"Italy Agribusiness Report Q1 2014" is now available at Fast Market Research

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Dec 27 2013

Our outlook for the Italian agribusiness sector has turned more bearish, as dry conditions in Europe, high operating costs and bleak economic prospects have taken a toll on the grains, dairy and livestock sectors. Our long-held view has favoured the grains segment over rice, and we expect conditions to be particularly favourable for wheat and corn over the forecast period to 2017. We also expect poultry and cheese to outperform, mainly bolstered by the expected economic recovery, changes in consumption habits and opportunities for expansion into export markets.

Key Forecasts

* Wheat production growth to 2016/17: 12.5% to 7.5mn tonnes. Production is expected to rise as prices stay elevated by historical standards, driven by growing demand for food and biofuels.
* Cheese consumption growth to 2017: 20.6% to 1.8mn tonnes. Per capita cheese consumption, at 28.1kg, is on a par with France and Germany and higher than in northern European countries such as Sweden and the UK. Still, we see room for additional growth over the coming years.
* Poultry production growth to 2016/17: 10.4% to 1.4mn tonnes. Poultry is a relatively cheap meat; as such, we expect continued strong demand amid the tough economic climate.
* 2014 real GDP growth: 0.3% year-on-year (y-o-y), compared with an estimated -1.5% in 2013.
* 2014 consumer price index: 1.5% average, at the same level as in 2013.
* BMI universe agribusiness market value: 2.8% y-o-y decline to US$16.5bn in 2012/13, forecast to grow on average 0.2% annually between 2012/13 and 2016/17.

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