Italian Olive Oil Exports Doubled in Last 20 Years

Oct 02, 2021 370

BY: Paolo De Andreis

With an expected harvest of about 315,000 tons, Italy’s national statistics agency (Istat) confirmed the country will once again be the world’s second-largest olive oil producer. The country sits far behind Spain, at an estimated 1.2 to 1.35 million tons, but will exceed the harvests in Tunisia, with 250,000 tons, and Greece and Turkey, with 200,000 tons each.

In a press release, the Italian farming association, Coldiretti, rattled off the expected global olive oil production figures to highlight the growing role of Italian olive oil exports. According to the association, the value of Italian olive oil shipments abroad doubled in the past 20 years.

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SOURCE: https://www.oliveoiltimes.com

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