The Italian food sector is worth €575 billion

May 16, 2022 143

Food has become the main wealth of Italy for a value of 575 billion euros in 2021, up +7% compared to 2020 despite the difficulties related to the pandemic. This is what emerges from the analysis of Coldiretti – the association of Italian farmers – released on the occasion of Cibus 2022.

Overall, the Italian food & beverage is now worth almost a quarter of the national GDP. From field to table, the sector involves as many as four million workers in 740 thousand farms, 70 thousand food industries, over 330 thousand catering facilities, and 230 thousand retail outlets.

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