Istat presents preliminary data on Italy’s foreign trade with non-EU countries in January 2014. The results of the survey on total foreign trade in January 2014 will be disseminated on coming 18 March.
In January 2014, exports to non-EU countries decreased by 2.7% and imports decreased by 11.9% compared with the same month of the previous year. The trade balance showed a deficit of 894 million euro (Table 1) compared with a 2,376 million euro deficit in the same month of 2013.
In January 2014, in seasonally-adjusted terms, exports decreased by 1.1% and imports decreased by 5.2% compared with December 2013. Over the last three months, seasonally-adjusted data showed a stationary pattern (0,0%) in outgoing flows and a 2.9% decrease in incoming flows in comparison with the previous three months.