Imports to Italy slipped 5.9 percent from a year earlier to EUR 35.30 billion in November 2019, mainly dragged by lower purchases of transport equipment (-0.2%), namely vehicles (-2.6%); basic metals & metal products (-11.2%); chemicals (-4.7%); machinery & equipment (-1.1%) and electronic products (-5.1%). Imports in Italy averaged 23902.55 EUR Million from 1991 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 40173.09 EUR Million in October of 2018 and a record low of 5285.80 EUR Million in August of 1992. source: National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)

Imports in Italy is expected to be 38020.00 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 34500.00 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 Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
35300.29 37849.49 40173.09 5285.80 1991 - 2019 EUR Million Monthly
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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).

Italy Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4872.00 8057.00 8057.00 -6389.30 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 4921.40 8571.80 19332.70 -10633.40 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.60 2.70 2.90 -3.70 percent [+]
Imports 35300.29 37849.49 40173.09 5285.80 EUR Million [+]
Exports 40172.23 45906.06 45906.06 5946.40 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 2258602.00 2171891.00 2258602.00 524899.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 104.90 104.30 105.50 83.40 points [+]
Capital Flows 8465.90 10142.40 17097.10 -27549.50 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 120.66 125.52 202.52 96.92 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 2451.84 2451.84 2451.84 2451.80 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 3.11 2.74 3.71 1.98 [+]
Tourism Revenues 2399.84 3998.01 6039.00 1128.47 EUR Million [+]
Weapons Sales 611.00 802.00 1715.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 76.00 79.00 120.00 23.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 3214.00 4522.00 14203.00 -10787.00 EUR Million [+]

Italy Imports by Category Last Previous
Manufactured Products 31937.61 30548.16 EUR Million Oct/19
Intermediate Goods 11362.00 11222.00 EUR Million Nov/19
Consumer Goods 10423.00 10555.00 EUR Million Nov/19
Consumer Goods - Non-durable 9949.96 9497.66 EUR Million Oct/19
Investment Goods 9092.00 9083.00 EUR Million Nov/19
Transport 4278.65 4517.06 EUR Million Nov/19
Energy 3953.00 3992.00 EUR Million Nov/19
Metal Products 3508.18 3935.61 EUR Million Nov/19
Chemical & Synthetic Fibre Prds. 3280.29 3218.02 EUR Million Nov/19
Mineral Products 3204.16 3656.56 EUR Million Oct/19
Manufacture of Basic Chemicals 3117.68 3039.87 EUR Million Oct/19
Computer, Electronic and Optical 2843.39 2869.33 EUR Million Nov/19
Food Beverages & Tobacco Products 2594.21 2872.71 EUR Million Nov/19
Machinery & Mechanical Prds. 2582.66 2829.57 EUR Million Nov/19
Textile & Apparel Products 2579.53 2796.90 EUR Million Nov/19
Crude Oil 2045.84 2059.77 EUR Million Nov/19
Electrical Equipment 1585.98 1728.17 EUR Million Nov/19
Consumer Goods - Durable 1500.27 1361.97 EUR Million Oct/19
Agriculture, Forest & Fishing Products 1333.69 1409.42 EUR Million Nov/19
Rubber & Plastic Products 967.51 957.02 EUR Million Oct/19

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