Table olives: Greek exports continue to rise and Spanish exports fall

Market & Price Trends
Published Apr 13, 2024

Tridge summary

The 2023/2024 olive season has presented significant challenges for Spain and Greece, the EU's leading exporters of table olives, primarily due to fruit failure. Despite these obstacles, Greece has seen a notable increase in its table olive exports, which rose by 13.1% to 195.5 thousand tons in 2023, contrasting with a 14.6% decrease in Spanish exports to 281.6 thousand tons. Data from September to December 2023 further underscores this trend, with Greek exports consistently rising and Spanish exports declining. This shift not only signals a positive future for Greek table olives, emphasizing their increasing popularity in new markets and the potential for higher prices for producers, but also marks a significant change in the dynamics of the EU's olive export industry.
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Original content

Spain and Greece are the EU's major exporters of table olives. In this year's season 2023/2024 we had a difficult year in terms of table olive production due to the fruit failure, but despite this, the rise of Greek exports in relation to Spanish exports continued. According to the data issued by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA), the Spanish production of table olives in 2023/2024 amounted to 408,720 tons. In Greece, there are no official data from the Ministry of Anti-Corruption. According to the estimates of the Interprofessional Organization of Table Olives (DOEPEL) the season 2023/2024 was characterized by fruitlessness, however, it hopes that the upcoming production of olive fruit of table varieties in the olive growing season 2024/2025 will be a normal production. According to the data from the International Olive Council (IOC) in 2023/2024 it is estimated that the Spanish production of olives reached 388,000 tons (down 6.4% compared to last ...
Source: Agrotypos
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