• Olive Oil Producers Prices

    Graph 1 tracks weekly producer prices for extra virgin olive oil in the three main producer countries of the EU and Tunisia. Graph 3 tracks the weekly producer prices for refined virgin olive oil in the three main producer countries in the EU. Graphs 2 and 4 track the monthly prices for these product categories. […]

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    World Trade in Olive Oil and Table Olives 2015/16

    Imports in olive oil and olive-pomace oil in the first nine months of the 2015/16 crop year (October 2015 – June 2016) in the markets listed in the table below reported a year-on-year increase of 12 % in Australia; 10% in China and 5% in the United States. Imports decreased in Brazil by 33%, in […]

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  • Olive growing in China

    According to official sources, the Olive tree (Olea europea) was introduced into China over 40 years ago. However, the crop only started to expand at the beginning of the millennium. The areas of greatest potential for the development of olive growing are Gansu, Shaanxi and Sichuan. China currently has an olive hectarage of 86000 ha., […]

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    Call for proposals for the award of grants from IOC

    The Executive Secretariat is pleased to announce that it intends to award grants to finance programmes for the celebration of World Olive Day 2016 in IOC member countries. These grants will be awarded within the limits of the approved budget and will be for events and activities carried out between 23 and 30 November 2016. […]

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  • The main European destinations of olive oil during the 2015/16 campaign

    United States, Japan and China have been the main European destinations of olive oil between October and May during the 2015/16 campaign, according to the latest data from the European Commission (EC). Brazil, Canada, Australia and Russia are other countries that have targeted European exports of this product. In particular, Member States have exported to […]

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  • Tunisia becomes the first country to ratify the new International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2015

    The Ambassador of Tunisia, H.E. Wacef Chiha, presented a copy of the instruments of ratification of the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2015, to the Executive Director of the IOC during a visit to the Executive Secretariat on 31 August, accompanied by the Minister-Counsellor of the Tunisian Embassy in Madrid, Mr Mounir […]

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  • National Olive Conference & Trade Exhibition in Australia

    This year we are taking The Australian National Olive Industry Conference and Trade Exhibition to beautiful Geelong Victoria. Geelong is an affordable destination that is easy to drive to. Geelong is 101km from Melbourne airport and 21.6kms from Avalon Airport. Gull Airport Service (gull.com.au) offer scheduled services between Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport and Geelong and costs […]

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  • Olive Oil Kansai International 2016 Trade Fair in Japan

    Preparation for the first Japanese Olive Oil Business international trade fair, OLIVE OIL KANSAI is in full swing. Held from October 18th to 20th, 2016 in the biggest exhibition venue in the west Japan, INTEX OSAKA, OLIVE OIL KANSAI will feature more than 60 exhibitors from Japan, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Greece, Israel, […]

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    Plagues & pests in Spain & Italy are opening markets for Greek olive oil

    Greece’s economy may be pressed on all sides by austerity measures, capital controls, and political forces within and without. But as the October start of the olive harvest approaches, some of the country’s entrepreneurs see a rare opportunity to take market share from Spain and Italy, the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 producers of olive oil. […]

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  • The Ambassador of Tunisia receives members of the IOC Executive Secretariat

    On Wednesday 20 July 2016, H.E. Wacef Chiha, the Tunisian Ambassador in Madrid, received members of the Executive Secretariat of the International Olive Council on their return from the 27th extraordinary session of the Council of Members of the Organisation. The Executive Director of the IOC, Mr Abdellatif Guedira, himself a Tunisian national, took the […]

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  • State of progress of the IOC project to increase the economic yield of the genetic olive resources

    In the framework of its programme of activities for the first semester of 2016, at a project mid-term evaluation meeting with the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), the project implementing agency (Tunisian Olive Tree Institute) and the collaborating centres (the National Institute of Agricultural Research of Morocco (INRA), the Technical Institute for Fruit Tree and […]

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  • 5 Olives a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

    When it comes to illness, pharmaceuticals may have their place, but when speaking of prevention of illness – or better yet long-life vitality – well, Nature has her own pharmacopoeia. Berries, spices, herbs, fruits and vegetables are the medicines that Hippocrates prescribed over two thousand years ago. A body well supported in daily nutrition, proper […]

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    PRIZE WINNERS AND FINALISTS – IOC MARIO SOLINAS QUALITY AWARD

    The second edition of the International Olive Council’s Mario Solinas Quality Award 2016 has recognized EVOOs from Spain, Italy and Portugal. This edition drew 47 entries from Argentina (3), Australia (1), Chile (3), Greece (1), Israel (1), Italy (2), Peru (1), Portugal (16), Spain (17), Tunisia (1) and Uruguay (1). Individual producers, producers’ associations or […]

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    Tunisia is the second country, after Spain, with the highest olive area

    Tunisia, as a founding member of the IOC from its creation in February 1956, has participated actively in the successive international Agreements on olive oil and table olives and has contributed to all the working groups set up to monitor research and development and olive oil chemistry activities over the last 60 years. As one […]

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  • New Disease Reported in California Olive Orchards – Olive Oil Commission

    During a recent meeting of the Olive Oil Commission of California, several board members reported evidence of a new disease that appears to be affecting California olive trees. Posted here are pictures by University of California Plant Pathologist Florent Trouillas which illustrate symptoms in twigs and leaves from infected orchards that may help you determine […]

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