Almería increased by almost 100% the value of exports of olive oil last year.

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In 2013, mills of the province produced nearly 10 million kilos of olive oil, a 5,5% rather than 2012.

In 2013, the Almeria mills increased almost 100 the value of exports of olive oil, with a turnover of almost 5,1 million (97,7% more), according to the latest report of Icex, made from shipments made from the province, excluding foreign sales companies Almeria made from other Spanish provinces. It is the second largest sales amount in the last ten years, only surpassed by 2009, year in which the mills billed Almeria 5,6 million, as highlighted by the territorial delegate of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, José Manuel Ortiz.

Last year, in 238 operations, mills shipped abroad from Almeria 1,74 million kilos of olive oil, a 40,5% more than in the year 2012. However, thanks to the prices obtained in foreign markets, turnover has almost doubled.

Italy continues as the first prominent destination of olive oil exported from Almería. In 2013 acquired product worth 3,6 million, a 72,6% of total. Followers Switzerland, who bought the 7,8%; Poland, the 2,7%; Germany, the 2,6%; and France, the 2,6%. Smaller quantities imported them markets Andorra Portugal, Croatia, Senegal, Japan, Brazil, Arab Emirates and Australia.

A 5,5% More oil this year

The campaign 2013-2014, Almeria province dedicated to growing olives 19.908 hectares of olive groves, a 0,3% more than in the previous season, according to the data of the second capacity of olive developed by the Research and Statistics Department of the Provincial Delegation of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment. This surface, 82 hectares correspond to the olive grove of olive table, and other, of the olive oil mill. Most of the olive groves of the province is irrigated (13.000 hectares)

The olive harvest has been promoted to 52,8 million kilos, a 2,9% more than the previous season. As for the production of oil, It was around 10 million kilos (9,9 million), which represents 5,5% more, increase is explained by the increased production, as the performance (Oil production in relation to the olive), which has been the 19,3%, a 2,6% more than in the previous season.