Top Italy Imports from the World
In 2015, Italy bought US$409.1 billion worth of imported products down by 26.8% since 2011 and down by 13.7% from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Italian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Italy amounted to
$63 billion or 15.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $11 billion
  2. Machinery: $9.6 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $5.6 billion
  4. Plastics: $4.7 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $2.8 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $2.5 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $2.2 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $1.9 billion
  9. Dairy, eggs, honey: $1.4 billion
10. Other chemical goods: $1.3 billion
Top 10 Italian Imports from France

France's exports to Italy amounted to
$35.5 billion or 8.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $3 billion
  3. Plastics: $2.3 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $2.1 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $2.1 billion
  6. Oil: $1.8 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $1.6 billion
  8. Live animals: $1.1 billion
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $1.1 billion
10. Organic chemicals: $871 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from China

China's exports to Italy amounted to
$31.3 billion or 7.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $5.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $5 billion
  3. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $1.8 billion
  4. Iron and steel: $1.6 billion
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $1.4 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $1.3 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $1.1 billion
  8. Leather, animal gut articles: $1.1 billion
  9. Footwear: $1.1 billion
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1 billion
Top 10 Italian Imports from Netherlands

Dutch exports to Italy amounted to
$22.9 billion or 5.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $3.2 billion
  3. Oil: $1.7 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1.4 billion
  5. Plastics: $1.4 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $1.3 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $1 billion
  8. Meat: $716 million
  9. Iron and steel: $636.6 million
10. Other chemical goods: $448.3 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Italy amounted to
$20.4 billion or 5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.9 billion
  2. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $1.2 billion
  3. Plastics: $993.7 million
  4. Fish: $845.1 million
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $784.4 million
  6. Machinery: $765.9 million
  7. Iron and steel: $756.5 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $721.4 million
  9. Fruits, nuts: $719.2 million
10. Electronic equipment: $689.6 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to Italy amounted to
$18.8 billion or 4.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Organic chemicals: $3.2 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $3.1 billion
  3. Plastics: $2 billion
  4. Machinery: $1.4 billion
  5. Vehicles: $1.3 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $899.4 million
  7. Iron and steel: $602 million
  8. Gems, precious metals: $550.3 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $425.8 million
10. Electronic equipment: $416.8 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from Russia

Russia's exports to Italy amounted to
$15.8 billion or 3.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $12.5 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $1.1 billion
  3. Inorganic chemicals: $448.7 million
  4. Gems, precious metals: $323.8 million
  5. Copper: $223.5 million
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $215.6 million
  7. Aluminum: $209.1 million
  8. Paper: $110.7 million
  9. Fertilizers: $92.1 million
10. Wood: $83.9 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from the US

America's exports to Italy amounted to
$15.7 billion or 3.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $3.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.4 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $984.7 million
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $922.7 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $895.9 million
  6. Gems, precious metals: $824 million
  7. Oil: $781 million
  8. Vehicles: $610.3 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $457.7 million
10. Plastics: $345.5 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to Italy amounted to
$12 billion or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $2.6 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $2.4 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $2.1 billion
  4. Clocks and watches: $1.1 billion
  5. Machinery: $800.2 million
  6. Iron and steel: $261.1 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $259.2 million
  8. Plastics: $257.2 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $223.3 million
10. Leather, animal gut articles: $201.6 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Italy amounted to
$11.7 billion or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.4 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.2 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $976.2 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $551.2 million
  6. Plastics: $494.8 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $364.1 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $297.6 million
  9. Oil: $268.2 million
10. Iron and steel: $265.9 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from Poland

Poland's exports to Italy amounted to
$9.5 billion or 2.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.4 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $908 million
  4. Meat: $466.1 million
  5. Tobacco: $372 million
  6. Plastics: $343.1 million
  7. Railway, tram equipment: $309 million
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $274.7 million
  9. Iron and steel: $249.8 million
10. Rubber: $225.9 million
Fastest-Growing Italian Imports 2015
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