Agriculture: -0.7% production and -1.6% value added. Agri-food sector growing
In 2019, there was a significant slowdown in the production of wine (-12.1%); fruit (-6.6%), industrial crops (-3.2%) and cereals (-1.5%) also fell. Significant recovery for olive oil (+27.6%); legumes production also increased (+8.7%) as well as forage crops (+3.4%).
The impact of agriculture on the Italian economy was 2.2%, if we include the food industry it raised to 4.1%. Employment was essentially stable (+0.1%). Production (+0.5%) and agricultural income (+3.0%) were growing in the Eu28, but Italy was confirmed as the first country for value added and the third for the production value.
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