Italy Balance of Trade  1991-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The trade surplus in Italy increased 6.2 percent year-on-year to EUR 4.2 billion in November of 2016, above market expectations of a EUR 3.84 billion surplus. Exports jumped 5.7 percent, following a 2.2 percent drop in October and imports increased at a slightly slower 5.6 percent, recovering from a 1.6 percent fall in October. Balance of Trade in Italy averaged 705.55 EUR Million from 1991 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 7902.67 EUR Million in July of 2015 and a record low of -6389.30 EUR Million in January of 2011.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-17 09:00 AM Sep €3.67B €2.49B €2.85B €3.66B
2016-12-16 09:00 AM Oct €4.3B €3.66B €4.21B €3.51B
2017-01-17 09:00 AM Nov €4.2B €4.3B €3.84B €3.8B
2017-02-16 09:00 AM Dec €4.2B
2017-03-17 09:00 AM Jan
2017-04-14 08:00 AM Feb




Italy Trade Surplus Widens In November


The trade surplus in Italy increased 6.2 percent year-on-year to EUR 4.2 billion in November of 2016, above market expectations of a EUR 3.84 billion surplus. Exports jumped 5.7 percent, following a 2.2 percent drop in October and imports increased at a slightly slower 5.6 percent, recovering from a 1.6 percent fall in October.

Exports reached EUR 37.1 billion in November, boosted by sales of vehicles, excluding motor vehicles (+18.4 percent), motor vehicles (+13.7 percent) and chemicals and chemical products (+13.4 percent). Among main export partners, increases were recorded in shipments to the United States (+15.3 percent), Japan (+14.1 percent) and China (+12.8 percent) and within the European Union, Czech Republic (+12.7 percent), Romania (+9.1 percent) and Germany (+7 percent).

Imports increased to EUR 32.9 billion on higher purchases of motor vehicles (+27.8 percent), means of transport, except motor vehicles (+12.3 percent) and machinery and equipment (+11.6 percent). Imports from the EU countries increased 8.1 percent and those to non-EU countries rose 1.6 percent. 

Considering the first eleven months of 2016, the trade surplus increased by EUR 9.6 billion to EUR 45.8 billion, as exports edged up 0.7 percent and imports fell 2 percent. 

Istat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
1/17/2017 10:49:00 AM



Italy Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4202.85 4299.23 7902.67 -6389.30 EUR Million [+]
Exports 37123.10 35889.06 41260.20 5946.40 EUR Million [+]
Imports 32920.25 31589.84 38526.50 5285.80 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 4639.80 5928.40 19332.70 -10633.40 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.20 0.90 2.90 -3.70 percent [+]
External Debt 2141267.00 858737.00 2141267.00 524899.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 115.30 114.60 115.60 91.40 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -1165.30 5987.60 16541.10 -27627.60 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 174.42 159.26 221.00 97.00 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 2451.84 2451.84 2451.84 2451.84 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 90.00 80.00 120.00 62.65 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -3734.90 6265.00 14203.00 -10786.60 EUR Million [+]
Terrorism Index 2.36 3.36 3.71 1.98 [+]
Tourism Revenues 1967.44 3165.89 5021.72 1128.47 EUR Million [+]
Weapons Sales 570.00 743.00 1714.00 8.00 USD Million [+]



Italy Balance of Trade Notes

Since February of 2013, Italy has been recording consistent trade surpluses due to a reduction in imports and rising exports. In 2014 as a whole, the country posted the biggest trade surplus since 1993. In recent years, the biggest trade surpluses were recorded with the United States, France, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom and the biggest trade deficits with China, Netherlands, Germany and Russia. This page provides the latest reported value for - Italy Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Italy Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4202.85 4299.23 7902.67 -6389.30 1991 - 2016 EUR Million Monthly
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