Italpress.com reported on September 24 that teatronaturale.it released an olive oil production forecast. It is expected that the Italian olive oil production in 2021-2022 will be about 300000 tons, a slight increase over last year, but lower than expected. Olive oil production in the South will rise, especially along the Adriatic coast, while production in the north central region will face a double-digit decline.
The output of olive oil in Puglia is expected to be the highest, with 140000 tons, accounting for almost half of the national output. The output of Calabria and Sicily is expected to be 30000-35000 tons, which remains stable compared with 2020. Brasilikata, Molise and Abruzzo performed well, and olive oil production is expected to achieve double-digit growth. The further north, the more olive oil production is expected to decline. The olive oil production in Campania and Lazio is expected to decline by 20-25%, that in Umbria and Tuscany is expected to decline by 30-40%, that in Garda and Trentino is expected to decline by 80%, that in Liguria is expected to decline by 40% and that in Sardinia is expected to decline by 10%. The final production of olive oil will also be affected by future rainfall and insect pests.
Source: Economic and Commercial Department of the Embassy in the Republic of Italy