In August 2021 seasonally-adjusted data, compared to July 2021, increased by +0.6% for outgoing flows and by +5.4% for incoming flows. Exports grew for EU countries (+6.0%) and dropped for non EU countries (-5.0%). Imports rose by +4.6% for EU countries and by +6.6% for non EU countries.
Over the last three months, seasonally-adjusted data, compared to the previous three months, increased by +3.4% for exports and by +5.8% for imports.
In August 2021, compared with the same month of the previous year, both exports and imports grew (+17.8% and +31.7% respectively). Outgoing flows increased by +19.9% for EU countries and by +15.8% for non EU countries. Incoming flows rose by +25.1% for EU area and by +39.9% for non EU area. The trade balance in August 2021 amounted to +1,316 million Euros (-281 million Euros for EU countries and +1,597 million Euros for non EU countries).
In August 2021, import prices increased by 0.9% on monthly basis (+0.7% for the euro zone, +1.1% for the non-euro zone). Over the last three months, compared to the previous three months, import prices increased by 3.0% (+2.2% for the euro zone, +3.9% for the non-euro zone).
Import prices, compared to the same month a year ago, increased by 12.0% in August 2021 (+8.0% for the euro zone, +16.1% for the non-euro zone).