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Foreign trade and industrial import prices

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In July 2019 seasonally-adjusted data, compared to June 2019, decreased for outgoing flows (-2.3%) and for incoming flows (-0.5%). Exports fell for both non EU countries (-3.9%) and for EU countries (-1.1%). Imports decreased by -1.1% for EU countries and increased by +0.3% for non EU countries.

Over the last three months, seasonally-adjusted data, compared to the three months earlier, increased for exports (+1.5%) and was stable for imports.

In July 2019, compared with the same month of the previous year, both exports and imports rose (+6.2% and +1.8% respectively). Outgoing flows increased by +8.0% for non EU countries and by +4.7% for EU countries. Incoming flows rose either for EU non area and EU area (+2.8% and +1.0% respectively). The trade balance in July 2019 amounted to +7,631 million Euros (+4,056 million Euros for non EU area and +3,575 million Euros for EU countries).

In July 2019, the total import prices index decreased by 0.1% compared to the previous month (unchanged for the euro zone and decreased by 0.2% for the non-euro zone); the total twelve-month rate of change decreased by 1.8% (decreased by 0.2% for the euro zone and by 3.5% for the non-euro zone).

The quarterly total index of import prices decreased by 0.1% compared to the previous period (decreased by 0.1% for the euro zone and by 0.2% for the non-euro zone).

Reference period: July 2019

Date of Issue: 18 September 2019

Next release: 18 October 2019

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The documents published before 17 March, 2016 are available in the archives of Foreign trade and Industrial import prices