Italian exports of agro-food products accelerated during the 2010-2013 period with respect to the previous three years,and there is an interesting country’s growth potential still unexploited.
Italy’s performance was positive, overcoming direct competitors in non-EU emerging markets, while exports growth rate has been slower in other geographical areas.
This is a propitious point in time, to increase and strenghten our competitiveness in international markets: by focusing on ten agro-food categories and ten geographical areas particularly important for each of them, Italian exports of agro-food products could be increased by over € 7 billion by 2018.
Considering that our exports were €33 billion in 2013, this total could thus reach over 40 billion, confirming that the goal of 50 could actually be achieved by 2020.
Almost 70% of these additional exports would derive from sales to European markets, particularly the UK, Germany and France and, in terms of products, wines, preserves and olive oil would represent 50% of the additional export volume.
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