In October 2018 seasonally-adjusted data, compared to September 2018, increased both for outgoing flows (+2.5%) and for incoming flows (+2.1%). Exports rose both for non EU countries and EU countries (+5.3% and +0.4% respectively). Imports rose for EU countries (+3.8%) and decreased for non EU countries (-0.1%).
Over the last three months, seasonally-adjusted data, compared to the three months earlier, showed an increase for exports (+1.0%) and for imports (+2.7%).
In October 2018, compared with the same month of the previous year, exports and imports raised (+9.6% and +14.2% respectively). Outgoing flows increased by +11.5% for non EU countries and by +8.1% for EU countries. Incoming flows rose by +24.8% for non EU area and by +7.9% for EU area. The trade balance in October amounted to +3,784 million Euros (+3,040 million Euros for non EU area and +744 million Euros for EU countries).
In October 2018 the total import prices index increased by 1.3% compared to the previous month (the index increased by 2.3% for the non-euro zone and stayed unchanged for the euro zone); the total twelve-month rate of change increased by 5.5% (respectively increased by 1.1% for the euro zone and by 9.7% for the non-euro zone).
The quarterly total index of import prices increased by 1.3% compared to the previous period, it increased by 0.3% for the euro zone and by 1.9% for the non-euro zone.