Buffalo mozzarella and Montasio PDO are driving the exports surge of Italian cheeses

Sep 24, 2021 75

Sales of Italian cheeses are increasing again in foreign markets. After a slight decrease in the value of exports in 2020, the growth in cross-border shipments in the first half of 2021 was double-digit. Both in volume (+11%) and in value (+13%) compared to the same period last year.

The positive trend was favored by the recovery of out-of-home consumption in the main destination markets, according to the latest Ismea report based on the latest foreign trade data from ISTAT. This is after the easing of restrictive measures due to the pandemic and, as far as the United States is concerned, also following the suspension of duties that from October 2019 to February 2021 weighed on Italian cheeses.

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SOURCE: https://news.italianfood.net/

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