Italy Balance of Trade  1991-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The trade surplus in Italy narrowed sharply to EUR 2.94 billion in April of 2018 from EUR 3.60 billion a year earlier. Figures compare with market expectations of EUR 3.21 billion. Exports rebounded from a fall in March but imports rose the most in six months. Balance of Trade in Italy averaged 857.32 EUR Million from 1991 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 7902.67 EUR Million in July of 2015 and a record low of -6389.30 EUR Million in January of 2011.

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Italy Trade Surplus Narrows 18.5% YoY in April


The trade surplus in Italy narrowed sharply to EUR 2.94 billion in April of 2018 from EUR 3.60 billion a year earlier. Figures compare with market expectations of EUR 3.21 billion. Exports rebounded from a fall in March but imports rose the most in six months.

Exports went up 6.6 percent year-on-year to EUR 36.3 billion, mainly boosted by higher sales of machines and equipment (+7.1 percent); base metals and metal products, excluding machines and plants (+11.3 percent); electrical appliances (+12.3 percent) and food, beverages and tobacco (+7.4 percent).

Exports increased to both EU countries (+8 percent) and non-EU countries (+4.8 percent), namely to Germany (12.1 percent); France (9.2 percent); the US (6 percent); Switzerland (11.2 percent and the UK (7 percent). Exports declined to OPEC countries (-6 percent) and Belgium (-2 percent).

Imports surged 9.6 percent year-on-year to EUR 33.3 billion, mainly due to higher purchases of intermediate goods (12.3 percent); consumer goods (4.3 percent); capital goods (7.6 percent) and energy (18.5 percent). Imports rose from non-EU (+11.4 percent) and EU countries (8.3 percent), namely from Germany (16.1 percent), France (15.4 percent) and OPEC countries (29.1 percent). In contrast, purchases fell from the US (-3.3 percent) and Switzerland (-11 percent).

Considering the first four months of the year, sales rose 4.1 percent and imports 4.2 percent. The trade surplus reached EUR 10.47 billion.


Istat | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
6/18/2018 9:36:06 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-17 09:00 AM Balance of Trade €3.104B €-0.092B €2.23B €2.0B
2018-05-17 08:00 AM Balance of Trade €4.531B €3.098B €3.74B €7.2B
2018-06-18 08:00 AM Balance of Trade €2.938B €4.525B €3.21B €3.8B
2018-07-16 08:00 AM Balance of Trade €2.938B €4.1B
2018-08-10 08:00 AM Balance of Trade € 1.8B
2018-09-17 08:00 AM Balance of Trade €6.6B


Italy Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2937.96 4525.04 7902.67 -6389.30 EUR Million [+]
Exports 36249.87 41523.02 42284.43 5946.40 EUR Million [+]
Imports 33311.91 36997.98 38526.50 5285.80 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 3408.00 861.00 19332.70 -10633.40 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.80 2.60 2.90 -3.70 percent [+]
External Debt 2131704.00 2116930.00 2145272.00 524899.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 102.40 102.00 105.50 83.40 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -3297.00 4313.00 17094.70 -27541.10 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 181.00 177.71 202.52 96.92 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 2451.80 2451.80 2451.84 2451.80 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.75 2.36 3.71 1.98 [+]
Tourism Revenues 2312.00 1804.44 5470.92 1128.47 EUR Million [+]
Weapons Sales 660.00 670.00 1715.00 8.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 95.00 96.00 120.00 23.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 673.00 5000.00 14203.00 -10787.00 EUR Million [+]

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Italy Balance of Trade

In 2017, Italy's trade surplus fell to EUR 47 billion from a record high of EUR 50 billion in the previous year, as imports jumped 9 percent to EUR 401 billion, the highest level since 2011, and exports rose at a softer 7 percent to an all-time high of EUR 448 billion. The biggest trade surpluses were recorded with the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Poland and Japan; and the biggest trade deficits with China, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Russia. This page provides the latest reported value for - Italy Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Italy Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2937.96 4525.04 7902.67 -6389.30 1991 - 2018 EUR Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 977.00 Apr/18
Brazil 5981.00 May/18
Canada -1902.20 Apr/18
China 249.22 May/18
Euro Area 16704.70 Apr/18
France -4954.00 Apr/18
Germany 20413.00 Apr/18
India -14620.00 May/18
Indonesia -1629.30 Apr/18
Italy 2937.96 Apr/18
Japan -578.32 May/18
Mexico -289.15 Apr/18
Netherlands 3841.00 Apr/18
Russia 15316.00 Apr/18
South Korea 6732.00 May/18
Spain -830631.00 Mar/18
Switzerland 2798.79 Apr/18
Turkey -6690.00 Apr/18
United Kingdom -5280.00 Apr/18
United States -46199.00 Apr/18


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