The struggle of Italian olive oil to regain its leadership

Dec 14, 2019 240

After 2018, annus horribilis of Italy’s olive oil, the sector sees signs of relief thanks to the positive production forecasts. Alongside, there are still many shadows in the sector, which appears to be hostage to old rigidity and new tensions according to the analysis by Assitol, the Italian Association of Oil Industry, at the end of 2019.

The main positive note concerns the olive oil campaign which, by now at an advanced stage, stands at 300,000 tons announced in October by the agricultural associations. Extreme weather episodes and still unresolved problems such as Xylella in Salento have had a negative impact on the sector.

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