Italy January Average Vegetables Prices

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

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                           Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                           2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                           ----------------- Euro per Kilo* -------------------
Artichoke*                 0.24    0.30    0.35    0.40     n/a     n/a     n/a
Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a    0.30    0.25    0.28    0.34
Greenhouse aubergine       0.95    0.83    0.80    0.83     n/a     n/a     n/a
Carrot                     0.13    0.13    0.14    0.12    0.11    0.26    0.27
Cauliflower and broccoli   0.27    0.30    0.36    0.50    0.48    0.60    0.54
Celery                     0.21    0.22    0.26    0.30    0.29    0.24    0.26
Cherry tomato              1.23    1.08    0.96    0.85    0.41    0.37    0.43
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a    0.21    0.29    0.18    0.19
Greenhouse cucumber        0.50    0.46    0.40    0.57     n/a     n/a     n/a
Endive                     0.23    0.27    0.29     n/a    0.46    0.31    0.28
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                           Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                           2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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Fennel                     0.26    0.29    0.31    0.36    0.34     n/a    0.56
Garlic                     2.27    2.22    2.41    2.36    2.48    3.15    3.38
Green beans                 n/a     n/a    1.58    1.26    1.11    1.02    0.74
Lettuce                    0.33    0.33    0.33    0.32    0.44    0.23    0.23
Onion                      0.23    0.22    0.22    0.23    0.19    0.21    0.55
Pepper                      n/a     n/a     n/a    0.37    0.40    0.47    0.49
Greenhouse pepper          0.74    0.57    0.42    0.60     n/a     n/a     n/a
Potato                     0.26    0.27    0.26    0.25    0.25    0.15    0.10
New potatoes               0.26    0.27    0.26    0.25    0.25    0.15    0.10
Radicchio                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.14
Spinach                    0.59    0.57    0.52    0.56     n/a     n/a     n/a
Tomato                      n/a     n/a     n/a    0.47    0.39    0.37    0.38
Greenhouse tomato          0.82    0.76    0.77    0.48    0.26    0.20    0.18
Zucchini                    n/a     n/a    0.62    0.51    0.32    0.34    0.33
Greenhouse zucchini        1.02    0.50    0.50    0.56     n/a     n/a     n/a
                          ----------------- Monthly % Change ------------------
Artichoke*               -20.0%  -14.3%  -12.5%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
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                           Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                           2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a   20.0%  -10.7%  -17.6%  -32.0%
Greenhouse aubergine      14.5%    3.7%   -3.6%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Carrot                     0.0%   -7.1%   16.7%    9.1%  -57.7%   -3.7%   -6.9%
Cauliflower and broccoli -10.0%  -16.7%  -28.0%    4.2%  -20.0%   11.1%   68.8%
Celery                    -4.5%  -15.4%  -13.3%    3.4%   20.8%   -7.7%  -29.7%
Cherry tomato             13.9%   12.5%   12.9%  107.3%   10.8%  -14.0%  -14.0%
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a  -27.6%   61.1%   -5.3%  -20.8%
Greenhouse cucumber        8.7%   15.0%  -29.8%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Endive                   -14.8%   -6.9%     n/a     n/a   48.4%   10.7%    7.7%
Fennel                   -10.3%   -6.5%  -13.9%    5.9%     n/a     n/a   21.7%
Garlic                     2.3%   -7.9%    2.1%   -4.8%  -21.3%   -6.8%   36.3%
Green beans                 n/a     n/a   25.4%   13.5%    8.8%   37.8%  -18.7%
Lettuce                    0.0%    0.0%    3.1%  -27.3%   91.3%    0.0%   15.0%
Onion                      4.5%    0.0%   -4.3%   21.1%   -9.5%  -61.8%   37.5%
Pepper                      n/a     n/a     n/a   -7.5%  -14.9%   -4.1%  -24.6%
Greenhouse pepper         29.8%   35.7%  -30.0%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Potato                    -3.7%    3.8%    4.0%    0.0%   66.7%   50.0%     n/a
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                           Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                           2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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New potatoes              -3.7%    3.8%    4.0%    0.0%   66.7%   50.0%     n/a
Radicchio                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -33.3%
Spinach                    3.5%    9.6%   -7.1%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Tomato                      n/a     n/a     n/a   20.5%    5.4%   -2.6%  -26.9%
Greenhouse tomato          7.9%   -1.3%   60.4%   84.6%   30.0%   11.1%   -5.3%
Zucchini                    n/a     n/a   21.6%   59.4%   -5.9%    3.0%  -10.8%
Greenhouse zucchini      104.0%    0.0%  -10.7%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
                         -------------------- YoY % Change --------------------
Artichoke*               -17.2%   -6.3%   16.7%    8.1%     n/a     n/a     n/a
Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a   57.9%   13.6%    0.0%  -10.5%
Greenhouse aubergine      58.3%    0.0%   12.7%   25.8%     n/a     n/a     n/a
Carrot                   -31.6%    0.0%   55.6%   33.3%   22.2%   -3.7%    0.0%
Cauliflower and broccoli -32.5%  -30.2%    9.1%   31.6%  -15.8%   -1.6%    3.8%
Celery                   -16.0%  -29.0%   -3.7%   -3.2%  -21.6%  -31.4%  -27.8%
Cherry tomato            -15.8%  -24.5%   10.3%   23.2%  -18.0%  -24.5%  -33.8%
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   11.5%  -37.9%  -32.1%
Kaki fruit               -36.7%  -45.9%   -9.1%  103.6%     n/a     n/a     n/a
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                           Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                           2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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Endive                   -28.1%  -10.0%   11.5%     n/a   48.4%  -11.4%  -17.6%
Fennel                   -29.1%  -30.6%  -15.4%  -15.7%   -6.4%   20.7%   58.7%
Garlic                      n/a     n/a   47.7%   46.5%   46.1%   -6.4%  -22.9%
Green beans              -26.7%  -32.7%    6.5%   14.3%   46.7%  -20.7%  -20.7%
Lettuce                  -41.0%  -35.3%  -33.3%  -17.9%  -24.0%  -19.2%   66.7%
Onion                       n/a     n/a     n/a    5.7%   -9.1%  -13.0%    0.0%
Pepper                   -14.9%  -39.4%  -32.3%   -7.7%     n/a     n/a     n/a
Greenhouse pepper        -29.7%  -25.0%  -23.5%  -21.9%  -19.4%  -37.5%     n/a
Potato                   -29.7%  -25.0%  -23.5%  -21.9%  -19.4%  -37.5%  -41.2%
New potatoes                n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -22.2%
Radicchio                -33.0%  -30.5%    6.1%   47.4%     n/a     n/a     n/a
Spinach                     n/a     n/a     n/a   56.7%    0.0%   -5.1%  -11.6%
Tomato                    22.4%  -10.6%   24.2%   14.3%    0.0%   -9.1%  -28.0%
Greenhouse tomato           n/a     n/a   24.0%   18.6%  -34.7%    0.0%    0.0%
Zucchini                  25.9%  -52.4%  -31.5%   16.7%     n/a     n/a     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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