Daily Archives: July 20, 2014

  • Japanese Olive and Olive Oil Sector review

    Japan, nowadays grows olive oil trees in several places within the country: in Kunisaki, Oita Region, in Nagayo, Nagasaki Region, in Setutsi, Okayama Region and Sontoshima, Kagawa Region.

    The latter is called “The Mediterranean of Japan” and shows the highest production with its 10-20 tons of olive oil.

    In Kyushu in the same region Kiyudenko company , concerned with electrical projects, planted in 2009 2,000 hectares in a region where previously orange trees were growing. Today it boasts 1,250 trees and has already sold its next crop of olive oil.

    The consumption of olive oil in Japan keeps increasing as we can see in the data of IOC below.
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    By the end of 2013 imports reached 45,571 tons showing an increase of 17% in comparison to 2011. The same level of increase was exhibited in 2013, 18%.

    Italy is the market leader holding a share of 60%.

    Spain on the other hand is struggling with a 30% market share, while the remaining 10% is covered mainly by Turkey followed by Greece, Chile, Argentina, Tunisia etc.

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    Japan, nowadays grows olive oil trees in several places within the country: in Kunisaki, Oita Region, in Nagayo, Nagasaki Region, in Setutsi, Okayama Region and Sontoshima, Kagawa Region. The latter is called “The Mediterranean of Japan” and shows the highest production... 
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  • Study: "Olives & olive oil are sources of electrophilic fatty acid nitroalkenes"

    Spanish researchers at the University of Jaén (UJA) have confirmed the presence in three varieties of extra virgin olive oil of nitrooleic, a fatty acid with a proven anti-inflammatory function, which prevents of atherosclerosis and other heart diseases.

    The study “Olives and olive oil are sources of electrophilic fatty acid nitroalkenes” conducted in collaboration with researchers at the Center for Biomedical Research (Ceinbio) of Montevideo (Uruguay) and the Toxicology Department at the University of Pittsburgh (USA), was recently published in the journal Plos One.

    It is a joint project carried out since 2004, supported by the then president of Citoliva and current president of the UJA, Manuel Parras, and led by Juan Bautista Barroso, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Jaén, also featuring researchers Beatriz Sánchez, Capilla Mata, María Nieves Padilla, Juan Carlos Begara and Raquel Valderrama.

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    Spanish researchers at the University of Jaén (UJA) have confirmed the presence in three varieties of extra virgin olive oil of nitrooleic, a fatty acid with a proven anti-inflammatory function, which prevents of atherosclerosis and other heart diseases. The study “Olives... 
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  • Greek olive oil exports expand in Japan market, shrink in others

    Olive oil imports to Japan continue to grow, with Greece posting record export amounts in 2012 and 2013.

    Japan imported about 54,000 tons of olive oil and olive pomace oil during the 2012-2013 crop year, up 18 percent from the previous period and 44 percent over 2010-2011 levels.

    Greek exports accounted for €2.8 million of the total €194 million oil exports to Japan in 2012.

    Though expected to level off, Japan continues to register a mild increase in imports as olive oil becomes an established staple ingredient in more Japanese kitchens.

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    Olive oil imports to Japan continue to grow, with Greece posting record export amounts in 2012 and 2013. Japan imported about 54,000 tons of olive oil and olive pomace oil during the 2012-2013 crop year, up 18 percent from the previous period and 44 percent over 2010-2011 levels.... 
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  • India's olive oil imports drop 10 percent in 2013-14

    India’s olive oil imports declined by 10 percent to 10,718 tonnes in the financial year 2013-14 due to a sharp jump in prices in the global markets, according to data released by the industry association.

    President of Indian Olive Association V.N. Dalmia said the imports of olive oil in India declined in the financial year ended March 31, 2014, after registering 66 percent jump in the previous two fiscals.

    “The decline is mainly due to rise in olive oil prices. It has increased by almost 40 percent in the past two years. Prices have jumped due to a severe crop shortfall in Spain,” Dalmia said in a statement.

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    India’s olive oil imports declined by 10 percent to 10,718 tonnes in the financial year 2013-14 due to a sharp jump in prices in the global markets, according to data released by the industry association. President of Indian Olive Association V.N. Dalmia said the imports... 
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