Imports to Italy jumped 5.7 percent from a year earlier to EUR 35.64 billion in September 2018, led by gains in purchases of: crude oil (35.9 percent); natural gas (50 percent); metals (6.9 percent); machinery (7 percent) and pharmaceuticals (9 percent). Meanwhile, imports of food products and vehicles fell 7.4 percent and 2.9 percent, respectively. The rise in imports mainly reflected the increase in purchases from China (14.3 percent), the US (26.3 percent), Belgium (16.4 percent), ASEAN countries (34.2 percent) and Russia (19.7 percent). By contrast, imports fell from Spain (-8.7 percent), Germany (-2.4 percent) and France (-2 percent). Imports in Italy averaged 23397.13 EUR Million from 1991 until 2018, 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.

Imports in Italy is expected to be 32100.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Italy to stand at 37100.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Italy Imports is projected to trend around 37500.00 EUR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Italy Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 1274.37 2491.30 7902.67 -6389.30 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 3154.00 5049.00 19332.70 -10633.40 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.80 2.60 2.90 -3.70 percent [+]
Exports 36915.52 30852.74 42747.61 5946.40 EUR Million [+]
Imports 35641.16 28361.44 38526.50 5285.80 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 2138556.00 2177794.00 2177794.00 524899.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 99.70 99.60 105.50 83.40 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 1040.00 6172.00 17094.70 -27541.10 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 141.61 154.33 202.52 96.92 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 2451.80 2451.80 2451.84 2451.80 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.75 2.36 3.71 1.98 [+]
Tourism Revenues 4814.15 6037.83 6037.83 1128.47 EUR Million [+]
Weapons Sales 660.00 670.00 1715.00 8.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 83.00 80.00 120.00 23.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 153.00 1848.00 14203.00 -10787.00 EUR Million [+]

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Italy Imports

In 2017, imports to Italy rose by 9 percent from the previous year to EUR 401 billion, the highest level since 2011. Main imports were: transport (12 percent of total imports); base metals and metal products (10 percent); chemicals (9 percent); textiles, clothing, leather and accessories (8 percent); food, beverages and tobacco (8 percent); machinery and equipment (7 percent); computers, electronic and optical devices (7 percent); pharmaceutical, chemical-medicinal and botanical articles (6 percent); and crude oil (6 percent). Main import partners were: Germany (16 percent of the total imports); France (9 percent); China (7 percent); the Netherlands (6 percent); Spain (5 percent); Belgium and the US (4 percent each); Russia, the UK and Switzerland (3 percent each). 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
35641.16 28361.44 38526.50 5285.80 1991 - 2018 EUR Million Monthly
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