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Italy March Average Fruit Prices

Following is a summary of the March average fruit 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.
                           2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                           ------------------ Euro per Kilo -------------------
Almond                     1.07    1.07    1.07    1.07    1.07    1.07    1.15
Peeled Almond              2.33    2.28    2.28    2.25    2.19    2.15    2.49
Apple                      0.56    0.56    0.55    0.54    0.53    0.51    0.54
Cantaloupe                  n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.24
Clementine                  n/a    0.27    0.30    0.30    0.31    0.32     n/a
Grapes                      n/a     n/a     n/a    0.53    0.59    0.43    0.46
Hazelnut                   2.84    2.82    2.74    2.59    2.48    2.29    2.16
Kaki fruit                  n/a     n/a     n/a    0.41    0.54    0.67     n/a
Kiwi fruit                 0.76    0.76    0.75    0.72    0.61    0.47     n/a
Lemon                      0.31    0.35    0.37    0.39    0.42    0.41    0.36
===============================================================================
                          March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.
                           2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
===============================================================================
Mandarin                   0.32    0.32    0.31    0.32    0.30     n/a     n/a
Nectarine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.35
Orange                     0.23    0.23    0.22    0.26    0.28    0.29     n/a
Peach                       n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.35
Pear                       0.55    0.55    0.56    0.58    0.59    0.61    0.54
Plum                        n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.55
Walnut                     3.10    3.10    3.00    2.78    2.65    2.29    1.80
Watermelon                  n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.24
                          ----------------- Monthly % Change ------------------
Almond                     0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%   -7.0%  -10.2%
Peeled Almond              2.2%    0.0%    1.3%    2.7%    1.9%  -13.7%  -19.4%
Apple                      0.0%    1.8%    1.9%    1.9%    3.9%   -5.6%    1.9%
Cantaloupe                  n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  100.0%
Clementine                  n/a  -10.0%    0.0%   -3.2%   -3.1%     n/a     n/a
Grapes                      n/a     n/a     n/a  -10.2%   37.2%   -6.5%  -16.4%
Hazelnut                   0.7%    2.9%    5.8%    4.4%    8.3%    6.0%    3.3%
Kaki fruit                  n/a     n/a     n/a  -24.1%  -19.4%     n/a     n/a
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                          March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.
                           2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
===============================================================================
Kiwi fruit                 0.0%    1.3%    4.2%   18.0%   29.8%     n/a     n/a
Lemon                    -11.4%   -5.4%   -5.1%   -7.1%    2.4%   13.9%    9.1%
Mandarin                   0.0%    3.2%   -3.1%    6.7%     n/a     n/a     n/a
Nectarine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   20.7%
Orange                     0.0%    4.5%  -15.4%   -7.1%   -3.4%     n/a     n/a
Peach                       n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   12.9%
Pear                       0.0%   -1.8%   -3.4%   -1.7%   -3.3%   13.0%   20.0%
Plum                        n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   27.9%
Walnut                     0.0%    3.3%    7.9%    4.9%   15.7%   27.2%     n/a
Watermelon                  n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  100.0%
                         -------------------- YoY % Change --------------------
Almond                   -16.4%  -16.4%  -16.4%  -16.4%  -15.1%  -16.4%    3.6%
Peeled Almond            -26.0%  -27.6%  -27.6%  -28.6%  -29.1%  -30.4%  -10.8%
Apple                    -11.1%   -8.2%   -6.8%   -5.3%   -5.4%   -7.3%    1.9%
Clementine                  n/a   -3.6%    0.0%    3.4%  -13.9%  -39.6%     n/a
Grapes                      n/a     n/a     n/a   32.5%   96.7%   16.2%   -2.1%
Hazelnut                  39.2%   38.9%   37.7%   32.1%   28.5%   25.1%    8.5%
===============================================================================
                          March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.
                           2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
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Kaki fruit                  n/a     n/a     n/a  -12.8%  -10.0%    0.0%     n/a
Kiwi fruit               -10.6%  -11.6%  -11.8%  -21.7%  -20.8%  -26.6%     n/a
Lemon                      6.9%   20.7%    8.8%   11.4%    5.0%  -28.1%  -41.0%
Mandarin                   3.2%   -3.0%    0.0%  -13.5%     n/a     n/a     n/a
Nectarine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -23.9%
Orange                   -11.5%   -4.2%   -4.3%    0.0%   -3.4%    0.0%     n/a
Peach                       n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -14.6%
Pear                     -39.6%  -42.1%  -42.3%  -38.9%  -35.2%  -28.2%  -27.0%
Plum                        n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    1.9%
Walnut                    14.8%   14.8%   16.3%    2.6%    8.6%    9.0%  -21.7%
===============================================================================
NOTE: Monthly and annual percentage change calculated by Bloomberg.

SOURCE: ISMEA - Istituto di Servizi per il Mercato Agricolo Alimentare

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