USA and Italy: which are the most imported products from Il Bel Paese?

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In 2015 Italy ranked a huge number of leading food product suppliers in the United States.

The United States are the largest worldwide market with 400 million consumers with a strong prevalence of young people under 25. In 2015 Made in Italy food export products to the USA increased by 7% compared last year, confirming the US a third of our target market for excellent food. Relevant data that convinced Renzi, the Italian President, even more to focus on the United States.The forecasts estimate a growth in exports for Made in Italy products of at least 7% in 2016.

In 2014 Italy exported 5 billion dollars to the United States, confirming the trend of growth of the previous years (4 billion exported in 2013).

A recent survey affirms that 60% of US consumers surveyed is important to the origin of certain products, for which they are willing to pay more for assured and certified quality; 80% also stated that the taste and quality is what differentiates Italian food and Italian design products.

Here are EGO International record holding products:

WINE: ITALY IS THE FIRST COUNTRY TO EXPORT WINE TO THE USA

In 2015, the wine industry was again the main segment of Italian exports to the United States. Barolo, Chianti and Gavi are the most demanded wines in 2014.

OLIVE OIL: THE EXCELLENCE OF MADE IN ITALY

Olive oil is the second largest export Italian food industry product in the United States. In 2015, Italy registered 600 million dollars in sales. Extra Virgin olive oil is a MUST in Italian restaurants especially in New York, Los Angeles and Washington. Olive oil coming from Tuscany, Campania, Sicily and Liguria is the most requested.

CHEESE: MOZZARELLA, PARMESAN AND CRESCENZA BLOW UP IN SALES

Cheese is the third sector in order of importance for Italian food export. In 2015 American imports of Italian dairy products increased in sales up to 300 million dollars. Mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano and Crescenza are the most popular cheeses purchased both in terms of consumers and Horeca professionals.

PASTA: THE FIRST SYMBOL OF MADE IN ITALY 

With an edge in progressive growth compared to its main competitor, Canada. In 2015 exports amounted to 500 million dollars, an increase of 16% compared to 2014. Barilla, De Cecco and Garofalo are the most popular brands that consumers can find and buy in supermarkets and special pasta shops.

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