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Asaja defends the supply of olive oil "without undue price pressures"

After the record 2013-14 campaign where more than 1.7 million tons were produced in Spain, nearly 752,000 in Jaén, is expected to harvest is "very short" with 780,000 tons in all the country and 270,000 in the province

The Young Farmers Association (Asaja) in Jaén has defended the need for producers to "regulate markets" olive oil, with a specific and continuous supply, but "without causing excessive price pressures that may also cause abandonment of consumption ".

This was stated by the Secretary General of the organization, Francisco Molina, who, together with the manager and spokesman, Luis Carlos Valero and the Head of Technical Services, Christopher Gallego, presented the balance agroganadero 2014. On the main economic activity province, olive, noted that "a kind of 'deja vu' lives and the situation is similar to that of two years ago.

Thus, after the record 2013-14 campaign where more than 1.7 million tons were produced in Spain, of which nearly 752,000 were for Jaén, is expected to harvest is "very short" with 780,000 tons in all the country (270,000 in the province, "the capacity of the Junta de Andalucía.

It will be therefore "limited availability" of olive oil to meet a market that has also had a record performance last season, when they were exported 1.1 million tons and around 555,000 tonnes were used to domestic consumption.

Against this background, as added, which is expected to be a "price increase", which is already starting to show, point that has called the "tranquility". In his view, the producers have to regulate markets and "supply them specifically and continuously without causing excessive price pressures that can lead logically also abandoning consumption".

by S. C.
14 december 2014, World News > Europe

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