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Producer prices olive oil, April 2018

International Olive Council

Graph 1 tracks the weekly movements in prices paid to producers for extra virgin olive oil in the top three European producing countries and Tunisia, while Graph 3 shows the weekly changes in producer prices for refined olive oil in the main three EU producers. The monthly price movements for these grades of oil are tracked in Graphs 2 and 4.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Producer prices in Spain decreased over the last few months, coming in at €2.99/kg at the end of April for a 25% year-on-year decrease (Graph 1).

Italy – Following a sharp fall to below €4 in mid-December 2017, prices in Italy have remained stable in recent weeks, coming in at €4.06/kg at the end of April 2018, for a 32% decrease compared to the same period the previous year. Graph 2 shows the monthly price movements of the extra virgin olive oil category in recent crop years.

Greece – Prices in Greece have fallen in recent weeks, reaching €2.78/kg at the end of April, which is 24% lower than the prices at the same time last year.

Tunisia – Prices in Tunisia have also remained stable in the last few weeks, standing at €3.43/kg at the end of April for a 19% year-on-year decrease.

Refined olive oil: Producer prices for refined olive oil in Spain and Italy generally follow the same trend as the prices for extra virgin olive oil. The price in Spain at the end of April 2018 fell to €2.67/kg, dropping by32% compared to the same period last year. In Italy, data for this category of oil have not been available since the end of December 2017, when they stood at €3.55/kg, up by 4% compared to the previous year. No price data are available for this product category in Greece.

At the end of April 2018, the price difference in Spain between refined oil (€2.67/kg) and extra virgin oil (€2.99/kg) was of €0.32/kg. In Italy the price difference between these two categories was greater than in Spain, according to the December 2017 data, at €0.63/kg (Graph 3).

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