2020 was an exceptional year that also changed the distribution of export of the product, where the first market was Germany (19.6%), followed by France (19.5%), USA (18.2%), United Kingdom (13.5%) and Canada (5%)
Despite the Covid, Parmigiano Reggiano closes the first half of 2020 with the positive sign in Italy and abroad. According to an analysis by the Consortium and the Animal Production Research Centre (CRPA), the increase in national sales was 6.1% (34,200 tonnes against 32 thousand in the previous half-year), while export grew by 11.9%, with more than 27 thousand tonnes.
2020 was an exceptional year that also changed the distribution of export of the product, where the first market was Germany (19.6%), followed by France (19.5%), USA (18.2%), United Kingdom (13.5%) and Canada (5%). Europe grew by 12.5% with significant increases for the Netherlands (+31.6%), Belgium (+31.3%), Germany (+16%), the United Kingdom (+15.1%) and France (+7.2%). Good signs from extra-EU countries too with +11.9%, in particular with Canada (+153.9%), Gulf Area (+50.5%), China (+37.2%) and Norway (+35.8%). Negative signs, on the other hand, for Greece (-14.6%), Austria (-13.3%), Australia (-25.8%), Japan (-3.2%) and the USA (-1.6%), mainly related to the uncertainties on the markets due to the virus.
To change is also the format preferred by consumers abroad, portioned and grated growing respectively 14.7% and 14.2%, while we find a decrease of 5.9% for the whole forms. «Parmigiano Reggiano is suffering from an excess of supply that has caused a drop in prices and a consequent reduction in profitability for our companies», the President of the Consortium, Nicola Bertinelli, comments remembering that to rebalance the market the Consortium will buy from its 335 dairies up to 320 thousand forms to be stored in the warehouse to progressively place them on the market when it will be possible to obtain a remuneration appropriate to the product.