The average harvest of tomatoes per hectare of land in Italy will tumble from 80,000kg last year to an average of 60,000kg this year.

(The cause is, of course, the weather: The heavy rains in June flooded the fields and prevented roots developing, and the exceptionally high temperatures in July have weakened the tomatoes, which dry up, making flowers and fruit fall. The good news is that because of the same weather conditions the outlook for the grape and olive harvests is good, assuming there are no more freak weather conditions.)