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NAOOA alerts “fridge test” is a complete myth
The North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA says all oils become cloudy and eventually solidify at colder temperatures, so it is not a sign of quality. The time and the level of cold required to get to the solidification stage are different in every olive oil. They depend on the olive variety, the seasonal growing conditions, the latitude of the country of origin, the time of harvest, the processing methods, etc.

Production levels of Olive oil from Spain will be around 600,000 tons this year
First assessments of the industry suggest that production of the period October 2012 – F ebruary 2013 will reach 600,000 tons. National olive oil production during the first five months of the campaign had reached 536,000 tons. The production in Andalusia is around 410,000 tons; in Castilla-La Mancha 39,000 tons and in Catalonia almost 23,500 tons. The province of Jaen, the number one olive oil producer worldwide, shows very low levels this year with current production of only 129,500 tons.

Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition
The 2012 Northern Hemisphere Awards. 2012 Best of Show, including domestic oil made with Spanish Aberquina olives, as well as two "Best of Class" awards for Spanish oils, Masia El Altet and Pago De Baldios San Carlos.

Production of olive oil in Spain forecasted to reach 1.4 million tons for the 2010/2011 season
The International Oil Counsel (IOC) has made public the forecasts for next 2010/2011 season’s crop. According to this source, if weather conditions remain stable the production of olive oil in Spain will increase slightly to reach around 1.4 million tonnes.

Estimates are also favorable for competitor producing countries. For instance, an increase of 5% in Greece production is forecasted.

This predictions show a slow recover in Olive Oil production in Spain and demonstrate the relevance of Spanish offer beyond our borders.

Production of olive oil in Spain forecasted to reach 1.3 million tons for the 2009/2010 season
The Spanish Association for the Industry and Internacional Trading of Olive Oil (ASOLIVA) has made public the forecasts for next season’s crop. According to this source, the production of olive oil in Spain will be around 1.3 million tonnes for the 2009/2010 period.

Similarly, the Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives of Spain has placed their estimates for this very same period at 1.25 million tonnes.

These figures reinforce the position of global leadership of Spain's olive oil production, well ahead of other producing countries such as Italy (with an estimated production of 300 000 tonnes) or Greece (280 000 tonnes)

World production of olive oil is forecasted at 2.7 million tons for the 2008/2009 Season
World production of olive oil will reach 2.7 million tons during the 2008/2009 season, more than the 2.6 million tons produced the previous season, stated the spokesman for the International Oil Counsel (IOC).

The IOC, headquartered in Madrid, estimates olive oil global reserves at 645,000 tons through the end of September 2008. Its chief economist, Gerard Brousse, foresees that the world consumption will continue rising to 2.9 million tons during the 2008-2009 season, compared to 2.8 million the previous season.

Brousse stated that he expects world production to increase gradually over the coming years, because of the maturing olive trees in several countries that planted them in the last decade, mainly Argentina, Peru and Australia.

“We also expect consumption to grow gradually during the next years” Brousse said, who foresees exports growing this season, starting November the 1st , to 650,000 tons compared 560,000 due to a weaker euro.

In Spain, the worlds # 1 producer of olive oil , the official forecasts estimate that the current season will reach 1.152 million tons, slightly less than the 1.26 million produced last year.

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