Italy exports record 2 bn kg of pasta, up 6% in 2013
Farmers' group says on World Pasta Day25 October, 14:25
Europe is Italy's top pasta market with 73% of exports , followed by the US covering 13% of exports and the rest of the world at 14%. China is a booming market with exports up 60% this year, according to Italian Farmers' Confederation CIA.
Overall Italy is the world's top pasta producer with an estimated 3.3 million tons worth 4.6 billion euros and the world's top pasta consumer with 26 kilos per person and top exporter with 1.9 million tons, according to data released Friday by CIA.