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GREECE: Exports and Prices Are Looking Up

GREECE: Exports and Prices Are Looking Up | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The lim­ited sup­ply of extra vir­gin olive oil in Europe has cre­ated the con­di­tions for an upward trend in pro­ducer prices in Greece.
However, the Greek mar­ket is mov­ing at a slug­gish pace due to traders’ reluc­tance to buy based on their medium-term needs. So far, olive oil prices remain unchanged since last December.

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ITALY: Consumption, Exports of Italian PDOs and PGIs Keep Growing

ITALY: Consumption, Exports of Italian PDOs and PGIs Keep Growing | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Exports of Italian extra vir­gin olive oils with a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO or DOP) and Protected Geographical Indicator (PGI or IGP) increased by 55 per­cent over the last five years, ris­ing from €40 to €62 million.
Annual con­sump­tion of oils with pro­tected geo­graph­i­cal indi­ca­tions in Italy also increased by 28 per­cent, reach­ing almost €150 million.

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Portugal Invests in Exports, Promotes Mediterranean Diet

Portugal Invests in Exports, Promotes Mediterranean Diet | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Portugal’s Ministry of Agriculture has announced Terra Futura, a wide ranging plan to promote sustainability while boosting the country’s agricultural production and exports.
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Tunisia Asks Europe to Increase Duty-Free Imports

Tunisia Asks Europe to Increase Duty-Free Imports | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The chief exec­u­tive offi­cer of Tunisia’s National Olive Oil Board (ONH) has asked the Euro­pean Union to increase its duty-free olive oil import quota from the North African coun­try to 100,000 tons.
Cur­rently, E.U. importers can bring up to 56,700 tons into the 27-mem­ber trad­ing bloc with­out pay­ing tar­iffs, but Chokri Bay­oudh argues that this is not enough and said it is time to update the 20-year-old agree­ment.

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Malta’s potato exports dry up

Malta’s potato exports dry up | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Potato farmers are in “utter despair” after learning they will not be able to export their crops this year because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Times of Malta is informed that while farmers have some 500 tonnes of the crop ready to be sold abroad, demand has dwindled and logistics have als
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Turkey exports 177 tons of anchovy to 11 countries - Daily Sabah

Turkey exports 177 tons of anchovy to 11 countries - Daily Sabah | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Turkey has surpassed $928,000 in revenue from exporting 177 tons of anchovy, called hamsi in Turkish, to 11 countries since the opening season on Sept. 1, according to Anadolu Agency.
The revenues from anchovy exports in September reached $928,023, up 87 percent from the same period last year, data from the Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association (DKIB) showed.
The volume of anchovy exports also rose 96 percent in the first month of the fishing season, while it stood at 90 tons during the same period in 2017, with some $495,150 of revenue.

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Argentina se convierte en el tercer país exportador de aceite para España 

Argentina se convierte en el tercer país exportador de aceite para España  | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Supusieron el 15% de las importaciones totales en el mes de Julio. De este volumen el 50% ha correspondido a la categoría virgen extra.

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Turkey's organic food exports grow 17 percent in 2017

Turkey's organic food exports grow 17 percent in 2017 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Turkey's organic food exports rose 17 percent year-on-year in 2017, the head of Aegean Dried Fruit Exporters' Association said Tuesday.

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Egypt Agricultural Exports Surge after Currency Float

Egypt Agricultural Exports Surge after Currency Float | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Credit unknown Local Egyptian agricultural exporters have reported a sharp increase in demand for local produce since the Central Bank of Egypt floated the
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SPANISH Exports of Bottled Olive Oil to U.S. Drop 80 Percent

SPANISH Exports of Bottled Olive Oil to U.S. Drop 80 Percent | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The news comes as Spain’s Food Information and Control Agency announced that production would be about 200,000 tons lower than initially estimated

Spanish bottled olive oil exports to the United States decreased by 80 percent in 2020 compared to 2019, according to Spain’s main agricultural cooperative, Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias.

Tariffs imposed in October 2019 by the Trump administration are blamed for the fall, which damaged the Spanish olive oil sector dramatically.

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TURKEY’s agricultural exports up 6.3% at September-end despite outbreak

TURKEY’s agricultural exports up 6.3% at September-end despite outbreak | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Turkey’s agriculture-based exports have increased by 6.3% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2020, according to the country's forestry and agriculture minister.

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Turkey's agricultural exports increase despite pandemic

Turkey's agricultural exports increase despite pandemic | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Turkey’s agricultural exports increased by 3.9% in the first seven months of 2020 compared to the same period last year despite the disruption in supply chains in the food sector caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Italy: Decline in Exports Add to Troubles for Puglian Producers

Italy: Decline in Exports Add to Troubles for Puglian Producers | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The many chal­lenges olive oil pro­duc­ers are cur­rently fac­ing in South­ern Italy have reached a new high: offi­cial data show a rel­e­vant slow­down in olive oil export from the Puglia region in the first three months of the year. Although they do not come as a sur­prise given the con­di­tions of the inter­na­tional mar­ket in the COVID-19 era, the new fig­ures alarm grow­ers.

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Portugal: Coronavirus Crisis Hits Small Producers Hardest in Portugal

Portugal: Coronavirus Crisis Hits Small Producers Hardest in Portugal | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Domestic consumption has dried up as restaurants close and hotel rooms sit empty. Exports have also dropped as countries around the world cancel their orders for Portuguese oil.
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Turkey’s food exports to China soar by 100% in the past three years

Turkey’s food exports to China soar by 100% in the past three years | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The amount of food exported from Turkey to China had skyrocketed 100% in the past three years, according to the Aegean Exporters Association. Food exported to China soared from US$72 million in 2014 to US$144 million by the end of 2017, which was a 100% growth, Birol Celep, vice president of the association said​.
Opportunities are abundant for meat, fish, dried fruits, olive and vegetable oil, fruit and vegetables, and hazelnut exporters, whom Celep urged “should concentrate on the Chinese market.

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Germany top importer of Turkish hazelnuts

Germany top importer of Turkish hazelnuts | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Germany was the top customer for Turkish hazelnuts, importing nearly 70,000 tons in the 2018 season, according to the Black Sea Hazelnut and Products Exporters' Union (KFMIB) data.
Germany has remained at the spot on a list of the biggest Turkish hazelnut importers for the past nine years, data compiled by Anadolu Agency showed.

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Production, Exports Down in Tunisia but Optimism Remains High

Production, Exports Down in Tunisia but Optimism Remains High | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Tunisian olive oil production and exports are down for this season as the country plans further investments in the sector.
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