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Morocco overtakes Spain in exports of black olives to USA

Morocco increased its exports of black olives to the United States by 110% from January to July 2021, far surpassing those of Spain which fell 6% during the same period compared to 2020.

According to sources from the US customs office, the volume of exports of black olives from Spain to the United States stood at 5921 tonnes at the end of July 2021, compared with 6990 tonnes in 2020. During the same period, Morocco exported 6418 tonnes of black olives to the United States, an increase of 110% compared to 2020. With this rate, Morocco far exceeds Spain in terms of export volume of olive oil and black olives to the United States.

The cumulative decline in black olive exports to the United States is 69%, or 19000 tonnes over the period, and is estimated at nearly 32000 for a full year. The figures are more encouraging for green olives whose exports increased by 9.3% during the period, reaching 24765 tonnes, an increase of 2% compared to 2018.

The balance sheet of Spanish table olive exports to the United States, for its part, increased by +1.28% during the period, the Spanish Association of Exporters and Industry of Table Olives (ASEMESA).

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