07 Dec

Morocco is an important player in the global table olives and olive oil market

Regarding table olives, Morocco is the second exporting country worldwide. Spain remains the market leader. For olive oil, Morocco is the fifth or sixth largest exporter. The Moroccan company SACIA is responsible for a large part of the national olive export.

SACIA was founded in 1999 when the first machine for the production of olive oil was purchased. In 2002, a second machine was added. At present, the Moroccan olive oil export amounts to 800,000 – 850,000 MT, of which 230,000 MT comes from the Marrakech region. “We have our own production and we purchase the rest from business partners. About 10% to 20% of the required olives is from our own production,” says SACIA General Manager Abdelghani Anou.

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