Istat presents data on Italy’s foreign trade as well as unit value and volume indices (base year 2010=100) referring to February 2014. The results of the flash estimates on extra-EU trade for February 2014 have been disseminated on March 25th .
- In February 2014 seasonally-adjusted data, compared to January, decreased by 0.9% for outgoing flows and 0.1% for incoming flows. Exports decreased for non EU countries (-2.3%) and increased for EU countries (+0.4%). The fall in imports is due to the decrease in purchases by EU countries (-1.5%). Over the last three months, seasonally-adjusted data, in comparison with the previous three months, showed a growth of 2.5% for exports and a fall of 0.1% for imports.
- In February 2014, compared with the same month of the previous year, trade increased by 3.0% for exports (+5.3% for EU area and +0.2% for non EU countries) and fell by 2.2% for imports (+0.2% for EU and -5.2% for non EU countries). The trade balance in February amounted to +2.6 billion Euro (+1.3 billion Euro for EU area and +1.4 billion Euro for non EU countries) (Table 1).