Forecasts of GEA Westfalia Separator Ibérica also suggest a similar scenario in Greece. After several years of declines it will improve its figures during this campaign, due to the good harvest forecasts in regions like Lakonia, Crete and Kalamata. In this case, production will increase around 18% compared to last year.
However, there is a clear lowering tendency in countries such as Morocco, where production will decrease 25%, especially due to the loss of the crop because of the drought in the areas of Marrakech and Beni Mellal.
Something similar will happen in the United States, New Zealand and Chile, where production will drop by 19%, 25% and 12%, respectively. The report attributes these reductions to meteorological factors such as the lack of rain in Southern California, the severe drought in the South Island of New Zealand, or the absence of rainfall in the north of Santiago de Chile.Next season expected a world olive oil production will be 2.6 million tons,