Flavor Your Life Discusses the World Production Rates of Olive Oils, Including Australian and Organic Olive Oil

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The European Union funded campaign Flavor Your Life discusses potential olive oil production rates for the world, as estimated by the International Olive Oil Council.

Flavor Your Life, a European Union funded campaign dedicated to providing the latest olive oil industry news, discusses the rates of olive oil production around the world.

The International Olive Oil Council makes estimates every year on olive oil production.

For the year 2011/2012, it was estimated that the world production of olive oil would be around 3.1 million tons. This indicates a 3% increase from the 2010/2011 estimate.

The majority of this olive oil (around three quarters) is produced in the European Union.

About 2.18 million tons of olive oil was produced in the European Union. Within the European Union community, the olive oil measured includes Spanish olive oil, organic olive oil and olive oil from other Mediterranean countries. Spain produces around 62% of the olive oil in the European Union, around 1.35 million tons.

The rates of olive oil production in other Mediterranean countries are also expected to grow. The production in Tunisia, for example, is expected to increase by 50% in the next year. Turkey is expected to have a 13% increase in production and Syria is expected to have an 11% increase in production.

One other country whose olive oil production rate should be noted is Australia. The production in Australia is steadily growing and has reached 19,000 tons during the last year. This meets more than a third of the country’s demand for olive oil.

Flavor Your Life, a campaign supported by the European Union, Unaprol and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, is dedicated to providing the latest in industry news and health information about European extra virgin olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil enhances the flavors of your recipes while providing health benefits. Flavor Your Life campaign, the voice of olive oil production quality control, aims to educate consumers so they can make informed decisions when purchasing olive oil.

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