August 2016

Sales of fairtrade products increased in Italy to reach 99 million euro at the end of 2015 (+10% over 2014).

According to figures presented by Fairtrade Italia at the Milan meeting entitled 'Fairtrade supply chains and the challenge of climate change’, in first place is the growth in consumption of bananas (+50%), followed by sugar (+30%), coffee (+10%) and cocoa (+7%).

Around 57% of the value (45% in volume) of fairtrade products are also certified organic, confirming the consolidated trend among consumers towards sustainable environmental and ethical purchasing.