Sep. 1, 2021
The government said it implemented the ban to prevent price speculation and protect small producers. However, many producers largely opposed the prohibition.
Aug. 24, 2021
While the damage to olive groves has yet to be fully assessed, some experts believe the fires will impact the 2021 harvest and prices.
Aug. 6, 2021
The European Commission expects olive oil exports to hit a record high in 2021. Growing demand, decreasing imports and a steady supply suggest prices will rise too.
Aug. 2, 2021
A report from the Institute of Services for the Agricultural and Food Market addressed Italy’s growing olive oil trade deficit, with production stagnant over the past half-decade while imports and consumption climb.
Jul. 29, 2021
A sharp increase in truckers' wages has caused a spike in olive oil prices.
Jul. 20, 2021
Poor harvest outlooks for major edible oil crops paired with steady demand means prices will likely rise until 2022 analysts say.
Apr. 22, 2021
In a season where 220,000 tons were produced, Turkey has stopped bulk olive oil exports until the end of next October.
Jan. 15, 2021
Olive oil prices in Puglia continue to slide despite lower production in 2020. Coldiretti believes the government must do more.
Nov. 10, 2020
After years of lobbying Brussels, Spanish cooperatives will now be able to voluntarily withdraw surplus olive oil from the market.
Jun. 11, 2020
The Spanish government has put forward a package of 10 measures to help shore up the country's struggling olive oil industry.
Jun. 5, 2020
An association of Spanish farmers said violations by large companies explain what is continuing to drive olive oil prices lower and called for whistleblower protections.
Jun. 5, 2020
A heatwave during the critical flowering stage was enough to raise concerns among growers for their expected yields.
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.