After the 2020 boom due to the turbulence of the first wave of the pandemic, the market and prices are in the process of normalisation, with forecasts of a reduction in price pressure, which has risen sharply in the last two marketing years.”This is what emerges from the Durum Days 2021, an event which again this year was organized online via webinar, in the presence of the main players in the supply chain. There was a growth in pasta consumption in 2020 compared to 2019, with an increase of 4.9%. Production had to adapt to these peak demand, thus producing 11% more pasta than in 2019, equal to 3.9 million tons, despite the prolonged blockage of the horeca. Growth peaks of over 40% have been recorded in some periods of the year. Export also marked record data, with an increase of 15% compared to pre-pandemic levels. For 2021, estimates predict a return to normality, with production returning to pre-Covid levels in practice (+1% compared to 2019).