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Italy Average Weekly Vegetables Prices: Week to April 29

May 02, 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 23 April 16  April 9  April 2 March 26 March 19
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                          April 29 April 22 April 15  April 8  April 1 March 25
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                              ---------------- Euro per Kilo ------------------
Artichoke*                    0.14     0.16     0.18     0.20     0.22     0.25
Aubergine                     0.30     0.36     0.44     0.53     0.53     0.58
Greenhouse aubergine          0.30     0.36     0.44     0.53     0.53     0.58
Carrot                        0.19     0.19     0.22     0.22     0.22     0.20
Cauliflower and broccoli      0.29     0.20     0.20     0.28     0.28     0.24
Celery                        0.30     0.31     0.34     0.33      n/a     0.15
Cherry tomato                 0.50     0.60     0.80     0.95     0.95     0.80
Cucumber                      0.25     0.35     0.45     0.60     0.75     1.03
Greenhouse cucumber           0.25     0.35     0.45     0.60     0.75     1.03
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                          April 23 April 16  April 9  April 2 March 26 March 19
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                          April 29 April 22 April 15  April 8  April 1 March 25
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Endive                        0.19     0.18     0.18     0.17     0.24     0.26
Fennel                        0.17     0.17     0.17     0.18     0.19     0.21
Green beans                   1.75     1.85     2.50      n/a      n/a      n/a
Lettuce                       0.34     0.32     0.37     0.31     0.30     0.31
Onion                         0.24     0.25     0.26     0.26     0.28     0.30
Pepper                        0.38     0.48     0.64     0.73     0.73     0.95
Greenhouse pepper             0.38     0.48     0.64     0.73     0.73     0.95
Potato                        0.28     0.28     0.26     0.26     0.27     0.27
New potatoes                  0.50     0.49     0.48     0.48     0.49     0.49
Radicchio                     0.94     1.03     0.94     0.73     0.85     0.95
Spinach                       0.43     0.43     0.55     0.59     0.53     0.58
Tomato                        0.50     0.60     0.80     0.95     0.95     0.80
Greenhouse tomato             0.42     0.47     0.62     0.70     0.70     0.63
Zucchini                      0.73      n/a      n/a      n/a      n/a      n/a
Greenhouse zucchini           0.32     0.44     0.43     0.50     0.44     0.53

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                          April 23 April 16  April 9  April 2 March 26 March 19
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                          April 29 April 22 April 15  April 8  April 1 March 25
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                             ---------------- Weekly % Change -----------------
Artichoke*                  -12.5%   -11.1%   -10.0%    -9.1%   -12.0%    19.0%
Aubergine                   -16.7%   -18.2%   -17.0%     0.0%    -8.6%     9.4%
Greenhouse aubergine        -16.7%   -18.2%   -17.0%     0.0%    -8.6%     9.4%
Carrot                        0.0%   -13.6%     0.0%     0.0%    10.0%    66.7%
Cauliflower and broccoli     45.0%     0.0%   -28.6%     0.0%    16.7%   -11.1%
Celery                       -3.2%    -8.8%     3.0%      n/a      n/a   -21.1%
Cherry tomato               -16.7%   -25.0%   -15.8%     0.0%    18.8%     0.0%
Cucumber                    -28.6%   -22.2%   -25.0%   -20.0%   -27.2%     3.0%
Greenhouse cucumber         -28.6%   -22.2%   -25.0%   -20.0%   -27.2%     3.0%
Endive                        5.6%     0.0%     5.9%   -29.2%    -7.7%    -7.1%
Fennel                        0.0%     0.0%    -5.6%    -5.3%    -9.5%   -12.5%
Green beans                  -5.4%   -26.0%      n/a      n/a      n/a      n/a
Lettuce                       6.3%   -13.5%    19.4%     3.3%    -3.2%    -6.1%
Onion                        -4.0%    -3.8%     0.0%    -7.1%    -6.7%    -6.3%
Pepper                      -20.8%   -25.0%   -12.3%     0.0%   -23.2%   -15.9%
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                          April 23 April 16  April 9  April 2 March 26 March 19
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                          April 29 April 22 April 15  April 8  April 1 March 25
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Greenhouse pepper           -20.8%   -25.0%   -12.3%     0.0%   -23.2%   -15.9%
Potato                        0.0%     7.7%     0.0%    -3.7%     0.0%     0.0%
New potatoes                  2.0%     2.1%     0.0%    -2.0%     0.0%      n/a
Radicchio                    -8.7%     9.6%    28.8%   -14.1%   -10.5%     0.0%
Spinach                       0.0%   -21.8%    -6.8%    11.3%    -8.6%   -14.7%
Tomato                      -16.7%   -25.0%   -15.8%     0.0%    18.8%     0.0%
Greenhouse tomato           -10.6%   -24.2%   -11.4%     0.0%    11.1%     0.0%
Greenhouse zucchini         -27.3%     2.3%   -14.0%    13.6%   -17.0%   -27.4%
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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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