The province of Jaén, the most olive oil producing area in the world, is going to get one of the ten best olive oil productions of the last 30 campaigns in the 2016/2017 olive oil season, because it will produce 500,000 tons. Interim data from the Food Information and Control Agency (AICA) indicate that at the end of last February production in the province of Jaén reached 490,000 tonnes, a figure that will increase slightly when the definitive figures of this harvest of the olive are included .
The record of production of olive oil in the province of Jaén stands at more than 752,000 tons in the 2013/2014 season, followed by 2011/2012, with more than 682,000, slightly more than 613,000 in the 2001/2002 season And 611,000 in 2003/2004, figures to which must be added several olive-growing campaigns in which between 500,000 and 600,000 tons of olive oil were obtained. In the current campaign, Spain will produce less than 1.3 million tonnes, more than one million tonnes in Andalusia and 500,000 tonnes in the province of Jaén.
Figures that are slightly below the forecasts of the capacity of the Regional Ministry of Agriculture of Andalusia, which predicted more than 1.3 million tonnes in Spain, 1.1 in Andalusia and 542,000 in the province of Jaén.