ISMEA: “Italian food industry is getting stronger”

Aug 06, 2018 236

Food industry is a great resource for Italy, thanks to 61 billion euro of added value, 1.4 million employees, over a million companies, and 41 billion export sales. These are the most important figures that emerge from the latest Report on the competitiveness of the Italian agri-food industry, recently presented by ISMEA in the presence of the Italian Minister of Agriculture Gian Marco Centinaio.

The agri-food industry has emerged from a decade of economic and financial crisis with a stronger role within Italian economy, with great resilience and a good ability to recover – said ISMEA General manager Raffaele BorrielloThere are many positive signs: growth in productivity, recovery in investment, and the ability to decline multifunctionality and quality, with various records in organic farming and geographical indications such as PDO and PGI”.

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