In April 2023 seasonally-adjusted data, compared to March 2023, decreased by -1.7% for exports and increased by +5.3% for imports. Exports towards EU countries decreased by -1,5% and declined -2,0% for non-EU countries. Imports increased for non-EU countries (+13.9%) and decreased slightly for EU countries (-0.6%).
Over the last three months, seasonally-adjusted data, compared to the previous three months, dropped both for exports (-2.2%) and for imports (-6.5%).
In April 2023, compared with the same month of the previous year, exports decreased by -5.4% and imports dropped by -12.3%. Outgoing flows decreased by -5.7% for EU countries and by -4.9% for non-EU countries. Incoming flows decreased by -5.6% for EU area and dropped by -19.4% for non-EU area.
In April 2023, trade balance registered a surplus of +318 million Euros (-921 million Euros deficit for EU countries and +1,239 million Euros surplus for non-EU countries). Excluding energy, trade balance surplus reached +6,047 million Euros.
In April 2023, import prices decrease by 1.0% on monthly basis (-0.3% for the euro zone, -1.6% for the non-euro zone). Over the last three months, compared to the previous three months, import prices decreased by 5.6% (-0.5% for the euro zone, -10.1% for the non-euro zone).
Import prices, compared to the same month a year ago, decrease by 6.2% in April 2023 (+1.3% for the euro zone and -12.3% for the non-euro zone).