Jordan produced 24,000 tonnes of olive oil in 2022

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AMMAN — Statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture showed that Jordan produced an estimated 24,000 tonnes of olive oil in 2022, according to an official at the Food and Agriculture Organization Jordan office, Talal Al-Fayez.اضافة اعلان

Fayez told Khaberni News that 600,000 dunums in the Kingdom are planted with olive trees — numbering around 11 million trees.

Olive oil production in 2022 fell just short of predictions made during the olive harvest season, when Head of the General Syndicate of Jordanian Olive Oil Mill Owners and Olive Producers Tayseer Najdawi had told Jordan News that the sector expected to produce 25,000-28,000 tonnes of olive oil.

While the figures for 2022 were lower than expected, production still increased compared to the previous year, when the sector produced 23,401 tonnes of olive oil, according to a report by the ministry.  

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