If imports in April 2014 are compared with the figures for the same month a year earlier, accordin IOC data, it emerges that all the key markets are picking up and recording growth ranging from +8.7% in Australia to +37.2% in the United States and +137.8% for Canada. The only exception is China where there is a 25% decrease.
For this reason, trade in olive oil and olive pomace oil through the first seven months of 2013/14 only shows a decrease of -2% in the seven countries bigger importers compared with the same seven months in 2012/13, going down from 348304 t to 341288 t.
When broken down in detail, review shows an increase in imports of 11% in Canada, 8% in Russia and 7% in Japan but virtually no change in the United States. Canada is particularly striking in that imports have switched from negative to positive values.
Import decreases are located in China (-28%), Brazil (-9%) and Australia (-7%) although there have been signs of recovery in the last two countries in recent months compared with levels during the same period of the previous season.Why so much commercial difficulties in the United States for EVOO?,