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Top Italy Imports from the World
In 2018, Italy bought US$500.8 billion worth of imported products rising 5.6% since 2014 and up by 10.9% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 Italian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Italy amounted to
$83.1 billion or 16.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $15.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $12.1 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $7.3 billion
  4. Plastics: $5.7 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $5.2 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $3.4 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $2.9 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $2.2 billion
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.9 billion
10. Iron or steel products: $1.7 billion
Top 10 Italian Imports from France

France's exports to Italy amounted to
$43.2 billion or 8.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $5.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $3.3 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $3 billion
  4. Plastics: $2.4 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $2.3 billion
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.1 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $2.1 billion
  8. Live animals: $1.4 billion
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $1.3 billion
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $1.1 billion
Top 10 Italian Imports from China

China's exports to Italy amounted to
$36.3 billion or 7.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $7.6 billion
  2. Machinery: $6.4 billion
  3. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $1.7 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $1.6 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $1.5 billion
  6. Iron and steel: $1.4 billion
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.2 billion
  8. Plastics: $1.2 billion
  9. Knit or crochet clothing: $1.2 billion
10. Leather, animal gut articles: $1 billion
Top 10 Italian Imports from the Netherlands

Dutch exports to Italy amounted to
$27 billion or 5.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $3.8 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $2.1 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1.9 billion
  5. Plastics: $1.7 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $1.2 billion
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.1 billion
  8. Iron and steel: $767.7 million
  9. Meat: $761.1 million
10. Vehicles: $722 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Italy amounted to
$24.4 billion or 4.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $4.9 billion
  2. Plastics: $1.2 billion
  3. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $1.2 billion
  4. Fish: $1.1 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $1.1 billion
  6. Machinery: $960.2 million
  7. Iron and steel: $945 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $853.5 million
  9. Fruits, nuts: $786.9 million
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $711.6 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to Italy amounted to
$22.7 billion or 4.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $4.1 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $3.2 billion
  3. Vehicles: $2.5 billion
  4. Plastics: $2.3 billion
  5. Machinery: $1.6 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $1 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $587 million
  8. Footwear: $523 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $505.2 million
10. Electronic equipment: $462.2 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from the US

America's exports to Italy amounted to
$18.9 billion or 3.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $3.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.7 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.2 billion
  4. Gems, precious metals: $1.3 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $990.1 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $949 million
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $784.8 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $751.6 million
  9. Vehicles: $491.6 million
10. Other chemical goods: $475.4 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from Russia

Russia's exports to Italy amounted to
$16.3 billion or 3.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $13.2 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $1.3 billion
  3. Gems, precious metals: $640.3 million
  4. Aluminum: $253.5 million
  5. Paper: $132.2 million
  6. Wood: $123.2 million
  7. Fertilizers: $80.8 million
  8. Plastics: $67.5 million
  9. Rubber: $60.7 million
10. Copper: $51.9 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Italy amounted to
$13.2 billion or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.6 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.2 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $1.1 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $563.6 million
  6. Plastics: $504.5 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $430 million
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $404.4 million
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $320 million
10. Iron and steel: $308.7 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to Italy amounted to
$12.9 billion or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $2.8 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $2.5 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $2.2 billion
  4. Machinery: $910.8 million
  5. Clocks, watches: $885.7 million
  6. Iron and steel: $400.7 million
  7. Leather, animal gut articles: $365.5 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $306.1 million
  9. Plastics: $289.1 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $254.3 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from Austria

Austria's exports to Italy amounted to
$11.5 billion or 2.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Wood: $1.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.2 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $1.1 billion
  4. Vehicles: $805.5 million
  5. Plastics: $647.8 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $589.8 million
  7. Paper: $495.3 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $415.8 million
  9. Copper: $362.5 million
10. Mineral fuels including oil: $341.1 million
Fastest-Growing Italian Imports 2018
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis