The Australian Olive Oil Association (AOOA) talks about olive oil in Australia with Michael McLaren of 2GB 873AM. The development of olive oil consumption in Australia, the agricultural cycles, the growth of Australian-produced olive oil and the increasing sophistication of consumer choice all contribute to trends consumers can see at the shelf today. AOOA President, David Valmorbida notes the ongoing demand for a variety of olive oils from around the world due to the adventurous nature of Australian consumers and also as a result of Australia’s own production supplying approximately 25% of Australia’s needs for the product. According to the current harvest conditions in Europe driving prices of olive oil up globally, a major opportunity for the growth of Australian olive oil currently exists under conditions where it has on average become cheaper than imported olive oil in Australia, while continuing to have strong quality on offer.
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Source: 2GB 873 AM website, Macquarie Media Network Pty Ltd