In March 2021 seasonally-adjusted data, compared to February 2021, increased by +3.2% for outgoing flows and by +6.0% for incoming flows. Exports rose for both EU countries (+3.7%) and non EU countries (+2.6%). Imports increased by +5.4% for EU countries and by +6.8% for non EU countries.
Over the last three months, seasonally-adjusted data, compared to the previous three months, increased by +2.6% for exports and by +5.0% for imports.
In March 2021, compared with the same month of the previous year, both exports and imports grew (+28.1% and +35.1% respectively). Outgoing flows increased by +32.6% for EU countries and by +23.2% for non EU countries. Incoming flows rose by +35.2% for EU area and by +35.1% for non EU area. The trade balance in March 2021 amounted to +5,190 million Euros (+384 million Euros for EU countries and +4,806 million Euros for non EU countries).
In March 2021, import prices increased by 1.9% on monthly basis (+1.4% for the euro zone, +2.5% for the non-euro zone). Over the last three months, compared to the previous three months, import prices increased by 3.1% (+1.6% for the euro zone, +4.7% for the non-euro zone).
Import prices, compared to the same month a year ago, increased by 4.2% in March 2021 (+2.2% for the euro zone and +6.4% for the non-euro zone).