Istat presents data on Italy’s foreign trade as well as unit value and volume indices (base year 2010=100) referring to January 2014. The results of the flash estimates on extra-EU trade for January 2014 have been disseminated on February 25th .
- In January 2014 seasonally-adjusted data, compared to December 2013, decreased by 1.5% for outgoing flows and 1.6% for incoming flows. Exports decreased for both areas: -1.7% for EU countries and -1.2% for non EU countries. The decrease of imports is the synthesis of an increase for EU countries (+1.4%) and a drop for non EU countries (-5.3%). Over the last three months, seasonally-adjusted data, in comparison with the previous three months, showed a growth of 1.1% for exports and a fall of 2.1% for imports.
- In January 2014, compared with the same month of the previous year, trade increased by 0.2% for exports (+2.6% for EU area and -2.7% for non EU countries) and fell by 6.6% for imports (-1.6% for EU and -11.9% for non EU countries). The trade balance in January amounted to +0.4 billion Euro (+1.3 billion Euro for EU area and -0.9 billion Euro for non EU countries) (Table 1).