Jun. 5, 2023
As drought pushes production prices up across the Mediterranean, farmers and consumers adapt.
May. 22, 2023
As Spain Fights Food Inflation, Pressures Keep Mounting
While inflation shows signs of moderation, political uncertainty ahead of a major election and the ongoing drought will continue to put pressure on olive oil and food prices.
May. 19, 2023
Climate Disasters Drive Prices Higher
Drought on the Iberian Peninsula and floods in Croatia have resulted in a rocky start to olive development, spurring more price rises.
May. 2, 2023
Prices Continue to Break Records in Spain Ahead of Dismal Harvest Outlook
However, timely rain paired with stagnant global demand and an increasing number of olive groves entering maturity could reverse the price trends.
Apr. 22, 2023
Olive Oil Prices Rising Faster than Inflation in Italy
Olive oil prices at origin in Italy are 46 percent higher than last year, driving up the costs of other popular foods.
Mar. 20, 2023
16 Arrested as Police Uncover Network of Olive Thieves Outside Madrid
Spain’s Guardia Civil seized 6,000 liters of olive oil likely made from stolen olives.
Jan. 31, 2023 Africa / Middle East
Morocco's Olive Oil Exports Reach Record Levels as Domestic Prices Rise
Jan. 24, 2023
Albanian Producers Struggle with Low Prices
While Albanian farmers enjoyed a bountiful harvest, low prices on the internal market and challenging logistics are causing concern.
Jan. 18, 2023
Tunisian Olive Oil Prices Keep Climbing
Local authorities have confirmed a lower-than-expected olive oil yield, leading to a steady rise in prices.
Jan. 17, 2023
Spain's Olive Oil VAT Reduction Might Not Be Sufficient
Olive oil producers argue that the temporary VAT reduction is undercut by rising production costs and the tax on plastics.
Jan. 5, 2023
Olive oil prices at origin are mounting in Spain. Extra virgin olive oils, in particular, are showing record-breaking week-by-week increases.
Dec. 14, 2022
In Spain, Household Olive Oil Sales Fall While Overall Consumption Rises
Feeling the pinch of inflation, households cut back on their olive oil purchases. However, the end of pandemic-era restrictions saw a rise in demand from hospitality.
Dec. 12, 2022
Producers in Israel Reap Benefits of Record Harvest
Despite rising production costs and persistent challenges from imports, Israeli olive oil producers anticipate a bumper harvest and improved market share.
Dec. 8, 2022
In Turkey, Olive Oil Exports Rise with Prices and Production
The rising volume and value of Turkish olive oil exports have been fueled by strong production, surging prices and more branded oils.
Jul. 25, 2022
Rising Olive Oil Prices Do Not Slow Consumption in Europe
Growing demand from households and the recovery of the foodservice sector are the main drivers increasing olive oil sales in the E.U.
Jul. 13, 2022
Agricultural Incomes Rise in Andalusia, Boosted by Resurgent Olive Oil Sector
Andalusian agricultural income exceeded €10 billion for the first time, spurred on by a 77-percent increase in the value of its olive oil production.
May. 16, 2022
Rising Prices Contribute to Spike in Olive Thefts in Jaén
The increase in thefts, which mainly involve criminal organizations stealing harvested olives from the field or the mills, was largely attributed to rising prices.
May. 4, 2022
Olive Oil Market Stable in E.U. Short-Term Outlook
Despite the war in Ukraine, olive oil prices are expected to remain steady. E.U.production and consumption will rise. Exports will fall.
Apr. 26, 2022
A Bittersweet Harvest Season for Greek Producers
Olive oil of high quality, medium quantity and average prices with increased production costs amid adverse weather were the main characteristics of the harvesting season in Greece.
Apr. 11, 2022
Olive Oil Sales and Exports on the Rise in Tunisia and Spain
Olive oil prices are also rising in both countries but producers are not always seeing the benefit.
Apr. 6, 2022
Rising Sunflower Oil Prices Present Opportunities and Challenges in Spain
Some industry officials believe the country’s surplus of olive oil will alleviate the rising prices of sunflower oil.
Apr. 5, 2022
Transportation Strikes in Spain Lead to Decrease in Olive Oil Exports
Officials warned that the latest setback for the sector may cause irreversible damage and lead to permanent market share loss in some key destinations.