Allegrini 2018

The #DopEconomy was more than 15 billion euros in 2017. Veneto, Prosecco, the richest region

The Ismea-Qualivita 2018 Report presented in Rome. Food and wine stars on the web: 64 million global users in a year
The #DopEconomy was more than 15 billion euros in 2017.

DopEconomy topped 15 billion euros. Veneto with Prosecco, the richest region DopEconomy is continuing to grow on world markets and in 2017, for the first time, topped 15.2 billion in production value (+2.6% over 2016). And, it has also become a star on the web, thanks to its top DO and IG (denomination of origin, and geographical indication) productions, Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma Ham, Grana Padano, Prosecco, Chianti and Barolo, champions of likes and shares on social networks, totaling 64 million users among Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and they are now the true ambassadors of Made in Italy around the world, as the 2018 Ismea-Qualivita report on DOP, PGI and TSG (traditional specialty guaranteed) Italian food and wine production presented today in Rome, has revealed. The economic growth Geographical Indications have achieved is significant. In 2013, they invoiced 5 billion, today they have topped 15 billion, and from 578 registered products at the European level then, they have reached 822 out of 3.036 total in the world. In the meantime, exports are soaring to new records, and wine is the leader. For instance, the export value of PDO, PGI, TSG food is 3.5 billion, growing 3.5% over 2016, while National PDO and PGI wine performed even better and reached 5.26 billion, for 5.8% growth over 2016. Big numbers also for production value, as the food sector reached nearly 7 billion (+ 3.3% on 2016) and wine 8.3 billion (+2%). In terms of production value, Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano and Prosciutto di Parma, in this order, hold the first three positions of the 15 PDO and PGI products in food, while Prosecco DOC is tops for wine, then Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG and Venezie PGI. Plus, there are dynamic and growing companies like Terre Siciliane PGI (in fifth place, behind Asti PDO, 29.9% increase over 2016), Amarone della Valpolicella (sixth place, +23.4%), Alto Adige DOP (seventh place, + 22.3%) and Valpolicella Ripasso (tenth place, +35.9%). In Northern Italy, the most important economic districts in the GI sector continue to focus on Veneto at the top, then Piedmont and Emilia Romagna (together they account for 60% of the sector turnover), while the richest of the provinces is Parma.

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