Olive oil, production in Italy in structural decline

Updated Feb 16, 2023
Between 2020 and 2022, the production of olive oil in Italy was equal to or less than 300 thousand tons. 42% of Italian olive farms have less than two hectares of olive groves. The Nomisma study presented at the meeting on the sector organized in Rome by Confagricoltura Adverse climatic conditions, production fragmentation, price and profitability volatility are the main causes that have had a negative impact on the production of olive oil in Italy in recent years. Unfortunately, this decline in production is now structural. Denis Pantini of Nomisma explained it during the conference Olive oil: business, sustainability, markets”, organized by Confagricoltura. The Nomisma survey on the olive oil supply chain In the last three-year period (2020-2022) the average production of olive oil in Italy was equal to or less than 300,000 tons, against over 500,000 in the three-year period 2010-2012. The olive tree in our country represents the most widespread cultivation, but the productive ...
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