Italy registers a rise in agri-food trade in 2021 | News

The main organization of agricultural entrepreneurs in Italy and in general Europe, Coldiretti, reported this Tuesday that the Italian nation during the past 2021, registered a jump of 11 percent in exports of the agri-food industry, which represents about 52,000 million euros. euros (58,760 million dollars).


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According to Coldiretti, the figures obtained in food exports mark a historic milestone in Italian exports, and show the recovery of the European country after the arrival of Covid-19 in the region.

It should be noted that the agricultural body specified that the pandemic generated transformations in the population’s diet, leaning mostly towards healthy food products such as those belonging to the Mediterranean diet.

In this sense, the most commercialized products were wine, especially sparkling wines with an increase of 29 percent of its value at the international level; also in terms of agricultural products, include apples, pears, cherries, table grapes and hazelnuts.

“To support the growth trend of Made in Italy food and wine, it is now necessary to act on Italy’s structural delays and unlock all the infrastructure that would improve connections between the south and north of the country,” said the president of Coldiretti, Ettore Prandini.

As Italy’s main clients, Germany is in the first position, followed by the United States and France; In addition, the growth of other international markets such as Russia stands out, with an increase of 15 percent, and China, with 31 percent.