The economic development of the Greek olive-oil industry with special reference to Messenia Province

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Giannopoulou, A
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This study examines the economic development of the Greek Olive\ud Industry. Its focal point is the impact of recent socio-economic\ud processes on the structure and organisation of the industry. In the\ud first part, which is concerned with the rural sector, it is argued that\ud olive cultivation and its development through time, has been\ud constrained by a number of social, structural and institutional factors\ud which are identified and their influence is then discussed. It is\ud contended that recent changes due to the imposition of the EEC regime\ud have brought about socio-economic processes which have considerably\ud affected the mode of organisation of the rural sector in particular and\ud the whole industry in general.\ud In the second part of this study, which is concerned with the urban\ud sector, it is argued that during the last decade, rapid change has\ud transformed the outlook of the second-stage processing of the industry.\ud This change has affected the structure in two ways. First, there has\ud been a large increase inkhe number of small packing units which operate\ud in domestic market niches and compete for a share in the export trade.\ud Secondly, there has been a concentration of output and economic power\ud in the hands of three leading packers, two multinational subsidiaries,\ud and the cooperative enterprise Eleour7_giki. The financial base of this\ud industrial change, though, is somewhat artificial. In particular,\ud expansion in production and the modernisation process which has been\ud taking place recently, are largely based on the CAP support system to\ud the second-stage processing and packing, and also to large amounts of\ud earnings which every year go through tax evasion.
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    2.6 Composition of Tax Duties on 1 kgr of OliveOil when it was Traded Within Greece, (Lesbos, 1930).

    2.12 Common Prices Fixed at the Beginning of the Market Year for Semi-Fine Olive-Oil 3° under the EEC's CAP and World Prices, 1966/67 to 1977/78.

    109 115 155 156 120 157 159 160 126 129 161 162 136 3.2 Number of Trees and Annual Olive-Oil Production on National, Administrative and Provincial Levels, 1963-1984.

    Volume and Value of Sales by Eleourgiki, 1981- 1988.

    6.19 (b) Accounting Ratios of the Sample, the Food Industry and the Total Industry, between 1983- 1985.

    426 383 385 385 427 387 428 429 429 388 430 430 431 7.17 Equipment and Buildings Used by 12 Second-Stage Processing Units in the Olive Industry of Messenia Province.

    Eleourgiki's Expenditure on Advertising, 1981- 1984.

    Exports of Greek Olive-Oil by Country of Destination, 1932-1939.

    Olive-Oil Consumption Patterns, 1981/82.

    Consumption of Olives, 1981-1986.

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