Total PDO and PGI products, including agrifood and wine, amounted to 19.1 billion euros, an increase of 16.1%
Double-digit increases for PDO and PGI products in 2021. This is revealed by the XX Ismea-Qualivita report, which by depicting the PDO economy shows the total value of production 19.1 billion euros, grow affiliate 16.1% and export from 10.7 billion euros, In progress from 12.8% compared to the previous year.
After a year 2020 marked by the pandemic, in which the sector nevertheless showed good resilience and continuity of production, the results of 2021 are record results that led to 21% share Contribution of the protected products sector to the total trading volume of National agri-food sector.
A picture showing a great driving force on the part of supply chains of products with the EU label, which has always been an expression of an inherently immovable economic asset, which includes 198,842 operators and 291 protection unions authorized by the Ministry across the country.
PDO cheeses, 12.8% growth in 2021
The cheese category has 56 categories and 24,659 operators, with a production value 4.68 billion from the euro 12.8% increase in a year. Approved supply and, above all, value are increasing, driven by large PDO projects, also thanks to the recovery in demand with the gradual return to normalcy after the pandemic and the reopening of Horeca.
After a good performance in 2020, PDO PGI cheese exports continued to grow 2.38 billion euros In 2021 with A.J 15.4% progress.
In detail, Emilia-Romagna (€1.61 billion) and Lombardy (€1.40 billion) generate a significant portion of the value, followed by Campania (€447 million), Veneto (€398 million), Sardinia (€311 million) and Piedmont (€301 million).
Top five supply chains by production value They are Parmigiano Reggiano Dop, Grana Padano Dop, Buffalo Mozzarella from Campania Dop, Gorgonzola Dop and Pecorino Romano Dopall growing in 2020.
Processed meat, production value grows by 4.6%.
Meat-based products have 43 categories and 3521 operators with value 1.95 billion euros for production (+4.6%). The category has a slight contraction in approved quantity, but production value is growing supported by increases in prices originally, with double-digit differences for various protected products.
After the negative effects of the epidemic in 2020, especially in non-EU countries, there is a double-digit recoveryexport who arrives 633 million euros (+12.7%). More than half of the value is concentrated in Emilia-Romagna, at more than one billion euros; Followed by Lombardy (342 million euros), Friuli Venezia Giulia (335 million euros) and Trentino Alto Adige (117 million euros). The The first five supply chains according to production value PDO Parma ham, PGI Mortadella Bologna, PDO San Daniele ham, PGI bresaola from Valtellina, PGI Speck Alto Adige.
Fresh meat grows by about 7% in value terms in 2021
Fresh meat PDO PGI comprising 6 categories and 10,406 operators generate €98 million in production (+6.9%). In 2021, the approved amount of PDO PGI meat increases, and with the reassessment of prices, even the value that maintained a certain stability in 2020 has returned to growth significantly.
More active domestic demand and the reopening of Horeca led to good results for the production of beef, pig and sheep meat, which, albeit at lower values, also grew on the export front which reached €12 million (+26.1%) and includes 9% of certified production. More than half of the class’s total value is concentrated in Sardinia (€35m) and Tuscany (€20m), followed by Umbria (€10m) and Marche (€10m).
The classes, in order of the value generated, are Igp Central Apennine White Veal, Igp Sardinian Lamb, Igp Central Italy Lamb, Igp Roman Abbacchio, Pgi Cinta Senese.
Product and work quality is paramount
“Protecting agro-food privilege in our territories, defending its uniqueness and territoriality, and emphasizing a model focused on product quality and action are at the heart of the Ministry’s commitment – says the Minister of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forestry, Francesco Lollobrigida -. The analysis of the XX Ismea-Qualivita Report shows once again how Made in Italy, thanks to the excellence and tradition of our productions, has proved successful in Italy and abroad, with clearly increased numbers compared to previous years. Precisely for this reason, we are convinced that advocating for a model that places producers and consumers in the center can help further strengthen the invaluable work of the consortia and promote the Mediterranean diet, synonymous with healthy and safe food. I intend to protect our privilege, the heritage of our national community, and to oppose everywhere any production that risks severing the millennial link between agriculture and food, even food approvals, in which synthetic food represents the most extreme form.”
