In the Almanzora quality oil contributing to this expansion is made.

They are small consignments, but the mills of Almería this year have opened markets for olive oil as far away as China, South Korea and the Dominican Republic, targets that align well to others where already working as Japan, Mexico United States. Anyway, most of the olive oil exported by the province is intended for the Italian market, as stated by the territorial delegate of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, José Manuel Ortiz.

Between January and May last, Italy acquired product valued at almost 1 million euros, the 67% of total exports of Almería. The second destination is Switzerland, with the 11,8%, third Poland, with the 5,3 and fourth, Mexico, with the 3,3%.

In the first five months of this year, the Almeria mills, in 100 trade, have been exported 578.000 kilos of olive oil, representing an increase of 29,1% compared to the same period in 2013. The turnover of these sales abroad amounted to 1,4 million, a 5,1% more than in the previous year, according to data compiled by Extenda from the last report Estacom.

Almería ranks 20 of Spain by the value of exports of olive oil, with a national market share of 0,1%.

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. 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), according to data from the Department of Research and Statistics the Provincial Delegation of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment.

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.