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.
Oct. 10, 2019
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.
Aug. 29, 2019
Phil Hogan has promised to intervene in order to protect the interests of Spanish olive oil producers if prices do not rebound. Varied production forecasts and trade uncertainties make it unclear whether this will happen.
Aug. 7, 2019
Ahead of the Jewish holiday season, olive oil prices are likely to increase. Custom duty waivers on imported oil are expected to run out by the start of October.
Jul. 17, 2019
Spain's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food said that the European Commission had agreed to work with olive oil cooperatives to apply self-regulation measures.
Jul. 15, 2019
Olive oil consumption in Spain rose by more than three percent, the biggest increase since 2011. Falling prices and better education about extra virgin olive oil's health benefits are attributed to the increase.
Jun. 18, 2019
Two agricultural advocacy groups have called on olive oil producers, olive growers and the public at large to protest low olive oil prices in the Andalusian capital.