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Italy May Average Vegetables Prices

June 12, 2012

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

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                            May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                           2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2011
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                           ----------------- Euro per Kilo* -------------------
Artichoke*                 0.13    0.17    0.23    0.27    0.24    0.30    0.35
Greenhouse aubergine       0.22    0.41    0.57    0.83    0.95    0.83    0.80
Carrot                     0.37    0.20    0.17    0.15    0.13    0.13    0.14
Cauliflower and broccoli   0.41    0.24    0.29    0.37    0.27    0.30    0.36
Celery                     0.36    0.32    0.19    0.24    0.21    0.22    0.26
Cherry tomato              0.91    0.71    0.83    1.13    1.23    1.08    0.96
Cucumber                   0.43     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Greenhouse cucumber        0.15    0.41    0.90    0.53    0.50    0.46    0.40
Endive                     0.13    0.18    0.28    0.31    0.23    0.27    0.29
Fennel                     0.38    0.17    0.25    0.33    0.26    0.29    0.31
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                            May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                           2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2011
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Garlic                     2.26     n/a     n/a    2.55    2.27    2.22    2.41
Green beans                1.98     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    1.58
Lettuce                    0.23    0.33    0.34    0.42    0.33    0.33    0.33
Onion                      0.35    0.26    0.33    0.24    0.23    0.22    0.22
Greenhouse pepper          0.63    0.55    1.04    0.93    0.74    0.57    0.42
Potato                     0.28    0.27    0.27    0.27    0.26    0.27    0.26
New potatoes               0.28    0.27    0.27    0.27    0.26    0.27    0.26
Radicchio                  0.31    0.49    0.49     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Spinach                    0.23    0.51    0.64    0.74    0.59    0.57    0.52
Greenhouse tomato          0.51    0.55    0.64    0.79    0.82    0.76    0.77
Zucchini                   0.54    0.73     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.62
Greenhouse zucchini        0.27    0.42    0.60    1.14    1.02    0.50    0.50
                          ----------------- Monthly % Change ------------------
Artichoke*               -23.5%  -26.1%  -14.8%   12.5%  -20.0%  -14.3%  -12.5%
Greenhouse aubergine     -46.3%  -28.1%  -31.3%  -12.6%   14.5%    3.7%   -3.6%
Carrot                    85.0%   17.6%   13.3%   15.4%    0.0%   -7.1%   16.7%
Cauliflower and broccoli  70.8%  -17.2%  -21.6%   37.0%  -10.0%  -16.7%  -28.0%
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                            May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                           2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2011
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Celery                    12.5%   68.4%  -20.8%   14.3%   -4.5%  -15.4%  -13.3%
Cherry tomato             28.2%  -14.5%  -26.5%   -8.1%   13.9%   12.5%   12.9%
Greenhouse cucumber      -63.4%  -54.4%   69.8%    6.0%    8.7%   15.0%  -29.8%
Endive                   -27.8%  -35.7%   -9.7%   34.8%  -14.8%   -6.9%     n/a
Fennel                   123.5%  -32.0%  -24.2%   26.9%  -10.3%   -6.5%  -13.9%
Garlic                      n/a     n/a     n/a   12.3%    2.3%   -7.9%    2.1%
Green beans                 n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   25.4%
Lettuce                  -30.3%   -2.9%  -19.0%   27.3%    0.0%    0.0%    3.1%
Onion                     34.6%  -21.2%   37.5%    4.3%    4.5%    0.0%   -4.3%
Greenhouse pepper         14.5%  -47.1%   11.8%   25.7%   29.8%   35.7%  -30.0%
Potato                     3.7%    0.0%    0.0%    3.8%   -3.7%    3.8%    4.0%
New potatoes               3.7%    0.0%    0.0%    3.8%   -3.7%    3.8%    4.0%
Radicchio                -36.7%    0.0%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Spinach                  -54.9%  -20.3%  -13.5%   25.4%    3.5%    9.6%   -7.1%
Greenhouse tomato         -7.3%  -14.1%  -19.0%   -3.7%    7.9%   -1.3%   60.4%
Zucchini                 -26.0%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   21.6%
Greenhouse zucchini      -35.7%  -30.0%  -47.4%   11.8%  104.0%    0.0%  -10.7%
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                            May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                           2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2011
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                         -------------------- YoY % Change --------------------
Artichoke*                -7.1%    6.3%    9.5%    3.8%  -17.2%   -6.3%   16.7%
Greenhouse aubergine       4.8%   57.7%  -10.9%   -6.7%   58.3%    0.0%   12.7%
Carrot                    -2.6%  -25.9%  -32.0%   -6.3%  -31.6%    0.0%   55.6%
Cauliflower and broccoli -37.9%  -31.4%  -12.1%   12.1%  -32.5%  -30.2%    9.1%
Celery                   -18.2%  -20.0%  -20.8%    4.3%  -16.0%  -29.0%   -3.7%
Cherry tomato             85.7%  -34.3%  -36.6%  -34.7%  -15.8%  -24.5%   10.3%
Kaki fruit               -28.6%  -36.9%   38.5%  -38.4%  -36.7%  -45.9%   -9.1%
Endive                    -7.1%  -10.0%   21.7%   14.8%  -28.1%  -10.0%   11.5%
Fennel                   -17.5%     n/a     n/a  -21.8%  -29.1%  -30.6%  -15.4%
Garlic                     2.1%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   47.7%
Green beans                0.0%   17.9%   13.3%   31.3%  -26.7%  -32.7%    6.5%
Lettuce                   29.6%  -13.3%  -23.3%  -45.5%  -41.0%  -35.3%  -33.3%
Pepper                   -19.2%  -54.5%    4.0%   -5.1%  -14.9%  -39.4%  -32.3%
Greenhouse pepper        -30.0%  -32.5%  -32.5%  -30.8%  -29.7%  -25.0%  -23.5%
Potato                   -30.0%  -32.5%  -32.5%  -30.8%  -29.7%  -25.0%  -23.5%
New potatoes             -11.4%    0.0%  -14.0%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
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                            May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                           2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2011
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Radicchio                -30.3%    4.1%    4.9%   -3.9%  -33.0%  -30.5%    6.1%
Tomato                    50.0%   17.0%   14.3%    6.8%   22.4%  -10.6%   24.2%
Greenhouse tomato         -6.9%   -6.4%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   24.0%
Zucchini                   0.0%   40.0%    5.3%   52.0%   25.9%  -52.4%  -31.5%
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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