Istat presents preliminary data on Italy’s foreign trade with non-EU countries in September 2016. The results of the survey on total foreign trade in September 2016 will be disseminated on coming 17 November.
In September 2016 exports to non-EU countries increased by 2.7% and imports decreased by 7.9% compared with the same month of the previous year. The trade balance showed a surplus of 2,880 million euro compared with a 1,426 million euro surplus in the same month of 2015.
In September 2016, in seasonally-adjusted terms, exports increased by 0.5% and imports decreased by 4.1% compared with August 2016. Over the last three months, seasonally-adjusted data of outgoing flows showed a 0.2% increase in outgoing flows and a 1.0% increase in incoming flows in comparison with the previous three months.
In the period January-September 2016 exports to non-EU countries decreased by 2.6% and imports decreased by 7.8% compared with the same period of 2015. The trade balance registered a surplus of 26,367 million euro compared to the surplus of 20,913 million euro in the same period of 2015. Excluding energy, the trade balance presented a surplus of 44,847 million euro (Table 3) compared with a 45,091 million euro surplus in January-September 2015.