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Foreign trade and import prices

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Istat presents data on Italy’s foreign trade as well as unit value and volume indices (base year 2010=100) referring to June 2017.

  • In June 2017 seasonally-adjusted data, compared to May 2017, decreased by 1.0% for outgoing flows and by 2.9% for incoming flows. Exports decreased for non EU countries (-1.5%) and for EU countries (-0.5%). Imports decreased for both areas: by 5.3% for non EU countries and by 1.3% for EU countries. Over the last three months, seasonally-adjusted data, in comparison with the previous three months, showed a growth of 0.6% for exports and of 0.9% for imports.
  • In June 2017, compared with the same month of the previous year, exports and imports increased (+8.2% and +9.9% respectively). Outgoing flows increased by 8.3% for non EU countries and by 8.2% for EU countries. Incoming flows increased by 12.0% for non EU area and by 8.6% for EU area. The trade balance in June amounted to
    +4.5 billion Euros (+1.2 billion Euros for EU area and +3.3 billion Euros for non EU countries).

The import price index measures the evolution of prices for industrial products bought by industrial and commercial enterprises in Italy, both in the euro zone and the non-euro zone. Since June 2010 indices are compiled in the reference base 2010.

In June 2017 the total import price index decreased by 0.5% compared to the previous month (the index increased by 0.1% for the euro zone and decreased by 1.1% for the non-euro zone); the total twelve-month rate of change increased by 1.7% (respectively increased by 1.8% for the euro zone and by 1.6% for the non-euro zone).

The quarterly total index decreased by 0.6% compared with the previous period and by 1.4% for the non-euro zone; as long as it increased by 0.5% for the euro zone.

Reference period: June 2017

Date of Issue: 10 August 2017

Next release: September 18th 2017