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Italy Average Weekly Vegetables Prices: Week to Feb. 26

February 28, 2012

Following is a summary of weekly average vegetables producer prices from the Istituto di Servizi per il Mercato Agricolo Alimentare in Rome:

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                           Feb. 20  Feb. 13   Feb. 6  Jan. 30  Jan. 23  Jan. 16
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                           Feb. 26  Feb. 19  Feb. 12   Feb. 5  Jan. 29  Jan. 22
===============================================================================
                              ---------------- Euro per Kilo ------------------
Artichoke*                    0.26     0.27     0.30     0.26     0.28     0.25
Aubergine                     0.79     0.75     0.75     1.03     1.03      n/a
Greenhouse aubergine          0.79     0.75     0.75     1.03     1.03      n/a
Carrot                        0.16     0.16     0.16     0.14     0.13     0.13
Cauliflower and broccoli      0.38     0.40     0.40     0.32     0.28     0.26
Celery                        0.24     0.27     0.24     0.24     0.22     0.19
Cherry tomato                 1.20     1.10     0.95     1.25     1.25      n/a
Cucumber                      0.55     0.48     0.55     0.55     0.55      n/a
Greenhouse cucumber           0.55     0.48     0.55     0.55     0.55      n/a
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                           Feb. 20  Feb. 13   Feb. 6  Jan. 30  Jan. 23  Jan. 16
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                           Feb. 26  Feb. 19  Feb. 12   Feb. 5  Jan. 29  Jan. 22
===============================================================================
Endive                        0.33     0.34     0.31     0.26     0.23     0.22
Fennel                        0.33     0.35     0.34     0.30     0.27     0.25
Garlic                        2.45     2.60     2.55     2.60     2.45     2.23
Lettuce                       0.41     0.43     0.45     0.38     0.35     0.31
Onion                         0.24     0.24     0.23     0.23     0.23     0.23
Pepper                        1.05     0.93     0.80     0.93     0.83      n/a
Greenhouse pepper             1.05     0.93     0.80     0.93     0.83      n/a
Potato                        0.27     0.27     0.27     0.27     0.26     0.26
Radicchio                     0.97     0.91     0.72     0.67     0.55     0.51
Spinach                       0.79     0.79     0.71     0.69     0.65     0.59
Tomato                        1.20     1.10     0.95     1.25     1.25      n/a
Greenhouse tomato             0.80     0.75     0.75     0.88     0.88      n/a
Greenhouse zucchini           0.91     1.07     1.31     1.27     1.12     1.33
                             ---------------- Weekly % Change -----------------
Artichoke*                   -3.7%   -10.0%    15.4%    -7.1%    12.0%    19.0%
Aubergine                     5.3%     0.0%   -27.2%     0.0%      n/a      n/a
===============================================================================
                           Feb. 20  Feb. 13   Feb. 6  Jan. 30  Jan. 23  Jan. 16
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                           Feb. 26  Feb. 19  Feb. 12   Feb. 5  Jan. 29  Jan. 22
===============================================================================
Greenhouse aubergine          5.3%     0.0%   -27.2%     0.0%      n/a      n/a
Carrot                        0.0%     0.0%    14.3%     7.7%     0.0%     0.0%
Cauliflower and broccoli     -5.0%     0.0%    25.0%    14.3%     7.7%    -3.7%
Celery                      -11.1%    12.5%     0.0%     9.1%    15.8%    -9.5%
Cherry tomato                 9.1%    15.8%   -24.0%     0.0%      n/a      n/a
Cucumber                     14.6%   -12.7%     0.0%     0.0%      n/a      n/a
Greenhouse cucumber          14.6%   -12.7%     0.0%     0.0%      n/a      n/a
Endive                       -2.9%     9.7%    19.2%    13.0%     4.5%    -4.3%
Fennel                       -5.7%     2.9%    13.3%    11.1%     8.0%    -3.8%
Garlic                       -5.8%     2.0%    -1.9%     6.1%     9.9%    11.5%
Lettuce                      -4.7%    -4.4%    18.4%     8.6%    12.9%    -8.8%
Onion                         0.0%     4.3%     0.0%     0.0%     0.0%     0.0%
Pepper                       12.9%    16.3%   -14.0%    12.0%      n/a      n/a
Greenhouse pepper            12.9%    16.3%   -14.0%    12.0%      n/a      n/a
Potato                        0.0%     0.0%     0.0%     3.8%     0.0%     0.0%
Radicchio                     6.6%    26.4%     7.5%    21.8%     7.8%     4.1%
===============================================================================
                           Feb. 20  Feb. 13   Feb. 6  Jan. 30  Jan. 23  Jan. 16
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                           Feb. 26  Feb. 19  Feb. 12   Feb. 5  Jan. 29  Jan. 22
===============================================================================
Spinach                       0.0%    11.3%     2.9%     6.2%    10.2%    11.3%
Tomato                        9.1%    15.8%   -24.0%     0.0%      n/a      n/a
Greenhouse tomato             6.7%     0.0%   -14.8%     0.0%      n/a      n/a
Greenhouse zucchini         -15.0%   -18.3%     3.1%    13.4%   -15.8%    31.7%
===============================================================================
NOTE: Weekly percentage change calculated by Bloomberg.
      * = Artichoke prices are in euro per unit.

SOURCE: ISMEA - Istituto di Servizi per il Mercato Agricolo Alimentare

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To contact the reporter on this story: Giovanni Salzano in Rome at gsalzano@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net


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