Spain olive oil production

Feb. 4, 2023

Catalonian Producers Warn of Worst Season in 15 Years

Catalonian producers warn that olive oil production in the region will be even lower than previously expected and that major price increases may ensue as a result.

Jan. 19, 2023

Spanish Producers Encounter Losses but Look to Next Season

New data confirms that the current Spanish olive oil campaign is the worst of the century. Still, rainfall late in the season fuels hopes for the future.

Oct. 27, 2020

Olive Oil Consumption Set to Outpace Production For a Change

Consumption is projected to reach 3.14 million tons while production slips in the 2020 campaign, finally reversing the downward price trends.

Aug. 21, 2020

Spain's Farmers Welcome Low Harvest Forecasts

An official for one of Spain’s main agricultural unions argues that steadily rising global consumption paired with a decrease in production may lead to more demand for Spanish olive oil and cause prices to rise.

Feb. 12, 2020

Production in Spain Lower than Anticipated

The latest harvest data suggests Spain will produce less than one million tons of olive oil, a significant decrease from last autumn's estimates.

Oct. 30, 2019

Spain's Harvest Estimates Continue to Grow

Previous predictions estimated that Spanish production would hover at about one million tons over the summer. The latest estimate predicts a 20 percent higher yield.

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.

Feb. 12, 2019

Canary Islands Seek to Strengthen Emerging Olive Oil Industry

The consolidation of the olive oil industry in the Canary Islands is moving at a fast pace. The number of olive trees being cultivated has grown quickly as has olive oil production.

Feb. 11, 2019

Jaencoop to Become Second Largest Olive Oil Producer After Merger

Jaencoop and Olivar de Segura have agreed to merge. The two cooperatives both bring different strengths to the new producer.

Jan. 17, 2019

International Shortage of Olive Oil to Be Compensated by Spain

European Union olive oil producers fared poorly this year. Spain, the notable exception, is well poised to make up the difference in the export market.

Jan. 11, 2019

Rioja Alavesa's Olive Oil Renaissance

Rioja Alavesa is famous for its wine production. A new book details the Basque sub-region's olive oil history as local groups work to revitalize the sector.

Dec. 11, 2018

Spain's Olive Oil Ambition: To Be the World's Best

The world’s top producer wants to be the best, not just the biggest. They’re on track.

Dec. 11, 2018

Revolution in Extremadura’s Olive Sector Increases Its Economic Importance

Extremadura’s sector is undergoing an important transformation with the expansion of intensive olive crops.