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Brazilian olive oil imports fall 20%

Staff Writer | October 29, 2016
Olive oil imports by Brazil declined 20% from January to July of this year over the same period of last year, according to the Brazilian Association of Producers, Importers and Traders of Olive Oil (Oliva).
Brazilian olive oil
Food trade   Brazilians reduced the number of items bought
The Brazilian market purchased 27,000 tons of olive oil abroad in the first seven months of this year against 34,500 tons in the same period of last year.

“Even in the current scenario, Brazilians have not stopped using the product, however they reduced the number of items bought”, said Oliva’s president, Rita Bassi, in a statement.

According to Oliva, countries such as Russia and Japan had a decline in imports, while other, such as Australia, China and the United States are buying more.


 

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