Istat presents preliminary data on Italy’s foreign trade with non-EU countries in March 2017. The results of the survey on total foreign trade in March 2017 will be disseminated on coming 17 May.
In March 2017 exports to non-EU countries increased by 15.1% and imports increased by 19.1% compared with the same month of the previous year. The trade balance showed a surplus of 4,143 million euro compared with a 4,033 million euro surplus in the same month of 2016.
In March 2017, in seasonally-adjusted terms, exports increased by 6.5% and imports increased by 0.5% compared with February 2017. Over the last three months, seasonally-adjusted data showed a 4.7% increase in outgoing flows and a 6.7% increase in incoming flows in comparison with the previous three months.
In the period January-March 2017 exports to non-EU countries increased by 12.4% and imports increased by 17.8% compared with the same period of 2016. The trade balance
registered a surplus of 4,968 million euro compared to the surplus of 6,153 million euro in the same period of 2016. Excluding energy, the trade balance presented a surplus of 13,823 million euro (Table 3) compared with a 11,674 million euro surplus in January-March 2016.