Italy Imports  1991-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Italy increased 6.1 percent to €30.42 billion in December 2016 from €32.90 billion a year earlier, led by gains in purchases of: Vehicles (29.3 percent); machinery and equipment (25 percent); coke and refined petroleum products (21.8 percent); crude oil (16.4 percent); and base metals (13.3 percent). The rise in imports mainly reflected the increase in purchases from OPEC countries (67.7 percent), Turkey (29.7 percent), ASEAN countries (24.4 percent), MERCOSUR countries (17 percent) and Czech Republic (12.8 percent). Considering the full year of 2016, imports shrank 1.4 percent to €365.4 billion, due to lower purchases of natural gas (-28.5 percent) and crude oil (-20.4 percent). The drop in imports was mainly determined by lower purchases from Russia (-26.3 percent). Imports in Italy averaged 22672.65 EUR Million from 1991 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 38526.50 EUR Million in March of 2011 and a record low of 5285.80 EUR Million in August of 1992.

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Italy Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 5797.75 4190.12 7902.67 -6389.30 EUR Million [+]
Exports 36214.33 37088.66 41260.20 5946.40 EUR Million [+]
Imports 30416.58 32898.54 38526.50 5285.80 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 5535.00 4555.00 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 113.10 115.30 115.60 91.40 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 16146.00 -1165.00 16541.10 -27627.60 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 160.68 174.42 221.00 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 2014.30 -3734.90 14203.00 -10786.60 EUR Million [+]
Terrorism Index 2.36 3.36 3.71 1.98 [+]
Tourism Revenues 1879.00 1944.00 5022.00 1128.47 EUR Million [+]
Weapons Sales 570.00 743.00 1714.00 8.00 USD Million [+]


Italy Imports by Category Last
volume - Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas 104322.58 KILOGRAM Million Dec/15
value - Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas 35685.04 EUR Million Dec/15
Manufactured Products 20275.45 EUR Million Aug/16
volume - Coal and Lignite 19572.74 KILOGRAM Million Dec/15
volume - Coke & Refined Petroleum Produ 19374.93 KILOGRAM Million Dec/15
Intermediate Goods 9846.00 EUR Million Sep/16
Consumer Goods 9072.00 EUR Million Sep/16
Investment Goods 8263.00 EUR Million Sep/16
Consumer Goods - Non-durable 7639.34 EUR Million Aug/16
value - Coke & Refined Petroleum Produc 7327.80 EUR Million Dec/15
Transport 3929.55 EUR Million Sep/16
Metal Products 3216.21 EUR Million Sep/16
Energy 3034.00 EUR Million Sep/16
Chemical & Synthetic Fibre Prds. 2896.18 EUR Million Sep/16
Textile & Apparel Products 2808.06 EUR Million Sep/16
Mineral Products 2583.47 EUR Million Aug/16
Food Beverages & Tobacco Products 2564.91 EUR Million Sep/16
Machinery & Mechanical Prds. 2491.90 EUR Million Sep/16
Extraction of Crude Petroleum & Natura 2320.16 EUR Million Aug/16
Computer, Electronic and Optical 2317.17 EUR Million Sep/16

Italy Imports Notes

Since 2011 Italian imports has been steady decreasing. In 2014, it has reached EUR 355 Billion, down 1.6 percent from the previous year as the cost of natural gas and petroleum shipments declined. Italy imports mostly: fuel (16.5 percent of total imports); metals and metal products (10 percent), chemicals (9.6 percent); transportation equipment (8 percent); food, beverages and tobacco and textiles and clothing. In 2014, main import partners were: Germany (15 percent of the total imports), France (8.5 percent), China (6.4 percent), Netherlands (5.7 percent) and Russia (5.6 percent). This page provides - Italy Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Italy Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
30416.58 32898.54 38526.50 5285.80 1991 - 2016 EUR Million Monthly
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