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Extra-Eu foreign trade

Istat presents preliminary data on Italy’s foreign trade with non-EU countries in June 2012. The results of the survey on total foreign trade in June 2012 will be disseminated on coming 9 August.

In June 2012, exports to non-EU countries increased by 12.4% and imports decreased by 7,1% compared with the same month of the previous year. The trade balance showed a surplus of 1,519 million euro compared with a 1,389 million euro deficit in the same month of 2011.

In June 2012, in seasonally-adjusted terms, exports decreased by 2.8% and imports decreased by 5.9% compared with May 2012. Over the last three months, seasonally-adjusted data showed a 4.8% increase in outgoing flows and a 1.0% decrease in incoming flows in comparison with the previous three months.

In the first half of 2012 exports to non-EU countries increased by 9.9% and imports decreased by 3.8% compared with the same period of 2011. The trade balance registered a deficit of 5,216 million euro compared to the deficit of 16,767 million euro in the same period of 2011. Excluding energy, the trade balance presented a surplus of 26,963 million euro compared with a 13,256 million euro surplus in January-June 2011.

Reference period: June 2012

Date of Issue: 24 July 2012



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