Imports to Italy advanced 1.8 percent from a year earlier to EUR 37.75 billion in July 2019, driven by basic metals and metal products (8.2 percent); transport equipment (5.1 percent), of which vehicles (1.3 percent); pharmaceuticals and botanical articles (8.0 percent); textiles, clothing, leather & accessories (5.5 percent); food (4.7 percent). Meanwhile, purchases declined for chemical products (-3.4 percent); refined petroleum products (-9.0 percent) and wood & wood products (-0.4 percent). Among major trading partners, imports grew from Germany (2.0 percent), the Netherlands (0.9 percent), Spain (4.7 percent), Belgium (0.7 percent), the UK (6 percent), Russia (16.4 percent), Switzerland (20.5 percent), China (15 percent) and Turkey (8.1 percent). Conversely, acquisitions declined from France (-1.8 percent), Austria (-0.4 percent), the US (-0.5 percent) and India (-23.2 percent). Imports in Italy averaged 23775.64 EUR Million from 1991 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 39938.06 EUR Million in October of 2018 and a record low of 5285.80 EUR Million in August of 1992.

Imports in Italy is expected to be 30100.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Italy to stand at 37060.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Italy Imports is projected to trend around 37500.00 EUR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Italy Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 7630.87 5700.53 7902.67 -6389.30 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 8420.80 5117.60 19332.70 -10633.40 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.50 2.80 2.90 -3.70 percent [+]
Imports 37751.33 35086.42 39938.06 5285.80 EUR Million [+]
Exports 45382.20 40786.96 45382.20 5946.40 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 2134121.00 2113580.00 2177794.00 524899.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 104.10 103.10 105.50 83.40 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 11006.50 7180.50 17094.70 -27541.10 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 117.08 148.11 202.52 96.92 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 2451.84 2451.80 2451.84 2451.80 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.74 2.75 3.71 1.98 [+]
Tourism Revenues 5738.24 4658.79 5854.26 1128.47 EUR Million [+]
Weapons Sales 611.00 802.00 1715.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 77.00 81.00 120.00 23.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 2845.00 -2621.00 14203.00 -10787.00 EUR Million [+]

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Italy Imports

In 2017, imports to Italy rose by 9 percent from the previous year to EUR 401 billion, the highest level since 2011. Main imports were: transport (12 percent of total imports); base metals and metal products (10 percent); chemicals (9 percent); textiles, clothing, leather and accessories (8 percent); food, beverages and tobacco (8 percent); machinery and equipment (7 percent); computers, electronic and optical devices (7 percent); pharmaceutical, chemical-medicinal and botanical articles (6 percent); and crude oil (6 percent). Main import partners were: Germany (16 percent of the total imports); France (9 percent); China (7 percent); the Netherlands (6 percent); Spain (5 percent); Belgium and the US (4 percent each); Russia, the UK and Switzerland (3 percent each). This page provides - Italy Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Italy Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

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37751.33 35086.42 39938.06 5285.80 1991 - 2019 EUR Million Monthly
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