Spain – In the first quarter of the 2013/14 crop year, Spain produced 759 000 t of olive oil according to figures released by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture’s Food Data & Control Agency, known as AICA in Spanish. This is 94 pc more than in the first three months of 2012/13. Interestingly, Spain’s production for the whole of 2012/13 came to 616 300 t. The same source also reports a figure of 122 700 t for domestic sales, equating with 2 pc growth on the previous season. Spanish olive oil exports, including intra-EU supplies, also increased in the first quarter of the current season (October–December 2013), going up to 237 000 t. This shows 33 pc growth and, says AICA, is a record.
Exports and intra-EU supplies(1) of olive oil and olive pomace oil in the three leading European producing countries – 2012/13 crop yearOlive Oil Market Newsletter by International Olive Council - January 2014,