Italy moved to import pepper of Vietnam
As one of Europe’s major pepper import markets, in 2016, Italy imported 4,533 tonnes of pepper, including 3,711 tonnes of whole grain and 822 tonnes of ground pepper, worth $ 41.2 million.
In 2017, Italy imported 4,810 tonnes of pepper, including 3,888 tonnes of whole grain and 822 tonnes of ground pepper, worth $ 33 million, up 6.1 percent in volume but down 19.6 percent in value.
By 2018, Italy imported 2,861 tonnes of pepper, including 2,415 tonnes of whole pepper and 446 tonnes of ground pepper valued at $ 15.5 million. Compared with the same period in 2017, Italy decreased in both volume and value, down 1.8% in volume and 33.7% in value. There has been a change in the import of whole grain, the main import product of Italy in 2018. As of July, most of the whole grain imported from Brazil has been imported from Vietnam, 592 tonnes, up 15.6% over the same period in 2017.