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Italy March Average Vegetables Prices

April 09, 2013

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

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                          March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.
                           2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2012
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                           ----------------- Euro per Kilo* -------------------
Artichoke*                 0.33    0.38    0.39    0.40    0.31    0.41     n/a
Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.25    0.28
Greenhouse aubergine       0.76    0.95    0.87    1.08    0.55    0.52     n/a
Carrot                     0.30    0.25    0.20    0.19    0.21    0.20    0.22
Cauliflower and broccoli   0.34    0.41    0.50    0.56    0.33    0.44    0.60
Celery                     0.16    0.20    0.23    0.29    0.24    0.35    0.49
Cherry tomato              1.14    0.97    0.88    0.88    0.76    0.80    0.68
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.24    0.39
Greenhouse cucumber        0.54    0.70    0.70    0.82    0.25    0.24     n/a
Endive                     0.29    0.33    0.38    0.34    0.28    0.18    0.59
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                          March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.
                           2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2012
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Fennel                     0.31    0.36    0.35    0.30    0.30    0.50     n/a
Garlic                      n/a    1.59    1.52    1.68    1.73    1.90    1.92
Green beans                 n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.58    0.63    1.13
Lettuce                    0.41    0.48    0.49    0.46    0.33    0.36    0.52
Onion                      0.56    0.40    0.35    0.33    0.32    0.32    0.25
Pepper                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.33    0.40
Greenhouse pepper          1.13    0.87    0.77    0.81    0.51    0.56     n/a
Potato                     0.39    0.36    0.34    0.34    0.31    0.29    0.28
New potatoes               0.39    0.36    0.34    0.34    0.31    0.29    0.28
Radicchio                  0.59     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Spinach                    0.99    1.04    0.84    0.68    0.52    0.71     n/a
Tomato                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.53    0.51
Greenhouse tomato          0.80    0.73    0.70    0.65    0.46    0.39    0.23
Zucchini                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.61    0.53    0.56
Greenhouse zucchini        0.81    1.11    1.13    1.37    0.64    0.41     n/a
                          ----------------- Monthly % Change ------------------
Artichoke*               -13.2%   -2.6%   -2.5%   29.0%  -24.4%     n/a     n/a
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                          March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.
                           2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2012
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Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -10.7%    7.7%
Greenhouse aubergine     -20.0%    9.2%  -19.4%   96.4%    5.8%     n/a     n/a
Carrot                    20.0%   25.0%    5.3%   -9.5%    5.0%   -9.1%  -38.9%
Cauliflower and broccoli -17.1%  -18.0%  -10.7%   69.7%  -25.0%  -26.7%   50.0%
Celery                   -20.0%  -13.0%  -20.7%   20.8%  -31.4%  -28.6%    6.5%
Cherry tomato             17.5%   10.2%    0.0%   15.8%   -5.0%   17.6%   17.2%
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -38.5%   62.5%
Greenhouse cucumber      -22.9%    0.0%  -14.6%  228.0%    4.2%     n/a     n/a
Endive                   -12.1%  -13.2%   11.8%   21.4%   55.6%  -69.5%   31.1%
Fennel                   -13.9%    2.9%   16.7%    0.0%  -40.0%     n/a     n/a
Garlic                      n/a    4.6%   -9.5%   -2.9%   -8.9%   -1.0%   -1.0%
Green beans                 n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   -7.9%  -44.2%   -3.4%
Lettuce                  -14.6%   -2.0%    6.5%   39.4%   -8.3%  -30.8%   26.8%
Onion                     40.0%   14.3%    6.1%    3.1%    0.0%   28.0%    8.7%
Pepper                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -17.5%  -13.0%
Greenhouse pepper         29.9%   13.0%   -4.9%   58.8%   -8.9%     n/a     n/a
Potato                     8.3%    5.9%    0.0%    9.7%    6.9%    3.6%   40.0%
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                          March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.
                           2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2012
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New potatoes               8.3%    5.9%    0.0%    9.7%    6.9%    3.6%   40.0%
Spinach                   -4.8%   23.8%   23.5%   30.8%  -26.8%     n/a     n/a
Tomato                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    3.9%   13.3%
Greenhouse tomato          9.6%    4.3%    7.7%   41.3%   17.9%   69.6%   -4.2%
Zucchini                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   15.1%   -5.4%  100.0%
Greenhouse zucchini      -27.0%   -1.8%  -17.5%  114.1%   56.1%     n/a     n/a
                         -------------------- YoY % Change --------------------
Artichoke*                43.5%   40.7%   62.5%   33.3%  -11.4%    2.5%     n/a
Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -16.7%   12.0%
Greenhouse aubergine      33.3%   14.5%   -8.4%   30.1%  -31.3%  -37.3%     n/a
Carrot                    76.5%   66.7%   53.8%   46.2%   50.0%   66.7%  100.0%
Cauliflower and broccoli  17.2%   10.8%   85.2%   86.7%   -8.3%  -12.0%   25.0%
Celery                   -15.8%  -16.7%    9.5%   31.8%   -7.7%   16.7%   69.0%
Cherry tomato             37.3%  -14.2%  -28.5%  -18.5%  -20.8%   -5.9%   65.9%
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   14.3%   34.5%
Kaki fruit               -40.0%   32.1%   40.0%   78.3%  -37.5%  -57.9%     n/a
Endive                     3.6%    6.5%   65.2%   25.9%   -3.4%     n/a   28.3%
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                          March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.
                           2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2012
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Fennel                      n/a  -37.6%  -33.0%  -24.3%  -28.2%  -19.5%  -22.6%
Garlic                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -63.3%  -50.0%    1.8%
Green beans               20.6%   14.3%   48.5%   39.4%    0.0%   12.5%   18.2%
Lettuce                   69.7%   66.7%   52.2%   50.0%   45.5%   39.1%   31.6%
Onion                       n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -10.8%    0.0%
Pepper                     8.7%   -6.5%    4.1%   42.1%   21.4%   -6.7%     n/a
Greenhouse pepper         44.4%   33.3%   30.8%   25.9%   19.2%   16.0%   12.0%
Potato                    44.4%   33.3%   30.8%   25.9%   19.2%   16.0%   12.0%
New potatoes              20.4%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Radicchio                 54.7%   40.5%   42.4%   19.3%    0.0%   26.8%     n/a
Spinach                     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   12.8%   30.8%
Tomato                    25.0%   -7.6%  -14.6%  -14.5%  -40.3%  -18.8%  -11.5%
Greenhouse tomato           n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   -1.6%    3.9%   75.0%
Zucchini                  35.0%   -2.6%   10.8%  174.0%   28.0%  -26.8%     n/a
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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