Competitiveness Analysis of Olive Oil Sector




Olive Oil, Competition, Comparative Advantage, Competitiveness Index, Competitiveness


Aim of the study to analyse the competitiveness of Turkish olive oil sector. For this purpose, leading countries was selected according to their shares in the world olive oil export and evaluated with Revealed Comparative Advantage and Vollrath indexes which are commonly used to measure competitiveness. Based on index results, it was found that Turkey has Revealed Comparative Advantage and Relative Competitive Advantage over Morocco and only Relative Competitive Advantage over Portugal. Except for Morocco and Portugal, international competitiveness of Turkey was found significantly lower than other selected countries. It was concluded that competitiveness of Turkey should be increased by increase quality, supporting producers‘ organisations and sustainability in production.

Author Biography

Eylem Durmuş, Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, 17100 Çanakkale

Department of Agricultural Economics, Research Assistant




How to Cite

Durmuş, E., & Dokuzlu, S. (2019). Competitiveness Analysis of Olive Oil Sector. Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, 7(9), 1354–1359.



Research Paper