Exports of Apulian extra virgin olive oil are skyrocketing

Jul 26, 2022 314

Export sales of Apulian extra virgin olive oils are soaring, with a jump of +51% in the first six months of 2022 (compared to the same period last year), even though drought and production costs, have risen by more than +20% due to speculation and the conflict in Ukraine, are jeopardizing the viability of producers. This is according to an analysis by the Italian farmers’ association Coldiretti Puglia, based on Istat data on foreign trade.

“Our goal is to spread the culture of extra virgin olive oil among tourists and consumers, and support the continued growth of the olive oil supply chain in Italy and abroad,” – says Savino Muraglia, President of Coldiretti Puglia, recalling how the olive tree in Apulia is present on more than 370 thousand hectares of cultivated land, with five PDO extra virgin oils and one PGI: Olio di Puglia.

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SOURCE: https://news.italianfood.net

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