GLOBAL OLIVE OIL SECTOR BECOMES MORE DIVERSE AS EMERGING COUNTRY PRODUCERS DEVELOP OUTPUT

THE OLIVE oil industry has traditionally been dominated by some key major European players, notably Spain, Italy and Greece, but with global consumption rising, production is emerging in countries which have previously relied on imports. International Oil Council statistics show how new production centres are being created. Australia is starting to be a force to be reckoned with, producing 21,000 tonnes of olive oil in 2016/17 the council forecasts, having increased output from 500 tonnes in 1998. There has been a similarly solid increase in Croatia, which will ...


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