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Finocchiona IGP (“indicazione geografica protetta”, which guarantees product provenance) had a record 2016. Its production data for the year is extremely positive with more than 1,400,000 kilograms of the historic Tuscan cold cut produced. More than 610,000,000 “pieces” and circa 1,200,000 packaged trays were made.

The value, calculated on the certified product, is almost €7,800,000 euros produced and over €13,500,000 euros sold. The IGP designation gives an added push to the product. Since it was recognized in 2015, a constant growth of the cold cut was noted, arriving at almost 2,200,000 kg of product, 965,000 pieces and more than 1,815,000 trays.

Lavorazione 8_CMYK_72-dpiThe value of production is more than €12 million and the value of sales is more than €20 million.

To understand the amount of growth it is enough to say that production increased 63% between the third and fourth trimester of 2016 and 58% more in respect to the fourth trimester of 2015.

Arezzo, Siena and Florence are the main producers. Arezzo is first with more than 416,000 kg of product for an estimated value of €3,120,000 million of production and €5,413,000 of sales.

Siena follows with more than 405,000 kg with an estimated value of €3 million of production and more than €5,200,000 of sales.

Last in line is Florence with 133,000 kg of Finocchiona IGP produced and an estimated value of €995,000 of production and €1,726,000 of sales.

In the Chianti region there is only one company belonging to the consortium: Antica Macelleria Falorni of Greve in Chianti.

83% of the market for Finocchiona IGP is in Italy but its exports abroad continue to rise significantly.

Of 17% of exported product, the European Union has16% of the share while the rest of the world is around 1%. Germany, England and Sweden are the first three countries in the consummation of the cold cut (10.7%, 3%, and 1%).

The product is also appreciated in Denmark, Belgium and France, but there are also three extra-EU countries which consume the product: new Zealand in sixth place, Norway in eighth and Japan 10th. Canada follows closely.