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Doubles the made in Italy food in China

Positive signs from foreign trade for the exit from the pandemic

A sign of hope for the post covid comes from the made in Italy food exports to China which more than doubled (+ 130%) with the exit of the Asian giant from the pandemic with the recovery of trade, economy and employment. This is what emerges from Coldiretti's analysis of Istat data on foreign trade for the month of February 2021 (see EFA News), compared to the same period of the previous year, from which it is highlighted that the strong demand for Italian products from part of the consumers of the Asian giant.

Exports grow in all the most significant sectors of Made in Italy with an average increase in national exports of 54%. "This is a market with great margins for growth that has anticipated the economic recovery hoped for at a global level in the coming months with the advancement of the world vaccination campaign. A confirmation of the need to support and keep alive the national productive fabric in its reference sectors to allow Italy a rapid economic and employment revival", explains the association. Wine is the most consumed tricolor food product in China but there are also positive expectations for the exports of fresh Italian fruit and vegetables and for the tricolor rice to which the borders have just been opened thanks to the conclusion of the negotiations with Beijing.

"In this context, it is also important to work to overcome the technical barriers still present for national exports. If, in fact, the ban on Italian pork was removed in 2016 and in 2018 the borders opened in China for alfalfa Italian, at the moment with regard to fresh fruit, for example, Italy can export to China only kiwis and citrus fruits while apples and pears are still blocked, which are the subject of specific negotiations", concludes Coldiretti.

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EFA News - European Food Agency
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