The trade in agricultural and horticultural mechanical appliances between Qatar and Italy increased 28.7% in 2021 compared to 2020, putting Italy third among the suppliers in the category, ambassador Alessandro Prunas has said.
“This increase in trade prompted the Machinery Federation (Federunacoma) to participate," he told reporters on the sidelines of the opening of the 9th Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition (AgriteQ) and the 3rd Qatar International Environmental Exhibition (EnviroteQ) yesterday at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC).
Federunacoma is the Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Federation, representing enterprises in the field of implements, self-propelled machines, tractors, components, and gardening machinery.
Citing the last available data collected by Qatar Customs, Prunas said that the imports from Italy grew approximately 23% compared to 2020 in the floriculture products and live plants category.
The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) – Trade Promotion Office of the Italian embassy is taking part in the event, hosting five companies from Federunacoma at a 120sq m pavillion.
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