2. TABLE OLIVES - 2016/17
In the first ten months of the 2016/17 crop year (2) (September 2016 – June 2017) in the five markets listed in the table below, imports increased by 19% in Brazil and 5% in Australia; they however decreased by 7% in Canada and by 3% in the United States compared to the same period the previous year.
EU (3) figures for the first nine months of the 2016/17 crop year (September 2016 - May 2017) indicate that intra- EU acquisitions remained stable while extra-EU imports increased by 3% compared to the previous crop year.
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(1) EU data for June 2017 were not available at the time of writing.
(2) According to the new provisions of the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2015, which came into force on 1 January 2017, "table olive crop year" means the period of twelve months from 1 September of one year to 31 August of the next. Under the 2005 Agreement, the crop year for table olives was the same as that for olive oil (October to September).
(3) EU data for June 2017 were not available at the time of writing.