Istat presents preliminary data on Italy’s foreign trade with non-EU countries in December 2019. The results of the survey on total foreign trade in December 2019 will be disseminated on coming 14 February 2020.
In December 2019 exports to non-EU countries increased by 5.2% and imports decreased by 5.9% compared with the same month of the previous year.
The trade balance showed a surplus of 5,770 million euro compared with a 4,105 million euro surplus in the same month of 2018.
In December 2019, in seasonally adjusted terms, exports decreased by 0.9% and imports decreased by 1.8% compared with November 2019. Over the last three months, seasonally adjusted data showed a 1.8% increase in outgoing flows and a 4.4% decrease in incoming flows in comparison with the previous three months.
In the year 2019 exports to non-EU countries increased by 3.8% and imports decreased by 1.8% compared with 2018.
In 2019 the trade balance registered a surplus of 37,613 million euro compared to the surplus of 26,918 million euro in 2018; excluding energy, the surplus was equal to 75,575 million euro, up compared with a 69,169 million euro surplus in 2018.