Imports to Italy rose 3.4 percent from a year earlier to EUR 37.29 billion in November of 2018, boosted by higher purchases of manufacturing products (2.9 percent), namely base metals and metal products (0.1 percent); computer and electronics (4.6 percent); machinery and appliances (1.4 percent) and textiles and clothing (4.8 percent). In addition, imports of mining and quarrying products rose 13.5 percent and products of waste treatment and rehabilitation activities advanced 1.9 percent. Increases were seen in purchases from China (24.2 percent); OPEC countries (12.6 percent); France (1.3 percent) and Belgium (8.3 percent). On the other hand, imports declined from the US (-9.1 percent); Germany (-1.2 percent); the Netherlands (-7.8 percent) and the UK (-13.5 percent). Imports in Italy averaged 23487.95 EUR Million from 1991 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 39932.08 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 38700.00 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 34400.00 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 3843.00 3784.00 7902.67 -6389.30 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 4805.70 6043.50 19332.70 -10633.40 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.80 2.60 2.90 -3.70 percent [+]
Imports 37287.60 39932.08 39932.08 5285.80 EUR Million [+]
Exports 41130.98 43715.80 43715.80 5946.40 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 2139097.00 2138556.00 2177794.00 524899.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 98.80 99.50 105.50 83.40 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 9983.00 2146.90 17094.70 -27541.10 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 148.20 141.61 202.52 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 2233.92 3670.03 5821.17 1128.47 EUR Million [+]
Weapons Sales 660.00 670.00 1715.00 8.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 83.00 80.00 120.00 23.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 846.00 879.00 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 January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
37287.60 39932.08 39932.08 5285.80 1991 - 2018 EUR Million Monthly
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