Italian exports in the world are growing A 41 billion euro sector
Italian food industry is growing: in the world it is now worth 41 billion euros a year. In the last 12 months, the increase was 1.4%. Germany, France and the United States are the markets where exports are strongest. The map was created by the Milan Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of "Milan Food City", from 3 to 9 May.
«Speaking and reasoning about food - explains Giovanni Benedetti , director of Coldiretti Lombardia and a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan, Monza Brianza and Lodi - is no longer just a topic for experts, but means taking into consideration a strategic lever for the economic and employment development of our country ».
"The trend on foreign markets - continues Benedetti - could further improve with more effective protection against the international" agro-piracy ", which invoices over 100 billion euros by improperly using words, colors, locations, images, denominations and recipes that refer to Italy for fake products that have nothing to do with the national reality ".
The most exported "made in Italy" products in the world are Chocolate, tea, coffee, spices and ready meals, which are worth 7 billion euros (+ 3.6%), followed by wines with 6.2 billion (+3.3 %), bread, pasta and starchy foods with 3.9 billion euros (+ 2.5%) but also 3.5 billion (+ 4.2%). Fruit (+ 2.4%), dairy products (+ 3.2%), meat and products not processed from permanent crops (including grapes, citrus fruits) also exceed € 3 billion. The largest increases were recorded for bread and pastry products with 1.2 billion (+ 72%), products for animals (+ 10.5%) and ice creams (+ 7.4%).
Agribusiness: the top 20 Italian export destinations
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SOURCE: ITALY AT THE TABLE
Italian Exports Continue to Grow: + 4.5% in 2019 - 2021
The future awaiting Italian exports in the coming four years of growth and opportunity. Backed by the marked development of the foreign markets in 2017, even in a highly complex context.
Italian exports will continue to advance in the next three years 2019-2021 (+ 4.5% annual average), approaching € 500 billion in 2019 and exceeding 540 billion in 2021. € 116 billion.