Ignore Climate Hysteria: Olive Oil Production in Spain Sets New Record

  • Date: 03/05/19
  • Olive Oil Times

Olive oil production in Spain reached 1.77 million tons through March of the 2018/19 campaign, an increase of 43 percent compared with the same period in the previous campaign.

Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fishing and Food has reported that olive oil production reached 1.77 million tons for the first half of the 2018/19 campaign — a record figure.

This marks a 43-percent increase for the same period in 2017/18 and 49-percent higher than the average yields of the last four campaigns.

The 2018/19 campaign has been prolific in Spain in other aspects as well.

Domestic and international sales have already reached 753,300 tons, an 18-percent increase from last year’s figures over the same period. Average monthly sales for the first half of the 2018/19 olive campaign have reached about 125,550 tons.

Provisional data for March also estimated that 485,400 tons of olive oil have already been exported, a 24-percent increase over last year. March alone had a very positive performance as exports were 50-percent greater than those of March 2018.

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