Italian DOP and IGP: export, one of the driving force

A volume of 1.3 million tonnes, of which 32% is exported for a value of approximately 2.5 billion euro with an increase of 4.6%; sales to production of about 7 billion euro and consumption of about 12.6 billion euro (data 31.12.2012). This is the picture that emerges from the Report 2013 Qualivita Ismea.
Italy remains the world leader for number of certified products, with 261 products entered in the register EU, of which 158 DOP, 101 IGP, 2 STG (data 30.11.2013). Quality is guaranteed through 112 Consortia, 49 authorized certification bodies for a total number of 58.000 inspection visits and over 70.000 analytical tests (sample of 166 products).

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