Imports of table olives in the first five months of the 2017/18 crop year (September 2017–January 2018)[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 to the period of twelve months from 1 September of year until 31 of August of the next. Under the 2015 Agreement, the crop year for table olives was the same as that for olive oil (October to September)] show a 3% increase in Canada and decreases in the rest of market, down by 13% in Australia, 6% in Brazil and 4% in the United States compared to the same period the previous crop year.
EU data [EU data for January 2018 were not available at the time of publishing] for the first four months of the 2017/18 crop year indicates a 2% increase in intra-EU acquisitions and a 12% increase in extra-EU imports compared to the same period the previous crop year.
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