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Istat presents preliminary data on Italy's foreign trade with non-EU countries in April 2012. The results of the survey on total foreign trade in April 2012 will be disseminated on coming 15 June.
In April 2012, exports to non-EU countries increased by 2.3% and imports decreased by 8.1% compared with the same month of the previous year. The trade balance showed a deficit of 904 million euro (Table 1) compared with a 2,516 million euro deficit in the same month of 2011.
In April 2012, in seasonally-adjusted terms, exports decreased by 0.8% and imports increased by 2.6% compared with March 2012. Over the last three months, seasonally-adjusted data showed a 2.6% increase in outgoing flows and a 0.5% increase in incoming flows in comparison with the previous three months.
In the period January-April 2012 exports to non-EU countries increased by 8.0% and imports decreased by 3.7% compared with the same period of 2011. The trade balance registered a deficit of 7,052 million euro compared to the deficit of 13,501 million euro in the same period of 2011. Excluding energy, the trade balance presented a surplus of 15,499 million euro (Table 3) compared with a 7,033 million euro surplus in January-April 2011.
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