The table below shows trade in table olives in the first five months of the 2018/2019 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] (September 2018 – January 2019). Increases were found in Australia (18%); Brazil (10%); and Canada (4%).
Data from the US [United States data for January 2019 were not available at the time of publishing this news] were only available for the period September-December when this newsletter was published, which show a 1% fall compared to the same period the previous crop year.
In the first four months of the 2018/19 crop year (September-December 2018), intra-EU acquisitions in- creased by 7% and extra-EU imports by 4% compared to the same period the previous crop year [EU data for January 2019 were not available at the time of publishing this news].
Imports of table olives (t)
Source: IOOC, Economy and Promotion Unit