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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 2015=100) referring to July 2018.

  • In July 2018 seasonally-adjusted data, compared to June 2018, decreased for outgoing flows (-2.6%) and increased for incoming flows and (+2.4%). Exports fell for both non EU and EU countries (-5.5% and -0.4% respectively). Imports raised for non EU countries (+3.6%) and for EU countries (+1.5%). Over the last three months, seasonally-adjusted data, compared to the three months earlier, showed an increase for exports (+1.2%) and for imports (+3.0%).
  • In July 2018, compared with the same month of the previous year, both exports (+6.8%) and import (+10.8%) increased. Outgoing flows raised by 8.5% for EU countries and for 4.8% for non EU countries. Incoming flows increased by 17.8% for non EU area and by 6.2% for EU area. The trade balance in July 2018 amounted to +5,676 million Euros (+2,999 million Euros for non EU area and +2,677 million Euros for EU countries).

Reference period: July 2018

Date of Issue: 17 September 2018

Next release: October 16th 2018