(ANSA) – ROME, 07 AGO – ISTAT said Friday that foreign trade
bounced back in June, with imports increasing 16.1% with respect
to May and exports up 14.4%.
“Exports rose for both EU countries (+13.3%) and non EU
countries (+15.6%),” the national statistics agency said.
“Imports grew by +14.0% for EU countries and by +19.2% for non
The agency added, however that exports and imports dropped 24.8%
and 21.8% respectively over the last three months compared to
the previous three months, according to seasonally-adjusted
This was due to the decline registered during the coronavirus
lockdown, especially in April.
“In June 2020, compared with the same month of the previous
year, both exports and imports fell (-12.1% and -15.6%
respectively),” ISTAT said.
The year-on-year drop in exports in June was significantly lower
than that for May (-30.4%) and
In June 2020, import prices increased by 0.1% on monthly basis
(-0.1% for the euro zone, +0.2% for the non-euro zone), ISTAT
Over the last three months import prices decreased by 4.7%
(-1.3% for the euro zone and -8.0% for the non-euro zone)
compared to the previous three months. (ANSA).
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