Imports in olive oil and olive-pomace oil in the first nine months of the 2015/16 crop year (October 2015 - June 2016) in the markets listed in the table below reported a year-on-year increase of 12 % in Australia; 10% in China and 5% in the United States. Imports decreased in Brazil by 33%, in Japan by 11% and in Russia by 4%. Data for Canada is not available for the month of June, but in the first eight months of the campaign, imports increased by 2%.
EU figures for the first eight months of the current crop year (October 2015 - May 2016) indicate that intra-EU acquisitions fell by 10% and imports from outside the EU fell by 47% compared to the same period of the previous crop year.
International Olive Council