«Encouraging data, but the sector is looking for important answers from European reform – he said Cesar Baldrige The original president in Italy -. The increased data of the new Ismea-Qualivita 2022 report is once again helping to strengthen the system
Italian high-quality PDO PGI products are in the course of profound changes. Given the emergencies related to energy costs, raw materials and climatic conditions, the sector is looking for important answers from the European reform on geographical indications, to establish a vision of sustainable development in the long term and to improve the administrative-ministerial aspects of the organization of operations. Norms and resources are needed on a par with all other sectors, but above all concrete responses quickly. to confront a
This is a special moment for those who want to make quality, with certified production based on high standards, and must deal with the sharp increase in the costs of many factors of production ».
PDO and PGI for agrifood and wine regression of 16.1%
Dop and Igp certified agrifood and wine production in 2021 is worth 19.1 billion euros. No., after the stop signal for 2020 (-2.0% yoy), reverses trend at +16.1% yoy.
PDO and PGI for Food, +9.7% in terms of value
The protected food sector touches, in detail, on a file 8 billion euros by 9.7%, while the wine sector overtook it 11 billion euros, and a rebound 21.2%. These history values lead to a rise for the first time 21% Contribution of the PDO economy to the total size of the national agro-food sector: this means that more than one euro out of five Italian foods and wines is produced by PDO PGI products.
total exports, Exceeded 10 billion thanks to the recovery of non-EU countries
On the export front, the export of protected products arrived in 2021 10.7 billion euros. The score which is the sum of the “double log” with the food a 4.41 billion euros f +12.5% yoy a wine 6.29 billion euros (+ 13.0%).
In particular, double-digit growth was recorded for the main categories, from cheese (+15%) to balsamic vinegar (+11%) to meat products (+13%). The wine segment is driven by DOP wines (+16%), with sparkling wines taking the lead (+25%).
areas of influence The Italian DOP economy is growing from north to south
In terms of the economic impacts of PGI PDO supply chains, 2021 records growth for 18 out of 20 regions, with more than half of the cases reporting double-digit percentage changes. the four regions of the Northeast Strengthening its role as an economic driving force, exceeding a total of €10 billion for the first time. They also climb North West (+ 10.8%) and center (+ 15.5%). Of particular importance is the number “south and islandsIt is the only region that will grow in 2020 (+7.5%), and in 2021 it represents another increase of +13.2%.
L’Immunoglobulin (Ig) growth after food pandemic by 10%
The Italian agro-food sector includes Dop, Igp and Stg 85,601 operators, 167 authorized associations and 43 supervisory bodies. In 2021 he reached 7.97 billion euros From the production value, to achieve an increase of 9.7% in general and del 26% in the contract.
In terms of consumption, the sector is reaching its share 15.82 billion euros to 4.5% increase every year. The export race continues in 2021 with 4.41 billion euros (+12.5% compared to 2020), the value has doubled since 2011 (+99.6%). The main markets are still United States of America (832 million euros) Germany (791 million euros) France (601 million euros) United kingdom (210 million euros) and Spain (205 million euros).
Wide Italian distribution Post-pandemic growth
After the jump in large-scale retail purchases 2020reflecting the pandemic and restrictions on other channels, which for the hedged basket translated into a 6.4% increase in spending (+9.7% considering only constant weight sales), Analysis 2021 And the first nine months of 2022 one show Surprisingly stable results in widespread distribution.
In 2021, sales in EU-branded food and wine value recorded a very slight decline year-on-year (-0.5%) which turns out to be a positive change considering only constant weight sales (+0.7%). A trend that is also confirmed in the first nine months of 2022. Sales of major products with the EU label have surpassed the broad Italian distribution 5 billion euros from turnover.
Coldiretti, Nutriscore Marker Sanctioning Dop and Igp
The unfairly colored food label affects, as Coldiretti pointed out, almost 85% of the value of Made in Italy with a category of origin (PDO / PGI) that the EU itself must protect and promote, especially cheese and cured meats, which are the fruit of the work of generations whose recipe cannot be changed.
“The colorful labels focus exclusively on a very limited number of nutrients (such as sugar, fat and salt) and on energy intake without regard to portions, ironically excluding healthy and natural foods from the diet. It has been on the tables for centuries in favor of artificial products whose recipe is not known in some cases ».
Nutritional balance should not be sought, as Coldiretti emphasized, in a single product, but in a balance between the different foods consumed in the daily diet. For this reason, simplistic labels that caution or discourage consumption of a particular product are unacceptable.