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Italy April Average Vegetables Prices

May 10, 2012

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

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                          April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.
                           2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011
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                           ----------------- Euro per Kilo* -------------------
Artichoke*                 0.17    0.23    0.27    0.24    0.30    0.35    0.40
Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.30
Greenhouse aubergine       0.41    0.57    0.83    0.95    0.83    0.80    0.83
Carrot                     0.20    0.17    0.15    0.13    0.13    0.14    0.12
Cauliflower and broccoli   0.24    0.29    0.37    0.27    0.30    0.36    0.50
Celery                     0.32    0.19    0.24    0.21    0.22    0.26    0.30
Cherry tomato              0.71    0.83    1.13    1.23    1.08    0.96    0.85
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.21
Greenhouse cucumber        0.41    0.90    0.53    0.50    0.46    0.40    0.57
Endive                     0.18    0.28    0.31    0.23    0.27    0.29     n/a
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                          April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.
                           2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011
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Fennel                     0.17    0.25    0.33    0.26    0.29    0.31    0.36
Garlic                      n/a     n/a    2.55    2.27    2.22    2.41    2.36
Green beans                 n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    1.58    1.26
Lettuce                    0.33    0.34    0.42    0.33    0.33    0.33    0.32
Onion                      0.26    0.33    0.24    0.23    0.22    0.22    0.23
Pepper                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.37
Greenhouse pepper          0.55    1.04    0.93    0.74    0.57    0.42    0.60
Potato                     0.27    0.27    0.27    0.26    0.27    0.26    0.25
New potatoes               0.27    0.27    0.27    0.26    0.27    0.26    0.25
Radicchio                  0.49    0.49     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Spinach                    0.51    0.64    0.74    0.59    0.57    0.52    0.56
Tomato                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.47
Greenhouse tomato          0.55    0.64    0.79    0.82    0.76    0.77    0.48
Zucchini                   0.73     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.62    0.51
Greenhouse zucchini        0.42    0.60    1.14    1.02    0.50    0.50    0.56
                          ----------------- Monthly % Change ------------------
Artichoke*               -26.1%  -14.8%   12.5%  -20.0%  -14.3%  -12.5%     n/a
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                          April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.
                           2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011
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Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   20.0%
Greenhouse aubergine     -28.1%  -31.3%  -12.6%   14.5%    3.7%   -3.6%     n/a
Carrot                    17.6%   13.3%   15.4%    0.0%   -7.1%   16.7%    9.1%
Cauliflower and broccoli -17.2%  -21.6%   37.0%  -10.0%  -16.7%  -28.0%    4.2%
Celery                    68.4%  -20.8%   14.3%   -4.5%  -15.4%  -13.3%    3.4%
Cherry tomato            -14.5%  -26.5%   -8.1%   13.9%   12.5%   12.9%  107.3%
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -27.6%
Greenhouse cucumber      -54.4%   69.8%    6.0%    8.7%   15.0%  -29.8%     n/a
Endive                   -35.7%   -9.7%   34.8%  -14.8%   -6.9%     n/a     n/a
Fennel                   -32.0%  -24.2%   26.9%  -10.3%   -6.5%  -13.9%    5.9%
Garlic                      n/a     n/a   12.3%    2.3%   -7.9%    2.1%   -4.8%
Green beans                 n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   25.4%   13.5%
Lettuce                   -2.9%  -19.0%   27.3%    0.0%    0.0%    3.1%  -27.3%
Onion                    -21.2%   37.5%    4.3%    4.5%    0.0%   -4.3%   21.1%
Pepper                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   -7.5%
Greenhouse pepper        -47.1%   11.8%   25.7%   29.8%   35.7%  -30.0%     n/a
Potato                     0.0%    0.0%    3.8%   -3.7%    3.8%    4.0%    0.0%
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                          April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.
                           2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011
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New potatoes               0.0%    0.0%    3.8%   -3.7%    3.8%    4.0%    0.0%
Radicchio                  0.0%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Spinach                  -20.3%  -13.5%   25.4%    3.5%    9.6%   -7.1%     n/a
Tomato                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   20.5%
Greenhouse tomato        -14.1%  -19.0%   -3.7%    7.9%   -1.3%   60.4%   84.6%
Zucchini                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   21.6%   59.4%
Greenhouse zucchini      -30.0%  -47.4%   11.8%  104.0%    0.0%  -10.7%     n/a
                         -------------------- YoY % Change --------------------
Artichoke*                 6.3%    9.5%    3.8%  -17.2%   -6.3%   16.7%    8.1%
Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   57.9%
Greenhouse aubergine      57.7%  -10.9%   -6.7%   58.3%    0.0%   12.7%   25.8%
Carrot                   -25.9%  -32.0%   -6.3%  -31.6%    0.0%   55.6%   33.3%
Cauliflower and broccoli -31.4%  -12.1%   12.1%  -32.5%  -30.2%    9.1%   31.6%
Celery                   -20.0%  -20.8%    4.3%  -16.0%  -29.0%   -3.7%   -3.2%
Cherry tomato            -34.3%  -36.6%  -34.7%  -15.8%  -24.5%   10.3%   23.2%
Kaki fruit               -36.9%   38.5%  -38.4%  -36.7%  -45.9%   -9.1%  103.6%
Endive                   -10.0%   21.7%   14.8%  -28.1%  -10.0%   11.5%     n/a
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                          April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.
                           2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011
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Fennel                      n/a     n/a  -21.8%  -29.1%  -30.6%  -15.4%  -15.7%
Garlic                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   47.7%   46.5%
Green beans               17.9%   13.3%   31.3%  -26.7%  -32.7%    6.5%   14.3%
Lettuce                  -13.3%  -23.3%  -45.5%  -41.0%  -35.3%  -33.3%  -17.9%
Onion                       n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    5.7%
Pepper                   -54.5%    4.0%   -5.1%  -14.9%  -39.4%  -32.3%   -7.7%
Greenhouse pepper        -32.5%  -32.5%  -30.8%  -29.7%  -25.0%  -23.5%  -21.9%
Potato                   -32.5%  -32.5%  -30.8%  -29.7%  -25.0%  -23.5%  -21.9%
New potatoes               0.0%  -14.0%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Radicchio                  4.1%    4.9%   -3.9%  -33.0%  -30.5%    6.1%   47.4%
Spinach                     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   56.7%
Tomato                    17.0%   14.3%    6.8%   22.4%  -10.6%   24.2%   14.3%
Greenhouse tomato         -6.4%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   24.0%   18.6%
Zucchini                  40.0%    5.3%   52.0%   25.9%  -52.4%  -31.5%   16.7%
Greenhouse zucchini        0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%
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NOTE: * = 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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