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OLIVE OIL BUSINESS FORUM

OLIVE OIL BUSINESS FORUM is a business event with the participation of producers and exporters of olive oil products from Catalonia, and importers and distributors of international markets.

The goal is to create a platform where the interests of all parties can come together to generate business flows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS FORUM, ACCORDING TO COMPANIES

 

 

THE OIL SECTOR IN CATALONIA

Catalonia produces high quality olive oil protected by various designations of origin: Les Garrigues, Siurana, Baix Ebre-Montsià, Terra Alta and Empordà.

These olive oils stand out for their flavour, aroma and low acidity ­– qualities that are  guaranteed by using top-class olives and mechanical production techniques that preserve the health and taste characteristics of the fruit.
 

Producers have researched and experimented to select the best olive trees with the utmost quality. Extra virgin olive oil falls into the premium category. This is a cooking oil with exceptional characteristics in terms of both health and gastronomy, as it is considered to be fundamental for a healthy diet and is also highly flavoursome.

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Industry

In Catalonia, 113,000 hectares, or 14% of arable land, are used to grow olive trees, providing the raw material for an industry with potential: processing, packaging and marketing olive oil, accounting for almost 6% of agri-food turnover in Catalonia.
 

The most common variety of olive for oil processing is Arbequina, one of the most prized on international markets. Catalan companies also market other oils and blends of other varieties, such as Empeltre, Morruda, Sevillenca, Farga, Argudell, Corivell and Verdal. All varieties of olive produce excellent virgin oils, each with their own taste and aroma characteristics.


Extra virgin olive oil falls into the premium category. This is a cooking oil with exceptional characteristics in terms of both health and gastronomy, as it is considered to be fundamental for a healthy diet and is also highly flavoursome.

The most common variety of olive for oil processing is Arbequina, one of the most prized on international markets. Catalan companies also market other oils and blends of other varieties, such as Empeltre, Morruda, Sevillenca, Farga, Argudell, Corivell and Verdal. All varieties of olive produce excellent virgin oils, each with their own taste and aroma characteristics.

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Catalunya, best European region for the future*

The agri-food sector is the largest of the Catalan economy and one of the most dynamic export sectors. The volume and value of its exports are growing year after year.

Catalonia’s logistics network can serve 400 million consumers in under 48 hours, while its geostrategic location enables efficient intercontinental connections with Asia and America as well as optimum distribution to Europe and Africa.

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* Rànquing fDi Magazine - Financial Times

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Dades Catalunya

 

 

The Catalan agri-food sector, driver o the Catalan economy

The agri-food sector generates €38.2 Bn turnover, equivalent to 16.28% of Catalonia’s GDP, and directly employs 164,372 people. This makes it the region’s largest sector of the economy.

It comprises 57,423 agricultural holdings, 3,922 food and drink industries, and 436 establishments in the agri-food auxiliary industry.

The meat sector is the largest processed food sub-sector representing 32% of turnover volume, followed by fine food (30%), vegetable oils (9%), wine (7%), fruit and vegetables (4%), cereals and mill grain products (2%), and fish and seafood (1%).

The food and drink industry in Catalonia accounts for 23% of the sector turnover in Spain.

 

Infografia sector agroalimentari català

Infografia sector agroalimentari català