Despite the fact that retailers support Italian fruits and vegetables, local garlic production does not fully cover domestic demand, so Italy needs to import.
After China experienced a difficult season last year and the production was lower, many countries saw their chance to increase their market share. This year China came back with a large volume and is claiming its place on the world market again. These brands include the exporters in Peru. Other countries see opportunities in garlic cultivation, there are growers in Dominican Republic and
“Over the past twenty years we have managed to promote our garlic not only in Italy but also abroad. Over the past decade, the popularity of Italian garlic has increased significantly. It is now important to stabilise the position of our garlic.”