United States buys more than a third of olive oil exported Almeria and has become the main destination for this product, overtaking Italy as the main destination for this product. Between October and January 2014, the US market bought the product mills worth Almeria 1,7 million, versus 37.000 euros of oil imported US in the same period 2013. These purchases account for 37,7% of total exports of the province, as highlighted by the territorial delegate of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, José Manuel Ortiz.
Between January and October 2014, mills of Almería, in 276 trade, have been sold in foreign markets 1,7 million kilos of olive oil, which represents 30,8% more than in the same period of 2013. For these sales, the Almeria firms invoiced almost 4,5 million, a 15,5 % more. For billing, Almeria is ranked 6 Andalusia and the 17 del ‘ranking’ Spanish provinces of export product, according to data compiled by Extenda from Datacomex report of October.
After US, the second best customer Almería is Italy, in the first ten months of last year acquired olive oil valued at 1,4 million, a 31,4% of the total exported by the province. The third destination is Switzerland (8,9), and fourth, UK (6,4%). Other consumers of Almeria oil are France, Poland, Andorra, Mexico, Germany, China, Japan, South Korea and Peru.