Italian agriculture exports grew in volume, decreased in value
On the whole, from January to September 2014 Italian companies exported 2 millions and 807 thousand tonnes for a value a little over 2 billion and 835 millions euros. Exports of vegetables are decreasing (-1,9%) while other departments grew: fresh fruit (7,3%), citruses (3,4%) and dried fruit (23,7%).
In terms of money, the growth was reported only by dried fruit (40,1%) while a decrease was noted for vegetables (-9,7%), citruses (-7,4%) and fresh fruit (-4,5%). As for imports, Italy imported about 2 million 412 thousand tonnes of produce for a value of 2 billion 248 million euros.
Considering each department we can see an increase in volume for fresh fruit (2,4%), dried fruit (19,1%) and tropical fruit (5,5%); decreasing are instead citruses (-23,9%) and vegetables (-6%). A negative trend in value was registered for vegetables, citruses and fresh fruit while a positive one concerned dried and tropical fruit. ■