The following is a recollection of the main figures included in the report:
The Spanish Olive Oil Agency (AAO in its Spanish acronym) released yesterday the macroeconomic data driving the Spanish olive oil sector as of June 30th (9-months crop year):
Spain is one of the countries with more international presence on food products. Many of its regions represent a symbol of high quality for different fruits such Valencian oranges, Canarian bananas, Murcian peppers, Andalucian table olives, and so on.
The Spanish cheese tradition spans many regions accross Spain, with many of our local cheeses internationally recognised. Currently, there are 26 Spanish cheeses with designation of origin, and many other regions are taking steps towards defining the exclusivity of their local cheese as a sign of quality differentiation.
Last April, the 14th Edition of the Extra Olive Oil International Competition took place in Los Angeles, USA. This annual event aims to rate more than 500 extra virgin olive oils from 15 different countries. Each product competes in National and International categories.
According to the latest market information released by OeMv (Spanish Market Regulator) exports of Spanish wine grew by 11,9% in 2012, reaching 2.500 million Euros. Despite the drop in sales caused by the local recession and the rise in prices, last year it was regarded as a good year for wine export in Spain.
Castilla y Leon wines:
In previous posts we analyzed exports data of Spanish wine sector, making a clear difference between Spanish wines with designation of origin and without D.O. . Regions producing wines with a clear added value differentiate their wines from others with lower quality by creating Designations of Origin.
Aragon is one of the Spanish provinces well known for owning some of the finest wine designations of origin in Spain. It possesses extensive wine lands carefully looked after for hundreds of years, and some of its wines are ranked among the most characteristic of Spain.
The Spanish Olive Oil Agency (AAO in its Spanish acronym) released on April 25th the macroeconomic data driving the Spanish olive oil sector. External demand continues weak, while local consumption is also very low.
One of the most representative products of Spanish gastronomy is Serrano Iberian ham. There are two types of ham depending on the pork’s breed: if the animal is Iberian the ham is called Ibérico, while ham coming from other white pork is called cured ham. There are four factors driving the quality of Ibérico ham