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Italy February Average Vegetables Prices

March 6 (Bloomberg) -- Following is a summary of the February average vegetables producer prices from the Istituto di Servizi per il Mercato Agricolo Alimentare in Rome:

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                           Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.
                           2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                           ----------------- Euro per Kilo* -------------------
Artichoke*                 0.27    0.24    0.30    0.35    0.40     n/a     n/a
Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.30    0.25    0.28
Greenhouse aubergine       0.83    0.95    0.83    0.80    0.83     n/a     n/a
Carrot                     0.15    0.13    0.13    0.14    0.12    0.11    0.26
Cauliflower and broccoli   0.37    0.27    0.30    0.36    0.50    0.48    0.60
Celery                     0.24    0.21    0.22    0.26    0.30    0.29    0.24
Cherry tomato              1.13    1.23    1.08    0.96    0.85    0.41    0.37
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.21    0.29    0.18
Greenhouse cucumber        0.53    0.50    0.46    0.40    0.57     n/a     n/a
Endive                     0.31    0.23    0.27    0.29     n/a    0.46    0.31
===============================================================================
                           Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.
                           2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
===============================================================================
Fennel                     0.33    0.26    0.29    0.31    0.36    0.34     n/a
Garlic                     2.55    2.27    2.22    2.41    2.36    2.48    3.15
Green beans                 n/a     n/a     n/a    1.58    1.26    1.11    1.02
Lettuce                    0.42    0.33    0.33    0.33    0.32    0.44    0.23
Onion                      0.24    0.23    0.22    0.22    0.23    0.19    0.21
Pepper                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.37    0.40    0.47
Greenhouse pepper          0.93    0.74    0.57    0.42    0.60     n/a     n/a
Potato                     0.27    0.26    0.27    0.26    0.25    0.25    0.15
New potatoes               0.27    0.26    0.27    0.26    0.25    0.25    0.15
Spinach                    0.74    0.59    0.57    0.52    0.56     n/a     n/a
Tomato                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.47    0.39    0.37
Greenhouse tomato          0.79    0.82    0.76    0.77    0.48    0.26    0.20
Zucchini                    n/a     n/a     n/a    0.62    0.51    0.32    0.34
Greenhouse zucchini        1.14    1.02    0.50    0.50    0.56     n/a     n/a
                          ----------------- Monthly % Change ------------------
Artichoke*                12.5%  -20.0%  -14.3%  -12.5%     n/a     n/a     n/a
Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   20.0%  -10.7%  -17.6%
===============================================================================
                           Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.
                           2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
===============================================================================
Greenhouse aubergine     -12.6%   14.5%    3.7%   -3.6%     n/a     n/a     n/a
Carrot                    15.4%    0.0%   -7.1%   16.7%    9.1%  -57.7%   -3.7%
Cauliflower and broccoli  37.0%  -10.0%  -16.7%  -28.0%    4.2%  -20.0%   11.1%
Celery                    14.3%   -4.5%  -15.4%  -13.3%    3.4%   20.8%   -7.7%
Cherry tomato             -8.1%   13.9%   12.5%   12.9%  107.3%   10.8%  -14.0%
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -27.6%   61.1%   -5.3%
Greenhouse cucumber        6.0%    8.7%   15.0%  -29.8%     n/a     n/a     n/a
Endive                    34.8%  -14.8%   -6.9%     n/a     n/a   48.4%   10.7%
Fennel                    26.9%  -10.3%   -6.5%  -13.9%    5.9%     n/a     n/a
Garlic                    12.3%    2.3%   -7.9%    2.1%   -4.8%  -21.3%   -6.8%
Green beans                 n/a     n/a     n/a   25.4%   13.5%    8.8%   37.8%
Lettuce                   27.3%    0.0%    0.0%    3.1%  -27.3%   91.3%    0.0%
Onion                      4.3%    4.5%    0.0%   -4.3%   21.1%   -9.5%  -61.8%
Pepper                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   -7.5%  -14.9%   -4.1%
Greenhouse pepper         25.7%   29.8%   35.7%  -30.0%     n/a     n/a     n/a
Potato                     3.8%   -3.7%    3.8%    4.0%    0.0%   66.7%   50.0%
New potatoes               3.8%   -3.7%    3.8%    4.0%    0.0%   66.7%   50.0%
===============================================================================
                           Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.
                           2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
===============================================================================
Spinach                   25.4%    3.5%    9.6%   -7.1%     n/a     n/a     n/a
Tomato                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   20.5%    5.4%   -2.6%
Greenhouse tomato         -3.7%    7.9%   -1.3%   60.4%   84.6%   30.0%   11.1%
Zucchini                    n/a     n/a     n/a   21.6%   59.4%   -5.9%    3.0%
Greenhouse zucchini       11.8%  104.0%    0.0%  -10.7%     n/a     n/a     n/a
                         -------------------- YoY % Change --------------------
Artichoke*                 3.8%  -17.2%   -6.3%   16.7%    8.1%     n/a     n/a
Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   57.9%   13.6%    0.0%
Greenhouse aubergine      -6.7%   58.3%    0.0%   12.7%   25.8%     n/a     n/a
Carrot                    -6.3%  -31.6%    0.0%   55.6%   33.3%   22.2%   -3.7%
Cauliflower and broccoli  12.1%  -32.5%  -30.2%    9.1%   31.6%  -15.8%   -1.6%
Celery                     4.3%  -16.0%  -29.0%   -3.7%   -3.2%  -21.6%  -31.4%
Cherry tomato            -34.7%  -15.8%  -24.5%   10.3%   23.2%  -18.0%  -24.5%
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   11.5%  -37.9%
Kaki fruit               -38.4%  -36.7%  -45.9%   -9.1%  103.6%     n/a     n/a
Endive                    14.8%  -28.1%  -10.0%   11.5%     n/a   48.4%  -11.4%
Fennel                   -21.8%  -29.1%  -30.6%  -15.4%  -15.7%   -6.4%   20.7%
===============================================================================
                           Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.
                           2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
===============================================================================
Garlic                      n/a     n/a     n/a   47.7%   46.5%   46.1%   -6.4%
Green beans               31.3%  -26.7%  -32.7%    6.5%   14.3%   46.7%  -20.7%
Lettuce                  -45.5%  -41.0%  -35.3%  -33.3%  -17.9%  -24.0%  -19.2%
Onion                       n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    5.7%   -9.1%  -13.0%
Pepper                    -5.1%  -14.9%  -39.4%  -32.3%   -7.7%     n/a     n/a
Greenhouse pepper        -30.8%  -29.7%  -25.0%  -23.5%  -21.9%  -19.4%  -37.5%
Potato                   -30.8%  -29.7%  -25.0%  -23.5%  -21.9%  -19.4%  -37.5%
Radicchio                 -3.9%  -33.0%  -30.5%    6.1%   47.4%     n/a     n/a
Spinach                     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   56.7%    0.0%   -5.1%
Tomato                     6.8%   22.4%  -10.6%   24.2%   14.3%    0.0%   -9.1%
Greenhouse tomato           n/a     n/a     n/a   24.0%   18.6%  -34.7%    0.0%
Zucchini                  52.0%   25.9%  -52.4%  -31.5%   16.7%     n/a     n/a
Greenhouse zucchini        0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%
===============================================================================
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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