Competitiveness Analysis of Olive Oil Sector

Eylem Durmuş, Sertaç Dokuzlu


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.


Olive Oil; Competition; Comparative Advantage; Competitiveness Index; Competitiveness

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ISSN: 2148-127X

Turkish JAF Sci.Tech.

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