Import/export and production of olive oil in Spain, Italy and Greece

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At the close of 2012/2013 Spain has exported 728621 tonn, according Coi data, down by 25% on the previous crop year. Spain exports to countries outside the EU totalled 226505 t, its main customers were the United States, China, Japan, Brazil and Australia.

The sharp fall in home production in 2012/13 obliged it to buy large volumes of olive oil from its fellows EU Member States (114485 t in all).

Greece, Portugal and Italy benefited from this increase in Spanish acquisitions. Spanish imports from non EU contries also climbed to 61455 t, recordin and increase of 40093 t. The bulk of this increase came from Tunisia, Turkey and Morocco.

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