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Italian exports rose sequentially in September, imports fall
Italian exports rose 1.2 percent sequentially in September, whereas imports dropped 0.2 percent. For non-EU nations and EU countries, exports rose 2.5 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively. Imports rose 1.9 percent for non-EU nations and dropped 1.6 percent for EU nations. Over the last three months, seasonally-adjusted data, compared to the previous three months, dropped either for exports or for imports.
On a year-on-year basis, exports rose 6.2 percent and imports rose 2.1 percent. For non EU nations, exports rose 9.5 percent and by 4 percent for EU nations. Imports rose 4.5 percent for EU area and dropped 1.2 percent for non EU area. The trade balance in September 2019 amounted to EUR +2,779 million.
The total import prices index stayed unchanged in September on a sequential basis. The total 12-momth pace of change dropped 2.7 percent. The quarterly total index of import prices dropped 1.3 percent compared to the previous period.