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Italy Average Weekly Vegetables Prices: Week to March 25

March 27, 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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                          March 19 March 12  March 5  Feb. 27  Feb. 20  Feb. 13
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                          March 25 March 18 March 11  March 4  Feb. 26  Feb. 19
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                              ---------------- Euro per Kilo ------------------
Artichoke*                    0.25     0.21     0.22     0.25     0.26     0.27
Aubergine                     0.58     0.53     0.56     0.65     0.79     0.75
Greenhouse aubergine          0.58     0.53     0.56     0.65     0.79     0.75
Carrot                        0.20     0.12     0.12     0.12     0.16     0.16
Cauliflower and broccoli      0.24     0.27     0.32     0.35     0.38     0.40
Celery                        0.15     0.19     0.21     0.23     0.24     0.27
Cherry tomato                 0.80     0.80     0.80     0.80     1.20     1.10
Cucumber                      1.03     1.00     0.90     0.80     0.55     0.48
Greenhouse cucumber           1.03     1.00     0.90     0.80     0.55     0.48
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                          March 19 March 12  March 5  Feb. 27  Feb. 20  Feb. 13
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                          March 25 March 18 March 11  March 4  Feb. 26  Feb. 19
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Endive                        0.26     0.28     0.29     0.31     0.33     0.34
Fennel                        0.21     0.24     0.28     0.30     0.33     0.35
Garlic                         n/a      n/a      n/a      n/a     2.45     2.60
Lettuce                       0.31     0.33     0.37     0.38     0.41     0.43
Onion                         0.30     0.32     0.36     0.39     0.24     0.24
Pepper                        0.95     1.13     1.13     1.25     1.05     0.93
Greenhouse pepper             0.95     1.13     1.13     1.25     1.05     0.93
Potato                        0.27     0.27     0.27     0.28     0.27     0.27
New potatoes                  0.49      n/a      n/a      n/a      n/a      n/a
Radicchio                     0.95     0.95     1.05     1.45     0.97     0.91
Spinach                       0.58     0.68     0.75     0.69     0.79     0.79
Tomato                        0.80     0.80     0.80     0.80     1.20     1.10
Greenhouse tomato             0.63     0.63     0.63     0.63     0.80     0.75
Zucchini                      0.53     0.73     0.61     0.69     0.91     1.07
Greenhouse zucchini           0.53     0.73     0.61     0.69     0.91     1.07

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                          March 19 March 12  March 5  Feb. 27  Feb. 20  Feb. 13
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                          March 25 March 18 March 11  March 4  Feb. 26  Feb. 19
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                             ---------------- Weekly % Change -----------------
Artichoke*                   19.0%    -4.5%   -12.0%    -3.8%    -3.7%   -10.0%
Aubergine                     9.4%    -5.4%   -13.8%   -17.7%     5.3%     0.0%
Greenhouse aubergine          9.4%    -5.4%   -13.8%   -17.7%     5.3%     0.0%
Carrot                       66.7%     0.0%     0.0%   -25.0%     0.0%     0.0%
Cauliflower and broccoli    -11.1%   -15.6%    -8.6%    -7.9%    -5.0%     0.0%
Celery                      -21.1%    -9.5%    -8.7%    -4.2%   -11.1%    12.5%
Cherry tomato                 0.0%     0.0%     0.0%   -33.3%     9.1%    15.8%
Cucumber                      3.0%    11.1%    12.5%    45.5%    14.6%   -12.7%
Greenhouse cucumber           3.0%    11.1%    12.5%    45.5%    14.6%   -12.7%
Endive                       -7.1%    -3.4%    -6.5%    -6.1%    -2.9%     9.7%
Fennel                      -12.5%   -14.3%    -6.7%    -9.1%    -5.7%     2.9%
Garlic                         n/a      n/a      n/a      n/a    -5.8%     2.0%
Lettuce                      -6.1%   -10.8%    -2.6%    -7.3%    -4.7%    -4.4%
Onion                        -6.3%   -11.1%    -7.7%    62.5%     0.0%     4.3%
Pepper                      -15.9%     0.0%    -9.6%    19.0%    12.9%    16.3%
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                          March 19 March 12  March 5  Feb. 27  Feb. 20  Feb. 13
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                          March 25 March 18 March 11  March 4  Feb. 26  Feb. 19
===============================================================================
Greenhouse pepper           -15.9%     0.0%    -9.6%    19.0%    12.9%    16.3%
Potato                        0.0%     0.0%    -3.6%     3.7%     0.0%     0.0%
Radicchio                     0.0%    -9.5%   -27.6%    49.5%     6.6%    26.4%
Spinach                     -14.7%    -9.3%     8.7%   -12.7%     0.0%    11.3%
Tomato                        0.0%     0.0%     0.0%   -33.3%     9.1%    15.8%
Greenhouse tomato             0.0%     0.0%     0.0%   -21.3%     6.7%     0.0%
Zucchini                    -27.4%    19.7%   -11.6%   -24.2%   -15.0%   -18.3%
Greenhouse zucchini         -27.4%    19.7%   -11.6%   -24.2%   -15.0%   -18.3%
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NOTE: Weekly percentage change calculated by Bloomberg.
      * = Artichoke prices are in euro per unit.

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

For related news: To see all the tickers for Italy fruit and vegetables weekly prices:

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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