Istat presents data on Italy’s foreign trade as well as unit value and volume indices (base year 2010=100) referring to February 2013. The results of the flash estimates on extra-EU trade for February 2013 have been disseminated on March 25nd.
- In February 2013 seasonally-adjusted data, compared to January 2013, showed a decrease of 3.0% for exports and 2.6% for imports. The decrease, for exports, was of 0.5% for EU countries and 5.7% for non EU countries. As regards imports the decrease was recorded for EU (-2.0%) and non EU markets (-3.4%). Over the last three months, seasonally-adjusted data, in comparison with the previous three months, showed a decrease of 0.3% for outgoing flows and a drop of 0.8% for incoming flows.
- In February 2013, compared with the same month of the previous year, trade fell by 2.8% for exports (-6.6% for EU area and +2.1% for non EU countries) and decreased by 9.6% for imports (-7.2% for EU and -12.4% for non EU countries). The trade balance amounted to 1.1 billion Euro (0.4 billion Euro for EU area and 0.7 billion Euro for non EU countries).