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.
                           2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                           ----------------- Euro per Kilo* -------------------
Artichoke*                 0.20    0.24    0.33    0.37    0.34    0.41     n/a
Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.23    0.25
Greenhouse aubergine       0.61    0.39    0.61    1.01    0.63    0.46     n/a
Carrot                     0.22    0.13    0.13    0.13    0.14    0.14    0.17
Cauliflower and broccoli   0.23    0.24    0.33    0.47    0.35    0.43    0.63
Celery                     0.17    0.19    0.19    0.22    0.22    0.32    0.29
Cherry tomato              1.12    1.02    1.34    1.46    1.06    0.71    0.48
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.20    0.23
Greenhouse cucumber        0.26    0.42    0.44    0.46    0.40    0.45     n/a
Endive                     0.20    0.24    0.28    0.27    0.29    0.18    0.24
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                          March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.
                           2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2013
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Fennel                     0.26    0.26    0.32    0.34    0.29    0.41    0.61
Garlic                      n/a    1.61    1.65    1.81    1.76    1.81    1.96
Green beans                3.75     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Lettuce                    0.31    0.34    0.44    0.47    0.39    0.33    0.33
Onion                      0.41    0.37    0.39    0.38    0.36    0.37    0.38
Pepper                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.36    0.35
Greenhouse pepper          0.75    0.60    0.72    0.72    0.54    0.75     n/a
Potato                     0.41    0.40    0.40    0.39    0.37    0.38    0.39
New potatoes               0.41    0.40    0.40    0.39    0.37    0.38    0.39
Radicchio                  0.49     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Spinach                    0.68    0.81    0.82    0.77    0.56    0.71     n/a
Tomato                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.40    0.39
Greenhouse tomato          0.79    0.58    0.78    0.84    0.51    0.32    0.20
Zucchini                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    0.58    0.55    0.45
Greenhouse zucchini        0.48    0.57    0.75    1.09    0.60    0.43     n/a
                          ----------------- Monthly % Change ------------------
Artichoke*               -16.7%  -27.3%  -10.8%    8.8%  -17.1%     n/a     n/a
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                          March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.
                           2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2013
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Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   -8.0%  -10.7%
Greenhouse aubergine      56.4%  -36.1%  -39.6%   60.3%   37.0%     n/a     n/a
Carrot                    69.2%    0.0%    0.0%   -7.1%    0.0%  -17.6%  -46.9%
Cauliflower and broccoli  -4.2%  -27.3%  -29.8%   34.3%  -18.6%  -31.7%   75.0%
Celery                   -10.5%    0.0%  -13.6%    0.0%  -31.3%   10.3%  -19.4%
Cherry tomato              9.8%  -23.9%   -8.2%   37.7%   49.3%   47.9%  -11.1%
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -13.0%    4.5%
Greenhouse cucumber      -38.1%   -4.5%   -4.3%   15.0%  -11.1%     n/a     n/a
Endive                   -16.7%  -14.3%    3.7%   -6.9%   61.1%  -25.0%    4.3%
Fennel                     0.0%  -18.8%   -5.9%   17.2%  -29.3%  -32.8%     n/a
Garlic                      n/a   -2.4%   -8.8%    2.8%   -2.8%   -7.7%  -17.3%
Lettuce                   -8.8%  -22.7%   -6.4%   20.5%   18.2%    0.0%   13.8%
Onion                     10.8%   -5.1%    2.6%    5.6%   -2.7%   -2.6%  -13.6%
Pepper                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    2.9%  -16.7%
Greenhouse pepper         25.0%  -16.7%    0.0%   33.3%  -28.0%     n/a     n/a
Potato                     2.5%    0.0%    2.6%    5.4%   -2.6%   -2.6%   14.7%
New potatoes               2.5%    0.0%    2.6%    5.4%   -2.6%   -2.6%   14.7%
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                          March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.
                           2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2013
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Spinach                  -16.0%   -1.2%    6.5%   37.5%  -21.1%     n/a     n/a
Tomato                      n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    2.6%   -2.5%
Greenhouse tomato         36.2%  -25.6%   -7.1%   64.7%   59.4%   60.0%    0.0%
Zucchini                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    5.5%   22.2%   45.2%
Greenhouse zucchini      -15.8%  -24.0%  -31.2%   81.7%   39.5%     n/a     n/a
                         -------------------- YoY % Change --------------------
Artichoke*               -39.4%  -36.8%  -15.4%   -7.5%    9.7%    0.0%     n/a
Aubergine                   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   -8.0%  -10.7%
Greenhouse aubergine     -19.7%  -58.9%  -29.9%   -6.5%   14.5%  -11.5%     n/a
Carrot                   -26.7%  -48.0%  -35.0%  -31.6%  -33.3%  -30.0%  -22.7%
Cauliflower and broccoli -32.4%  -41.5%  -32.7%  -16.1%    6.1%   -2.3%    5.0%
Celery                     6.3%   -5.0%  -17.4%  -24.1%   -8.3%   -8.6%  -40.8%
Cherry tomato             -1.8%    5.2%   52.3%   65.9%   39.5%  -11.3%  -29.4%
Cucumber                    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -16.7%  -41.0%
Kaki fruit               -51.9%  -40.0%  -37.1%  -43.9%   60.0%   87.5%     n/a
Endive                   -31.0%  -27.3%  -26.3%  -20.6%    3.6%    0.0%  -59.3%
Fennel                      n/a    1.3%    8.6%    7.7%    1.7%   -4.7%    2.1%
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                          March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.
                           2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2013
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Green beans              -24.4%  -29.2%  -10.2%    2.2%   18.2%   -8.3%  -36.5%
Lettuce                  -26.8%   -7.5%   11.4%   15.2%   12.5%   15.6%   52.0%
Onion                       n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a    9.1%  -12.5%
Pepper                   -33.6%  -31.0%   -6.5%  -11.1%    5.9%   33.9%     n/a
Greenhouse pepper          5.1%   11.1%   17.6%   14.7%   19.4%   31.0%   39.3%
Potato                     5.1%   11.1%   17.6%   14.7%   19.4%   31.0%   39.3%
New potatoes             -16.9%     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a
Radicchio                -31.3%  -22.1%   -2.4%   13.2%    7.7%    0.0%     n/a
Spinach                     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  -24.5%  -23.5%
Tomato                    -1.3%  -20.5%   11.4%   29.2%   10.9%  -17.9%  -13.0%
Greenhouse tomato           n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   -4.9%    3.8%  -19.6%
Zucchini                 -40.7%  -48.6%  -45.3%   70.3%   46.3%     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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