2018/05/10 - Concern for health among Hong Kong's inhabitants is benefiting olive oil consumption significantly in this region, which has led to the growth of sales, according to a study by ICEX Spain Export and Investment.
2018/04/10 - The Second Report on the Oil Sector, published by the Spanish Coordinating Institute for Governance and Applied Economics, concludes that olive oil needs a single quality standard that erases fraud in its production and marketing, provides added value and ensures its future.
2018/03/10 - The European Commission (EC) forecasts that the olive oil production will reach 2.2 million tons (+2%), mainly due to a recovery in Spain (with an estimated production of 1.6 million tons) and a sustained production in Portugal (130,000 tons).
2018/02/10 - The Robert Mondavi Institute of the UC Davis will host on October 12th a woking day dedicated to olive oil whose objective is to increase the knowledge, consumption and sales of Premium EVOO.
2018/01/10 - The influential stock market expert Josef Ajram reveals to us in this interview with Mercacei his perception about the olive oil sector and its limitations, offering some advice for those who want to step into it. Ajram participated last September 20 in the III Olive Growers Meeting of the Oleícola Jaén Group, which took place in Úbeda (Jaén), where he offered some guidelines on how to sense the olive oil price trend following lines of constancy, teamwork and specialization.
2018/28/09 - The next Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes will take place in Melbourne (Australia) from 21 to 23 November, bringing some of the best extra virgin olive oils from around the world for participants to taste, expanding their tasting knowledge, skills and experience.

2018/27/09 - Mercacei wants to review the national and international fairs and events that are must-see for the olive sector and that will take place in the last quarter of the year.

2018/26/09 - From 12-16 November 2018, the CIHEAM Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Agronomic Studies in Zaragoza will be organizing an advanced course for professionals on "Plant diseases caused by Xylella fastidiosa: detection, identification, monitoring and control". The course will involve 14 European and international expert lecturers and is being sponsored by the Spanish Agriculture Ministry and supported by several EU projects – XF-Actors, POnTE and MSCA-RISE CURE XF.

2018/25/09 - Scientific organizations such as the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) or the Research Institute in Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Universities from Andalusia, Madrid and Castilla-La Mancha, and international researchers will meet in Seville on October 15 to present the results of their studies on climate change, focusing especially on the mitigation function that organic production exercises on it.
2018/24/09 - The Directorate General for Competition, Consumption and Control of French Fraud (DGCCRF, in its acronym in French) has published its 2016 Control Plan for Olive Oils, which shows that 48% of the samples analyzed (139) did not complied with the regulation regarding the commercialization of this product.