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Italy Average Weekly Vegetables Prices: Week to May 27

May 29, 2012

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

===============================================================================
                            May 21   May 14    May 7 April 30 April 23 April 16
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                            May 27   May 20   May 13    May 6 April 29 April 22
===============================================================================
                              ---------------- Euro per Kilo ------------------
Artichoke*                    0.11     0.11     0.14     0.14     0.14     0.16
Aubergine                     0.21     0.21     0.23     0.25     0.30     0.36
Greenhouse aubergine          0.21     0.21     0.23     0.25     0.30     0.36
Carrot                        0.34     0.40     0.37     0.34     0.19     0.19
Cauliflower and broccoli      0.40     0.42     0.47     0.39     0.29     0.20
Celery                        0.44     0.31     0.32      n/a     0.30     0.31
Cherry tomato                 0.94     0.98     0.85     0.75     0.50     0.60
Cucumber                      0.15     0.15     0.15     0.15     0.25     0.35
Greenhouse cucumber           0.15     0.15     0.15     0.15     0.25     0.35
===============================================================================
                            May 21   May 14    May 7 April 30 April 23 April 16
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                            May 27   May 20   May 13    May 6 April 29 April 22
===============================================================================
Endive                        0.13     0.13     0.13     0.13     0.19     0.18
Fennel                        0.39     0.43     0.42     0.31     0.17     0.17
Garlic                        1.65     2.05     2.80     3.15      n/a      n/a
Green beans                   2.02     1.98     2.03     2.60      n/a      n/a
Lettuce                       0.24     0.23     0.22     0.25     0.34     0.32
Onion                         0.34     0.38     0.40     0.24     0.24     0.25
Pepper                        0.73     0.73     0.63     0.38     0.38     0.48
Greenhouse pepper             0.73     0.73     0.63     0.38     0.38     0.48
Potato                        0.29     0.29     0.29     0.28     0.28     0.28
New potatoes                  0.28     0.31     0.37     0.48     0.50     0.49
Radicchio                     0.47     0.62     0.68     0.89     0.94     1.03
Spinach                       0.16     0.23     0.23     0.26     0.43     0.43
Tomato                        0.94     0.98     0.85     0.75     0.50     0.60
Greenhouse tomato             0.45     0.51     0.67     0.58     0.42     0.47
Zucchini                      0.49     0.55     0.59     0.65     0.73      n/a
Greenhouse zucchini           0.31     0.26     0.26     0.26     0.32     0.44
===============================================================================
                            May 21   May 14    May 7 April 30 April 23 April 16
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                            May 27   May 20   May 13    May 6 April 29 April 22
===============================================================================
                             ---------------- Weekly % Change -----------------
Artichoke*                    0.0%   -21.4%     0.0%     0.0%   -12.5%   -11.1%
Aubergine                     0.0%    -8.7%    -8.0%   -16.7%   -16.7%   -18.2%
Greenhouse aubergine          0.0%    -8.7%    -8.0%   -16.7%   -16.7%   -18.2%
Carrot                      -15.0%     8.1%     8.8%    78.9%     0.0%   -13.6%
Cauliflower and broccoli     -4.8%   -10.6%    20.5%    34.5%    45.0%     0.0%
Celery                       41.9%    -3.1%      n/a      n/a    -3.2%    -8.8%
Cherry tomato                -4.1%    15.3%    13.3%    50.0%   -16.7%   -25.0%
Cucumber                      0.0%     0.0%     0.0%   -40.0%   -28.6%   -22.2%
Greenhouse cucumber           0.0%     0.0%     0.0%   -40.0%   -28.6%   -22.2%
Endive                        0.0%     0.0%     0.0%   -31.6%     5.6%     0.0%
Fennel                       -9.3%     2.4%    35.5%    82.4%     0.0%     0.0%
Garlic                      -19.5%   -26.8%   -11.1%      n/a      n/a      n/a
Green beans                   2.0%    -2.5%   -21.9%      n/a      n/a      n/a
Lettuce                       4.3%     4.5%   -12.0%   -26.5%     6.3%   -13.5%
Onion                       -10.5%    -5.0%    66.7%     0.0%    -4.0%    -3.8%
===============================================================================
                            May 21   May 14    May 7 April 30 April 23 April 16
                              to       to       to       to       to       to
                            May 27   May 20   May 13    May 6 April 29 April 22
===============================================================================
Pepper                        0.0%    15.9%    65.8%     0.0%   -20.8%   -25.0%
Greenhouse pepper             0.0%    15.9%    65.8%     0.0%   -20.8%   -25.0%
Potato                        0.0%     0.0%     3.6%     0.0%     0.0%     7.7%
New potatoes                 -9.7%   -16.2%   -22.9%    -4.0%     2.0%     2.1%
Radicchio                   -24.2%    -8.8%   -23.6%    -5.3%    -8.7%     9.6%
Spinach                     -30.4%     0.0%   -11.5%   -39.5%     0.0%   -21.8%
Tomato                       -4.1%    15.3%    13.3%    50.0%   -16.7%   -25.0%
Greenhouse tomato           -11.8%   -23.9%    15.5%    38.1%   -10.6%   -24.2%
Zucchini                    -10.9%    -6.8%    -9.2%   -11.0%      n/a      n/a
Greenhouse zucchini          19.2%     0.0%     0.0%   -18.8%   -27.3%     2.3%
===============================================================================
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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