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

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                          April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.
                           2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2012
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                           ----------------- Euro per Kilo* -------------------
Artichoke*                 0.19    0.33    0.38    0.39    0.40    0.31    0.41
Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.25
Greenhouse aubergine       0.45    0.76    0.95    0.87    1.08    0.55    0.52
Carrot                     0.33    0.30    0.25    0.20    0.19    0.21    0.20
Cauliflower and broccoli   0.37    0.34    0.41    0.50    0.56    0.33    0.44
Celery                     0.13    0.16    0.20    0.23    0.29    0.24    0.35
Cherry tomato              0.98    1.14    0.97    0.88    0.88    0.76    0.80
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.24
Greenhouse cucumber        0.28    0.54    0.70    0.70    0.82    0.25    0.24
Endive                     0.24    0.29    0.33    0.38    0.34    0.28    0.18
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                          April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.
                           2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2012
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Fennel                     0.26    0.31    0.36    0.35    0.30    0.30    0.50
Garlic                      n/a     n/a    1.59    1.52    1.68    1.73    1.90
Green beans                 n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.58    0.63
Lettuce                    0.38    0.41    0.48    0.49    0.46    0.33    0.36
Onion                      0.46    0.56    0.40    0.35    0.33    0.32    0.32
Pepper                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.33
Greenhouse pepper          0.83    1.13    0.87    0.77    0.81    0.51    0.56
Potato                     0.40    0.39    0.36    0.34    0.34    0.31    0.29
New potatoes               0.40    0.39    0.36    0.34    0.34    0.31    0.29
Radicchio                  0.57    0.59     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Spinach                    0.71    0.99    1.04    0.84    0.68    0.52    0.71
Tomato                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.53
Greenhouse tomato          0.63    0.80    0.73    0.70    0.65    0.46    0.39
Zucchini                   0.78     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.61    0.53
Greenhouse zucchini        0.37    0.81    1.11    1.13    1.37    0.64    0.41
                          ----------------- Monthly % Change ------------------
Artichoke*               -42.4%  -13.2%   -2.6%   -2.5%   29.0%  -24.4%     n/a
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                          April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.
                           2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2012
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Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -10.7%
Greenhouse aubergine     -40.8%  -20.0%    9.2%  -19.4%   96.4%    5.8%     n/a
Carrot                    10.0%   20.0%   25.0%    5.3%   -9.5%    5.0%   -9.1%
Cauliflower and broccoli   8.8%  -17.1%  -18.0%  -10.7%   69.7%  -25.0%  -26.7%
Celery                   -18.8%  -20.0%  -13.0%  -20.7%   20.8%  -31.4%  -28.6%
Cherry tomato            -14.0%   17.5%   10.2%    0.0%   15.8%   -5.0%   17.6%
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -38.5%
Greenhouse cucumber      -48.1%  -22.9%    0.0%  -14.6%  228.0%    4.2%     n/a
Endive                   -17.2%  -12.1%  -13.2%   11.8%   21.4%   55.6%  -69.5%
Fennel                   -16.1%  -13.9%    2.9%   16.7%    0.0%  -40.0%     n/a
Garlic                      n/a     n/a    4.6%   -9.5%   -2.9%   -8.9%   -1.0%
Green beans                 n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   -7.9%  -44.2%
Lettuce                   -7.3%  -14.6%   -2.0%    6.5%   39.4%   -8.3%  -30.8%
Onion                    -17.9%   40.0%   14.3%    6.1%    3.1%    0.0%   28.0%
Pepper                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -17.5%
Greenhouse pepper        -26.5%   29.9%   13.0%   -4.9%   58.8%   -8.9%     n/a
Potato                     2.6%    8.3%    5.9%    0.0%    9.7%    6.9%    3.6%
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                          April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.
                           2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2012
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New potatoes               2.6%    8.3%    5.9%    0.0%    9.7%    6.9%    3.6%
Radicchio                 -3.4%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Spinach                  -28.3%   -4.8%   23.8%   23.5%   30.8%  -26.8%     n/a
Tomato                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    3.9%
Greenhouse tomato        -21.3%    9.6%    4.3%    7.7%   41.3%   17.9%   69.6%
Zucchini                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   15.1%   -5.4%
Greenhouse zucchini      -54.3%  -27.0%   -1.8%  -17.5%  114.1%   56.1%     n/a
                         -------------------- YoY % Change --------------------
Artichoke*                11.8%   43.5%   40.7%   62.5%   33.3%  -11.4%    2.5%
Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -16.7%
Greenhouse aubergine       9.8%   33.3%   14.5%   -8.4%   30.1%  -31.3%  -37.3%
Carrot                    65.0%   76.5%   66.7%   53.8%   46.2%   50.0%   66.7%
Cauliflower and broccoli  54.2%   17.2%   10.8%   85.2%   86.7%   -8.3%  -12.0%
Celery                   -59.4%  -15.8%  -16.7%    9.5%   31.8%   -7.7%   16.7%
Cherry tomato             38.0%   37.3%  -14.2%  -28.5%  -18.5%  -20.8%   -5.9%
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   14.3%
Kaki fruit               -31.7%  -40.0%   32.1%   40.0%   78.3%  -37.5%  -57.9%
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                          April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.
                           2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2012
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Endive                    33.3%    3.6%    6.5%   65.2%   25.9%   -3.4%     n/a
Fennel                      n/a     n/a  -37.6%  -33.0%  -24.3%  -28.2%  -19.5%
Garlic                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -63.3%  -50.0%
Green beans               15.2%   20.6%   14.3%   48.5%   39.4%    0.0%   12.5%
Lettuce                   76.9%   69.7%   66.7%   52.2%   50.0%   45.5%   39.1%
Onion                       n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -10.8%
Pepper                    50.9%    8.7%   -6.5%    4.1%   42.1%   21.4%   -6.7%
Greenhouse pepper         48.1%   44.4%   33.3%   30.8%   25.9%   19.2%   16.0%
Potato                    48.1%   44.4%   33.3%   30.8%   25.9%   19.2%   16.0%
New potatoes              16.3%   20.4%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Radicchio                 39.2%   54.7%   40.5%   42.4%   19.3%    0.0%   26.8%
Spinach                     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   12.8%
Tomato                    14.5%   25.0%   -7.6%  -14.6%  -14.5%  -40.3%  -18.8%
Greenhouse tomato          6.8%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   -1.6%    3.9%
Zucchini                 -11.9%   35.0%   -2.6%   10.8%  174.0%   28.0%  -26.8%
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