In December 2010, compared with the same month of the previous year, trade raised by 21.2% for exports (23.0% for EU countries and 19.2% for non EU area) and by 31.5% (+48.4% for non EU and +19.7% for EU countries) for imports. The trade balance amounts to -2.7 billion Euro (table 1) compared with -138 million Euro registered in the same month of 2009.
· December 2010 seasonally-adjusted data, compared to November, presented an increase in exports (+1.1%) with a higher performance for EU area (+1.3%) and a lower increase (+0.8%) for extra EU countries. The rise of imports was more intensive (+1.5%), in particular for extra-EU markets (+3%) rather than EU countries (+0.1%). Over the last three months, seasonally- adjusted data, in comparison with the previous three months, showed an increase of 3.7% in outgoing flows and of 5.3% in incoming flows.
· In the year 2010 trade increased by 15.7% for exports (16.7% for non EU countries and 14.9% for EU area) and by 22.6% (29.8 for non EU and 17.2% for EU countries) for imports. The trade balance showed a deficit of 27.3 billion Euro (table 1) which worsened the result of -5.9 billion Euro registered in the same period of the previous year.
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