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First semester 2013

Italy: FruitImprese report positive export values

According to the latest data from FruitImprese, the flux of fruit and vegetable imports in the first semester of 2013 was higher than that of exports.

In the first six months of the year, Italy imported around 1.85 million tons of produce (+6.4%) and exported 1.72 (-12.9%). Despite the decrease of exported volumes, the result was positive nonetheless (+8.9%). The balance is of around €343 million, a 12.9% drop with respect to the same period in 2012.

Exports of vegetables (-4.4%), citrus fruit (-0.1%) and fresh fruit (-21.5%) have diminished, only dried fruit was on the rise (+10.1%).

In terms of value, the sign was positive for all sectors: vegetables +12%, citrus fruit +32%, fresh fruit +4.2% and dried fruit +6.1%. Overall, the value of exports almost reached €2 billion. 

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As regards imports, Italy bought abroad produce for a total value of €1.64 billion (+14.9%).

As regards single sectors, there was an increase in the volumes of vegetables (+5.7%), citrus fruit (+10.9%), fresh fruit (+9.1%) and tropical fruit (+6.1%). Only dried fruit countertrended (-7.2%).

A positive sign for all sectors value-wise.

Associazione Imprese Ortofrutticole
Via Sabotino 46
00195 Roma
Tel.: (+39) 06 37515147
Fax: (+39) 06 3723659

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