52% drop in olive oil production in Catalonia, Spain

Updated Feb 19, 2023
The Olive Oil Commission of the Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives of Catalonia (FCAC), which represents the sector as a whole, meeting with the senior officials of the Ministry of Climate Action, has called for urgent measures to deal with the drastic drop in the production of oil, a situation that affects a hundred cooperatives that produce 73% of Catalan olive oil. According to definitive data from the cooperatives, this year's harvest will drop to 15,000 tons -52% less than an average campaign- and will mean a loss of 55 million euros in the sector. These figures would be lower than the forecast for September 2022 before the start of the harvest - when a drop to 19,000 tons was forecast - and they are even below the forecast of 16,000 tons at the end of January, when the harvest was in the final stretch. An average harvest in Catalonia stands at 31,000 tons. This will be the lowest production in the last 15 years, followed by far by the 2018 harvest, when 20,600 tons of ...
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