Italy March Average Vegetables Prices

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.
                           2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                           ----------------- Euro per Kilo* -------------------
Artichoke*                 0.23    0.27    0.24    0.30    0.35    0.40     n/a
Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.30    0.25
Greenhouse aubergine       0.57    0.83    0.95    0.83    0.80    0.83     n/a
Carrot                     0.17    0.15    0.13    0.13    0.14    0.12    0.11
Cauliflower and broccoli   0.29    0.37    0.27    0.30    0.36    0.50    0.48
Celery                     0.19    0.24    0.21    0.22    0.26    0.30    0.29
Cherry tomato              0.83    1.13    1.23    1.08    0.96    0.85    0.41
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.21    0.29
Greenhouse cucumber        0.90    0.53    0.50    0.46    0.40    0.57     n/a
Endive                     0.28    0.31    0.23    0.27    0.29     n/a    0.46
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                          March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.
                           2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
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Fennel                     0.25    0.33    0.26    0.29    0.31    0.36    0.34
Garlic                      n/a    2.55    2.27    2.22    2.41    2.36    2.48
Green beans                 n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    1.58    1.26    1.11
Lettuce                    0.34    0.42    0.33    0.33    0.33    0.32    0.44
Onion                      0.33    0.24    0.23    0.22    0.22    0.23    0.19
Pepper                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.37    0.40
Greenhouse pepper          1.04    0.93    0.74    0.57    0.42    0.60     n/a
Potato                     0.27    0.27    0.26    0.27    0.26    0.25    0.25
New potatoes               0.27    0.27    0.26    0.27    0.26    0.25    0.25
Radicchio                  0.49     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Spinach                    0.64    0.74    0.59    0.57    0.52    0.56     n/a
Tomato                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.47    0.39
Greenhouse tomato          0.64    0.79    0.82    0.76    0.77    0.48    0.26
Zucchini                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.62    0.51    0.32
Greenhouse zucchini        0.60    1.14    1.02    0.50    0.50    0.56     n/a
                          ----------------- Monthly % Change ------------------
Artichoke*               -14.8%   12.5%  -20.0%  -14.3%  -12.5%     n/a     n/a
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                          March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.
                           2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
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Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   20.0%  -10.7%
Greenhouse aubergine     -31.3%  -12.6%   14.5%    3.7%   -3.6%     n/a     n/a
Carrot                    13.3%   15.4%    0.0%   -7.1%   16.7%    9.1%  -57.7%
Cauliflower and broccoli -21.6%   37.0%  -10.0%  -16.7%  -28.0%    4.2%  -20.0%
Celery                   -20.8%   14.3%   -4.5%  -15.4%  -13.3%    3.4%   20.8%
Cherry tomato            -26.5%   -8.1%   13.9%   12.5%   12.9%  107.3%   10.8%
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -27.6%   61.1%
Greenhouse cucumber       69.8%    6.0%    8.7%   15.0%  -29.8%     n/a     n/a
Endive                    -9.7%   34.8%  -14.8%   -6.9%     n/a     n/a   48.4%
Fennel                   -24.2%   26.9%  -10.3%   -6.5%  -13.9%    5.9%     n/a
Garlic                      n/a   12.3%    2.3%   -7.9%    2.1%   -4.8%  -21.3%
Green beans                 n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   25.4%   13.5%    8.8%
Lettuce                  -19.0%   27.3%    0.0%    0.0%    3.1%  -27.3%   91.3%
Onion                     37.5%    4.3%    4.5%    0.0%   -4.3%   21.1%   -9.5%
Pepper                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   -7.5%  -14.9%
Greenhouse pepper         11.8%   25.7%   29.8%   35.7%  -30.0%     n/a     n/a
Potato                     0.0%    3.8%   -3.7%    3.8%    4.0%    0.0%   66.7%
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                          March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.
                           2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
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New potatoes               0.0%    3.8%   -3.7%    3.8%    4.0%    0.0%   66.7%
Spinach                  -13.5%   25.4%    3.5%    9.6%   -7.1%     n/a     n/a
Tomato                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   20.5%    5.4%
Greenhouse tomato        -19.0%   -3.7%    7.9%   -1.3%   60.4%   84.6%   30.0%
Zucchini                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   21.6%   59.4%   -5.9%
Greenhouse zucchini      -47.4%   11.8%  104.0%    0.0%  -10.7%     n/a     n/a
                         -------------------- YoY % Change --------------------
Artichoke*                 9.5%    3.8%  -17.2%   -6.3%   16.7%    8.1%     n/a
Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   57.9%   13.6%
Greenhouse aubergine     -10.9%   -6.7%   58.3%    0.0%   12.7%   25.8%     n/a
Carrot                   -32.0%   -6.3%  -31.6%    0.0%   55.6%   33.3%   22.2%
Cauliflower and broccoli -12.1%   12.1%  -32.5%  -30.2%    9.1%   31.6%  -15.8%
Celery                   -20.8%    4.3%  -16.0%  -29.0%   -3.7%   -3.2%  -21.6%
Cherry tomato            -36.6%  -34.7%  -15.8%  -24.5%   10.3%   23.2%  -18.0%
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   11.5%
Kaki fruit                38.5%  -38.4%  -36.7%  -45.9%   -9.1%  103.6%     n/a
Endive                    21.7%   14.8%  -28.1%  -10.0%   11.5%     n/a   48.4%
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                          March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.
                           2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
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Fennel                      n/a  -21.8%  -29.1%  -30.6%  -15.4%  -15.7%   -6.4%
Garlic                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   47.7%   46.5%   46.1%
Green beans               13.3%   31.3%  -26.7%  -32.7%    6.5%   14.3%   46.7%
Lettuce                  -23.3%  -45.5%  -41.0%  -35.3%  -33.3%  -17.9%  -24.0%
Onion                       n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    5.7%   -9.1%
Pepper                     4.0%   -5.1%  -14.9%  -39.4%  -32.3%   -7.7%     n/a
Greenhouse pepper        -32.5%  -30.8%  -29.7%  -25.0%  -23.5%  -21.9%  -19.4%
Potato                   -32.5%  -30.8%  -29.7%  -25.0%  -23.5%  -21.9%  -19.4%
New potatoes             -14.0%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Radicchio                  4.9%   -3.9%  -33.0%  -30.5%    6.1%   47.4%     n/a
Spinach                     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   56.7%    0.0%
Tomato                    14.3%    6.8%   22.4%  -10.6%   24.2%   14.3%    0.0%
Greenhouse tomato           n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   24.0%   18.6%  -34.7%
Zucchini                   5.3%   52.0%   25.9%  -52.4%  -31.5%   16.7%     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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