May. 27, 2020
Distress on the international market, the COVID-19 aftermath and U.S. tariffs on imports stir the world's largest olive oil producer.
May. 7, 2020
Spanish farmers and growers have had to contend with sales prices well below the production costs for two seasons in a row. COAG is now demanding an official investigation on prices that have shrunk 37 percent since March 2018
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.
Feb. 17, 2020
Using extra virgin olive oil as a loss-leader allows food retailers to draw customers in a challenging economy, but the olive growers and mills are the ones paying the price.
Jan. 31, 2020
Farmers across Spain, organized by the main cooperatives and associations, are protesting for better prices and government measures to help ease the burden of increasing production costs.
Jan. 16, 2020
Producers around the world were asked to rate this year's harvest and share their concerns. Climate change, low prices and a lack of consumer knowledge are at the top of their minds.
Jan. 10, 2020
Olive oil production varied from area to area, but uniformity of low prices was a constant across all of Greece.
Dec. 30, 2019
The Interprofessional demanded to know how the government would help struggling producers and retaliate against U.S. tariffs.
Jul. 20, 2018
Chinese tariffs on American farmers have tanked prices of the two agricultural commodities. Olive oil appears to be weathering the storm, unaffected by these latest developments.
Jun. 11, 2018
After a precipitous fall, olive oil prices have crept back up in Spain. However, producers are divided on whether this trend will continue.
Nov. 3, 2017
Retail olive oil prices in Spain are expected to rise due to a production decrease of 15.8 percent in Andalucia as a result of the droughts that affected the region this year.
Feb. 21, 2017
"Olive oil is becoming a luxury," said Francesco Mazzei, who runs Sartoria Italian restaurant in London.