Italian exports outside EU gain 1.3% in 2013
Non-EU imports plummet by 9.5%, Istat says23 January, 15:01
Exports in 2013 were lifted by all the main product groups barring energy, which slumped 13.3%, and intermediary goods, which fell 4.5%. Export flows to most markets gained last year, with the exception of sales to India, which slumped 11.1%, to Switzerland which fell 10.8% and to Turkey which dropped 4.8%. The most dynamic markets in 2013 were the Mercosur grouping made up of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela which gained 14.8%, China which advanced 9.5%, Russia which gained 8.2% and Japan with a 7% increase in purchases from Italy.