Italy February Average Vegetables Prices

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.
                           2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                           ----------------- Euro per Kilo* -------------------
Artichoke*                 0.24    0.33    0.37    0.34    0.41     n/a     n/a
Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.23    0.25    0.28
Greenhouse aubergine       0.39    0.61    1.01    0.63    0.46     n/a     n/a
Carrot                     0.13    0.13    0.13    0.14    0.14    0.17    0.32
Cauliflower and broccoli   0.24    0.33    0.47    0.35    0.43    0.63    0.36
Celery                     0.19    0.19    0.22    0.22    0.32    0.29    0.36
Cherry tomato              1.02    1.34    1.46    1.06    0.71    0.48    0.54
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.20    0.23    0.22
Greenhouse cucumber        0.42    0.44    0.46    0.40    0.45     n/a     n/a
Endive                     0.24    0.28    0.27    0.29    0.18    0.24    0.23
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                           Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.
                           2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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Fennel                     0.26    0.32    0.34    0.29    0.41    0.61     n/a
Garlic                     1.61    1.65    1.81    1.76    1.81    1.96    2.37
Green beans                 n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.73    0.71    0.88
Lettuce                    0.34    0.44    0.47    0.39    0.33    0.33    0.29
Onion                      0.37    0.39    0.38    0.36    0.37    0.38    0.44
Pepper                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.36    0.35    0.42
Greenhouse pepper          0.60    0.72    0.72    0.54    0.75     n/a     n/a
Potato                     0.40    0.40    0.39    0.37    0.38    0.39    0.34
New potatoes               0.40    0.40    0.39    0.37    0.38    0.39    0.34
Spinach                    0.81    0.82    0.77    0.56    0.71     n/a     n/a
Tomato                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.40    0.39    0.40
Greenhouse tomato          0.58    0.78    0.84    0.51    0.32    0.20    0.20
Zucchini                    n/a     n/a     n/a    0.58    0.55    0.45    0.31
Greenhouse zucchini        0.57    0.75    1.09    0.60    0.43     n/a     n/a
                          ----------------- Monthly % Change ------------------
Artichoke*               -27.3%  -10.8%    8.8%  -17.1%     n/a     n/a     n/a
Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   -8.0%  -10.7%  -28.2%
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                           Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.
                           2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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Greenhouse aubergine     -36.1%  -39.6%   60.3%   37.0%     n/a     n/a     n/a
Carrot                     0.0%    0.0%   -7.1%    0.0%  -17.6%  -46.9%  -13.5%
Cauliflower and broccoli -27.3%  -29.8%   34.3%  -18.6%  -31.7%   75.0%  -12.2%
Celery                     0.0%  -13.6%    0.0%  -31.3%   10.3%  -19.4%  -10.0%
Cherry tomato            -23.9%   -8.2%   37.7%   49.3%   47.9%  -11.1%    1.9%
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -13.0%    4.5%  -12.0%
Greenhouse cucumber       -4.5%   -4.3%   15.0%  -11.1%     n/a     n/a     n/a
Endive                   -14.3%    3.7%   -6.9%   61.1%  -25.0%    4.3%  -42.5%
Fennel                   -18.8%   -5.9%   17.2%  -29.3%  -32.8%     n/a     n/a
Garlic                    -2.4%   -8.8%    2.8%   -2.8%   -7.7%  -17.3%    4.9%
Green beans                 n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    2.8%  -19.3%    7.3%
Lettuce                  -22.7%   -6.4%   20.5%   18.2%    0.0%   13.8%   11.5%
Onion                     -5.1%    2.6%    5.6%   -2.7%   -2.6%  -13.6%  -44.3%
Pepper                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    2.9%  -16.7%  -23.6%
Greenhouse pepper        -16.7%    0.0%   33.3%  -28.0%     n/a     n/a     n/a
Potato                     0.0%    2.6%    5.4%   -2.6%   -2.6%   14.7%   54.5%
New potatoes               0.0%    2.6%    5.4%   -2.6%   -2.6%   14.7%   54.5%
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                           Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.
                           2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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Spinach                   -1.2%    6.5%   37.5%  -21.1%     n/a     n/a     n/a
Tomato                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    2.6%   -2.5%   -4.8%
Greenhouse tomato        -25.6%   -7.1%   64.7%   59.4%   60.0%    0.0%    0.0%
Zucchini                    n/a     n/a     n/a    5.5%   22.2%   45.2%   -6.1%
Greenhouse zucchini      -24.0%  -31.2%   81.7%   39.5%     n/a     n/a     n/a
                         -------------------- YoY % Change --------------------
Artichoke*               -36.8%  -15.4%   -7.5%    9.7%    0.0%     n/a     n/a
Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   -8.0%  -10.7%    7.7%
Greenhouse aubergine     -58.9%  -29.9%   -6.5%   14.5%  -11.5%     n/a     n/a
Carrot                   -48.0%  -35.0%  -31.6%  -33.3%  -30.0%  -22.7%  -11.1%
Cauliflower and broccoli -41.5%  -32.7%  -16.1%    6.1%   -2.3%    5.0%  -10.0%
Celery                    -5.0%  -17.4%  -24.1%   -8.3%   -8.6%  -40.8%  -21.7%
Cherry tomato              5.2%   52.3%   65.9%   39.5%  -11.3%  -29.4%   -6.9%
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -16.7%  -41.0%   -8.3%
Kaki fruit               -40.0%  -37.1%  -43.9%   60.0%   87.5%     n/a     n/a
Endive                   -27.3%  -26.3%  -20.6%    3.6%    0.0%  -59.3%  -48.9%
Fennel                     1.3%    8.6%    7.7%    1.7%   -4.7%    2.1%   22.2%
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                           Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.
                           2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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Garlic                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   15.9%  -37.2%  -24.8%
Green beans              -29.2%  -10.2%    2.2%   18.2%   -8.3%  -36.5%  -29.3%
Lettuce                   -7.5%   11.4%   15.2%   12.5%   15.6%   52.0%   91.3%
Onion                       n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    9.1%  -12.5%   -8.7%
Pepper                   -31.0%   -6.5%  -11.1%    5.9%   33.9%     n/a     n/a
Greenhouse pepper         11.1%   17.6%   14.7%   19.4%   31.0%   39.3%   70.0%
Potato                    11.1%   17.6%   14.7%   19.4%   31.0%   39.3%   70.0%
Radicchio                -22.1%   -2.4%   13.2%    7.7%    0.0%     n/a     n/a
Spinach                     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -24.5%  -23.5%  -11.1%
Tomato                   -20.5%   11.4%   29.2%   10.9%  -17.9%  -13.0%  -16.7%
Greenhouse tomato           n/a     n/a     n/a   -4.9%    3.8%  -19.6%   10.7%
Zucchini                 -48.6%  -45.3%   70.3%   46.3%     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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