The Spanish production of olive oil in the first month of the campaign stood at 29,100 tons, representing an increase of 231% over the data obtained in the same month during the previous season and a 189% higher than the average of the last four, according to the latest data of the AICA (Agency of Food Control and Information from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture).
Milled olive has been 186,072 tones with an average yield of 15.47%, which is 2.3 points higher than last season performance.
Exports, still provisional for the month of October, quantified at 90,000 tons, which meant an increase of 15% over the previous year and 16% compared to the average of the last four seasons. Meanwhile, imports, with provisional data for September, are estimated at 5,500 tons.
On the other hand, the apparent domestic market reached a total of 32,100 tons, which fell by 29% over the figure of last season and 24% compared to the average of the four preceding.
Also, mass marketing (apparent domestic market + exports) reached 120,300 tons, representing a slight decrease of 1% compared to the previous year and an increase of 3% compared to the average of the last four.
As for stocks, the total volume was 412,800 tons, increasing 11% compared to the average of the last four seasons. Mills stored 262,900 tons, increasing 10% compared to the average of the four preceding seasons. Meanwhile, in the packing plants, refineries and other operators 149,900 tons were located, 12% above average.Olive Oil production in Spain stands at 29,100 tons,