Italian exports and imports decreased in April 2020

In April 2020, compared to March 2020, exports fell for both EU countries (-32.7%) and non EU countries (-37.3%). Imports decreased by 22.8% for EU countries and by 12.5% for non EU countries.

Over the last three months, seasonally-adjusted data, compared to the previous three months, dropped for both exports (-18.9%) and imports (-18.3%).

In April 2020, compared with the same month of the previous year, both exports and imports fell (-41.6% and -33,7% respectively). Outgoing flows decreased by 39.4% for EU countries and by 44.0% for non EU countries. Incoming flows dropped by 34.6% for EU area and by 32.5% for non EU area.

The trade balance in April 2020 amounted to -1,157 million Euros (-1,004 million Euros for EU area and -153 million Euros for non EU countries).

In April 2020, import prices decreased by 2.7% on a monthly basis (-1.0% for the euro zone, -4.3% for the non-euro zone). Over the last three months, compared to the previous three months, import prices decreased by 4.3% (-0.6% for the euro zone and -7.6% for the non-euro zone).

Import prices decreased by 8.0% in April 2020, compared to the same month a year ago (-1.8% for the euro zone and by -13.8% for the non-euro zone).

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