olive oil prices

Jan. 10, 2020

New Year, Same Problems for Greek Olive Oil Producers

Olive oil production varied from area to area, but uniformity of low prices was a constant across all of Greece.

Dec. 30, 2019

Spanish Olive Oil Group Demands Answers From Prime Minister

The Interprofessional demanded to know how the government would help struggling producers and retaliate against U.S. tariffs.

Nov. 14, 2019

European Commission Announces Storage Aid

The storage aid scheme aims to stabilize the current imbalance in the E.U. olive oil market.

Oct. 15, 2019

European Commission Will Allow Self-Storage

The announcement comes as low prices continue to cause hardship for olive growers and oil producers.

Oct. 10, 2019

Tens of Thousands Protest Olive Oil Prices in Madrid

Protestors called on the Spanish government and European Union to change how the industry is regulated, help producers cope with low prices and protect Spanish olive oil from U.S. tariffs.

Oct. 10, 2019

Spain Reacts to U.S. Tariff on Olive Oil

The announcement of the U.S. tariffs comes as protestors head to Madrid to demand action on low olive oil prices. Government officials fear Andalusia, one of Spain's poorest regions, will be hit the hardest by the tariffs.

Jun. 17, 2019

Spain Seeks Self-Regulation for Olive Oil Sector

Spain's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has asked the European Union whether its olive oil sector can self-regulate. Advocates hope the measure will stabilize olive oil prices.

Jun. 6, 2019

Thousands Protest Olive Oil Prices in Jaén

Dozens of riot police were deployed to prevent protestors from entering the municipal government building. Farmers are angry that olive oil prices continue to decrease.

Jun. 4, 2019

The European Commission to Monitor Prices of Agricultural Goods

E.U. member states will have to send prices of products regularly to the Commission. Prices will be sent once a week for olive oil and once a month for organic olive oil and table olives.

May. 29, 2019

No Consensus on This Year’s Production in Greece

Estimates of this year’s olive oil production by key stakeholders offer contrasting pictures of the quantities of extra virgin olive oil that may be available on the Greek market for this season.

Apr. 18, 2019

Brussels to Monitor Olive Oil Prices

Olive-producing countries are showing mixed signals in terms of prices and production despite the market’s relative stability, according to an EU commissioner.

Mar. 20, 2019

Spanish Officials Determined to Investigate Price Decreases

In spite of poor harvests around most of the Mediterranean basin and a good one in Spain, olive oil prices continue to fall. Producers and their allies are demanding an investigation.

Mar. 7, 2019

Higher Production in Spain Leads to Lower Prices

Olive oil production in Spain has increased by 33 percent compared to the previous campaign. Sales have increased compared to previous years as well.

Mar. 9, 2016

Drop in Olive Oil Consumption in Europe Blamed on Harvest Woes, Higher Prices

In the latest report by the International Olive Council, recent poor harvests in Italy and Spain, have led to a drop in olive oil consumption.

Feb. 9, 2016

European Olive Oil Prices Rise 19.8 Percent in 2015

Study shows soaring olive oil prices in Western Europe have cost consumers €231M

Nov. 27, 2015

Nikos Michelakis on Olive Oil Pricing, the Tunisian Quota, Education and Advocacy

Nikos Michelakis, a sci­en­tific advi­sor of SEDIK, the Association of Cretan Olive Municipalities, and a former direc­tor of the Olive Institute of Chania, recently dis­cussed the status of the olive oil sector in Greece with Olive Oil Times. Michelakis said the amount of olive oil to be pro­duced this season at the inter­na­tional, national and local levels,

Nov. 21, 2015

Olive Oil Prices Fall Despite a Supply Seen as Modest

With supplies already low amid forecasts of an average harvest, the market remains perplexed about falling prices.

Oct. 28, 2015

Spanish Olive Oil Sales Slip Amid Higher Prices

The 2014-2015 campaign saw only a modest decline in sales of Spanish olive oil during a year of challenges.

Oct. 22, 2015

Spanish Olive Oil Prices Surge

A survey reveals a sharp increase in retail prices caused by low stocks and uncertainty over coming harvests.

Oct. 8, 2015

High Hopes, Few Answers as Harvest Gets Underway in Italy

Production in 2015 is expected to be up, but too many variables can still affect the final yields to know yet how this year's harvest will play out.

Sep. 9, 2015

This Year's Harvest Not as Bad as the Last One, Council Wagers

The IOC pegged production for the 2015/2016 harvest at “more than 2.5 million tons,” or, in other words, it won’t be the worst harvest in 15 years.

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