Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) rose to 59.4% in Italy in 2017

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Italy | May 17, 2019
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Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 59.4 % in 2017 in Italy, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 5.91 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Italy reached an all time high of 59.4 % in 2017 and an all time low of 25.4 % in 1960. When compared to Italy's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Austria amounted to 104 %, 62.9 % in France, 155 % in Slovenia and 119 % in Switzerland in 2017.

Italy has been ranked 114th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 25 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria % 105% 105% 104% 104% 102%
Belgium % 163% 164% 162% 165% 160%
Croatia % 81.1% 82.6% 85.0% 88.6% 93.9%
France % 58.8% 59.7% 59.8% 60.5% 61.8%
Germany % 84.7% 85.9% 84.8% 84.4% 85.7%
Hungary % 167% 166% 164% 169% 170%
Italy % 55.6% 56.2% 55.5% 55.8% 56.9%
Slovenia % 139% 142% 143% 144% 145%
Spain % 58.1% 59.9% 61.2% 63.0% 63.5%
Switzerland % 122% 124% 132% 117% 113%