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Italy Average Weekly Vegetables Prices: Week to April 22

April 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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                          April 16  April 9  April 2 March 26 March 19 March 12
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                          April 22 April 15  April 8  April 1 March 25 March 18
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                              ---------------- Euro per Kilo ------------------
Artichoke*                    0.16     0.18     0.20     0.22     0.25     0.21
Aubergine                     0.36     0.44     0.53     0.53     0.58     0.53
Greenhouse aubergine          0.36     0.44     0.53     0.53     0.58     0.53
Carrot                        0.19     0.22     0.22     0.22     0.20     0.12
Cauliflower and broccoli      0.20     0.20     0.28     0.28     0.24     0.27
Celery                        0.31     0.34     0.33      n/a     0.15     0.19
Cherry tomato                 0.60     0.80     0.95     0.95     0.80     0.80
Cucumber                      0.35     0.45     0.60     0.75     1.03     1.00
Greenhouse cucumber           0.35     0.45     0.60     0.75     1.03     1.00
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                          April 16  April 9  April 2 March 26 March 19 March 12
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                          April 22 April 15  April 8  April 1 March 25 March 18
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Endive                        0.18     0.18     0.17     0.24     0.26     0.28
Fennel                        0.17     0.17     0.18     0.19     0.21     0.24
Green beans                   1.85     2.50      n/a      n/a      n/a      n/a
Lettuce                       0.32     0.37     0.31     0.30     0.31     0.33
Onion                         0.25     0.26     0.26     0.28     0.30     0.32
Pepper                        0.48     0.64     0.73     0.73     0.95     1.13
Greenhouse pepper             0.48     0.64     0.73     0.73     0.95     1.13
Potato                        0.28     0.26     0.26     0.27     0.27     0.27
New potatoes                  0.49     0.48     0.48     0.49     0.49      n/a
Radicchio                     1.03     0.94     0.73     0.85     0.95     0.95
Spinach                       0.43     0.55     0.59     0.53     0.58     0.68
Tomato                        0.60     0.80     0.95     0.95     0.80     0.80
Greenhouse tomato             0.47     0.62     0.70     0.70     0.63     0.63
Zucchini                      0.44     0.43     0.50     0.44     0.53     0.73
Greenhouse zucchini           0.44     0.43     0.50     0.44     0.53     0.73

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                          April 16  April 9  April 2 March 26 March 19 March 12
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                          April 22 April 15  April 8  April 1 March 25 March 18
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                             ---------------- Weekly % Change -----------------
Artichoke*                  -11.1%   -10.0%    -9.1%   -12.0%    19.0%    -4.5%
Aubergine                   -18.2%   -17.0%     0.0%    -8.6%     9.4%    -5.4%
Greenhouse aubergine        -18.2%   -17.0%     0.0%    -8.6%     9.4%    -5.4%
Carrot                      -13.6%     0.0%     0.0%    10.0%    66.7%     0.0%
Cauliflower and broccoli      0.0%   -28.6%     0.0%    16.7%   -11.1%   -15.6%
Celery                       -8.8%     3.0%      n/a      n/a   -21.1%    -9.5%
Cherry tomato               -25.0%   -15.8%     0.0%    18.8%     0.0%     0.0%
Cucumber                    -22.2%   -25.0%   -20.0%   -27.2%     3.0%    11.1%
Greenhouse cucumber         -22.2%   -25.0%   -20.0%   -27.2%     3.0%    11.1%
Endive                        0.0%     5.9%   -29.2%    -7.7%    -7.1%    -3.4%
Fennel                        0.0%    -5.6%    -5.3%    -9.5%   -12.5%   -14.3%
Green beans                 -26.0%      n/a      n/a      n/a      n/a      n/a
Lettuce                     -13.5%    19.4%     3.3%    -3.2%    -6.1%   -10.8%
Onion                        -3.8%     0.0%    -7.1%    -6.7%    -6.3%   -11.1%
Pepper                      -25.0%   -12.3%     0.0%   -23.2%   -15.9%     0.0%
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                          April 16  April 9  April 2 March 26 March 19 March 12
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                          April 22 April 15  April 8  April 1 March 25 March 18
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Greenhouse pepper           -25.0%   -12.3%     0.0%   -23.2%   -15.9%     0.0%
Potato                        7.7%     0.0%    -3.7%     0.0%     0.0%     0.0%
New potatoes                  2.1%     0.0%    -2.0%     0.0%      n/a      n/a
Radicchio                     9.6%    28.8%   -14.1%   -10.5%     0.0%    -9.5%
Spinach                     -21.8%    -6.8%    11.3%    -8.6%   -14.7%    -9.3%
Tomato                      -25.0%   -15.8%     0.0%    18.8%     0.0%     0.0%
Greenhouse tomato           -24.2%   -11.4%     0.0%    11.1%     0.0%     0.0%
Zucchini                      2.3%   -14.0%    13.6%   -17.0%   -27.4%    19.7%
Greenhouse zucchini           2.3%   -14.0%    13.6%   -17.0%   -27.4%    19.7%
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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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