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Italy Average Weekly Vegetables Prices: Week to April 15

April 16, 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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                           April 9  April 2 March 26 March 19 March 12  March 5
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                          April 15  April 8  April 1 March 25 March 18 March 11
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                              ---------------- Euro per Kilo ------------------
Artichoke*                    0.18     0.20     0.22     0.25     0.21     0.22
Aubergine                     0.44     0.53     0.53     0.58     0.53     0.56
Greenhouse aubergine          0.44     0.53     0.53     0.58     0.53     0.56
Carrot                        0.22     0.22     0.22     0.20     0.12     0.12
Cauliflower and broccoli      0.20     0.28     0.28     0.24     0.27     0.32
Celery                        0.34     0.33      n/a     0.15     0.19     0.21
Cherry tomato                 0.80     0.95     0.95     0.80     0.80     0.80
Cucumber                      0.45     0.60     0.75     1.03     1.00     0.90
Greenhouse cucumber           0.45     0.60     0.75     1.03     1.00     0.90
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                           April 9  April 2 March 26 March 19 March 12  March 5
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                          April 15  April 8  April 1 March 25 March 18 March 11
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Endive                        0.18     0.17     0.24     0.26     0.28     0.29
Fennel                        0.17     0.18     0.19     0.21     0.24     0.28
Green beans                   2.50      n/a      n/a      n/a      n/a      n/a
Lettuce                       0.37     0.31     0.30     0.31     0.33     0.37
Onion                         0.26     0.26     0.28     0.30     0.32     0.36
Pepper                        0.64     0.73     0.73     0.95     1.13     1.13
Greenhouse pepper             0.64     0.73     0.73     0.95     1.13     1.13
Potato                        0.26     0.26     0.27     0.27     0.27     0.27
New potatoes                  0.48     0.48     0.49     0.49      n/a      n/a
Radicchio                     0.94     0.73     0.85     0.95     0.95     1.05
Spinach                       0.55     0.59     0.53     0.58     0.68     0.75
Tomato                        0.80     0.95     0.95     0.80     0.80     0.80
Greenhouse tomato             0.62     0.70     0.70     0.63     0.63     0.63
Zucchini                      0.43     0.50     0.44     0.53     0.73     0.61
Greenhouse zucchini           0.43     0.50     0.44     0.53     0.73     0.61

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                           April 9  April 2 March 26 March 19 March 12  March 5
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                          April 15  April 8  April 1 March 25 March 18 March 11
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                             ---------------- Weekly % Change -----------------
Artichoke*                  -10.0%    -9.1%   -12.0%    19.0%    -4.5%   -12.0%
Aubergine                   -17.0%     0.0%    -8.6%     9.4%    -5.4%   -13.8%
Greenhouse aubergine        -17.0%     0.0%    -8.6%     9.4%    -5.4%   -13.8%
Carrot                        0.0%     0.0%    10.0%    66.7%     0.0%     0.0%
Cauliflower and broccoli    -28.6%     0.0%    16.7%   -11.1%   -15.6%    -8.6%
Celery                        3.0%      n/a      n/a   -21.1%    -9.5%    -8.7%
Cherry tomato               -15.8%     0.0%    18.8%     0.0%     0.0%     0.0%
Cucumber                    -25.0%   -20.0%   -27.2%     3.0%    11.1%    12.5%
Greenhouse cucumber         -25.0%   -20.0%   -27.2%     3.0%    11.1%    12.5%
Endive                        5.9%   -29.2%    -7.7%    -7.1%    -3.4%    -6.5%
Fennel                       -5.6%    -5.3%    -9.5%   -12.5%   -14.3%    -6.7%
Lettuce                      19.4%     3.3%    -3.2%    -6.1%   -10.8%    -2.6%
Onion                         0.0%    -7.1%    -6.7%    -6.3%   -11.1%    -7.7%
Pepper                      -12.3%     0.0%   -23.2%   -15.9%     0.0%    -9.6%
Greenhouse pepper           -12.3%     0.0%   -23.2%   -15.9%     0.0%    -9.6%
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                           April 9  April 2 March 26 March 19 March 12  March 5
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                          April 15  April 8  April 1 March 25 March 18 March 11
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Potato                        0.0%    -3.7%     0.0%     0.0%     0.0%    -3.6%
New potatoes                  0.0%    -2.0%     0.0%      n/a      n/a      n/a
Radicchio                    28.8%   -14.1%   -10.5%     0.0%    -9.5%   -27.6%
Spinach                      -6.8%    11.3%    -8.6%   -14.7%    -9.3%     8.7%
Tomato                      -15.8%     0.0%    18.8%     0.0%     0.0%     0.0%
Greenhouse tomato           -11.4%     0.0%    11.1%     0.0%     0.0%     0.0%
Zucchini                    -14.0%    13.6%   -17.0%   -27.4%    19.7%   -11.6%
Greenhouse zucchini         -14.0%    13.6%   -17.0%   -27.4%    19.7%   -11.6%
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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

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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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