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Export of Italian cheeses in recovery

Published Jun 17, 2021

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In the first quarter of the year, the export of Italian cheeses shows encouraging signs, with a breakeven in foreign turnover compared to 2020 (+ 0.1%) and an increase in volumes sold (+ 1.1%). According to the Alliance of Agri-food Cooperatives, which analyzed the foreign trade data published in recent days by Istat, once again, the European market proves to be the tip of the balance of our exports.

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In the first quarter of the year, the export of Italian cheeses shows encouraging signs, with a breakeven in foreign turnover compared to 2020 (+ 0.1%) and an increase in volumes sold (+ 1.1%). According to the Alliance of Agri-food Cooperatives, which analyzed the foreign trade data published in recent days by Istat, once again, the European market proves to be the tip of the balance of our exports. In March alone, Italy increased intra-community sales by 22%, reaching 200 million euros in just one month. This performance offset the losses in January and February, bringing the EU cumulative figure for the first quarter to + 4.9% in volume and + 2.8% in value compared to 2020. "This is a reversal of the trend compared to the beginning of the year - comments Giovanni Guarneri, coordinator of the dairy sector of Alleanza agri-food cooperatives - which bodes well, but we evaluate the March data with great caution, since it is a question of changes compared to the same month last ...
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