by some brands have supermarkets weighing their next move.

Feb. 23, 2024

After Bumper Harvests, a Sharply Lower Yield in Argentina

An ‘off-year’ harvest, lack of chill hours, and extreme weather events are expected to reduce the yield by as much as 40 percent.

Feb. 19, 2024

A Dismal Harvest Concludes in Greece

With the country’s olive oil production almost halved compared to last year, record prices at origin have shaped a market searching for equilibrium.

Feb. 19, 2024

Quality Is Key in El Mistol’s Drive to Grow in Argentina, Expand Exports

The producer hopes the new government’s policy agenda and the company’s investments to expand production will improve profitability and grow the local consumer base.

Feb. 13, 2024

Local Mils in France Are All the Rage

An ample harvest and high prices have led to a surge in activity and investments in community mills.

Feb. 7, 2024

Acesur CEO Highlights Andalusia's Key Role in Sector's Future

Gonzalo Guillén believes production capacity is the limiting factor to increase olive oil consumption and Andalusia remains best positioned to expand the market.

Feb. 1, 2024

Tunisia's Olive Oil Price Cap Gets Mixed Response from Consumers

The government capped the price of olive oil to keep household costs down, but locals question the efficacy of the plan.


Oct. 12, 2023

Another Poor Harvest in Andalusia Predicted

Low output in the world’s largest olive oil-producing region will continue to push prices higher.

Oct. 11, 2023

Morocco Bans Olive Oil Exports in Bid to Control Rising Prices

Officials say the ban will stem olive oil price increases in the country. It won't help elsewhere.

Oct. 3, 2023

Why Olive Oil Prices Are Higher in Spain

A combination of retail purchase schedules, consumer habits and tax rates explain why extra virgin olive oil costs more in Spain than in France, Italy or Portugal.

Sep. 28, 2023

Olive Oil Production Expected to Fall Below 1M Tons in Spain

Anticipation of a second-consecutive poor harvest in the world’s largest olive oil producer means prices are likely to keep rising.

Sep. 25, 2023

Olive Farmers in Puglia Face Catastrophic Harvest After Autumn Storms

The damage to the southern Italian region’s olive trees is expected to drive up prices in the short term and lower production in future harvests.

Sep. 18, 2023

Olive Oil Thefts Rising in Mills and Supermarkets Across Spain

Rising prices and an increase in organized criminal activity are driving the increase in thefts, officials said.

Sep. 14, 2023

Syria Restricts Olive Oil Exports as Harvest Outlook Worsens

Olive oil production in Syria is expected to fall by 50 percent in the 2023/24 crop year. Authorities have banned exports to prevent price rises.

Sep. 14, 2023

Olive Oil Prices Soar on Drought and Poor Harvests, Impacting Consumers Worldwide

Olive oil prices are soaring due to drought and poor harvests in major producing countries with varying impacts in different regions.