Italian PDO, PGI food products are resisting the pandemic crisis

Feb 21, 2022 299

In 2020, the year characterized by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Italian PDO and PGI products confirmed their importance, all thanks to the work done by 200,000 operators and 286 Consortia for the protection of food and wine sectors.

These numbers are confirmed by the analysis of the 19th Ismea- Qualivita Report. In 2020, the GIs supply chain reached 16.6 billion euros in production value (-2% in value), equal to 19% of the total turnover of the Italian food&beverage sector. Export sales are worth 9.5 billion euros (-0.1%) equal to 20% of Italian total exports in this sector.

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