The table below shows the trade figures for table olives in the first eight months of the 2018/19 crop year (September 2018 – April 2019). According to the data, increases have been found in Australia and the US (14%); Brazil (11%); and Canada (3%), compared to the same period the previous crop year.
As for the EU, intra-EU acquisitions and extra-EU imports increased by 4% and 1% respectively in the first seven months of the 2018/19 crop year (September 2018 – March 2019) compared to the same period theprevious crop year.
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. Underthe 2005 Agreement, the crop year for table olives was the same as that for olive oil (October to September).
Data from the EU were not available for April 2019 at the time of publishing this news.