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Top Italy Imports from the World
In 2016, Italy bought US$404.6 billion worth of imported products down by -17.3% since 2012 and down by -1.1% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Italian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Italy amounted to
$65.8 billion or 16.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $12.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $10.1 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $6.1 billion
  4. Plastics: $4.6 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $2.9 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $2.5 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $2 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $1.7 billion
  9. Other chemical goods: $1.4 billion
10. Dairy, eggs, honey: $1.3 billion
Top 10 Italian Imports from France

France's exports to Italy amounted to
$35.9 billion or 8.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $4.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $3.1 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $2.3 billion
  4. Plastics: $2.2 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $2.2 billion
  6. Iron and steel: $1.5 billion
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.3 billion
  8. Live animals: $1.1 billion
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $1.1 billion
10. Gems, precious metals: $964.7 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from China

China's exports to Italy amounted to
$30.2 billion or 7.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $5.6 billion
  2. Machinery: $5.3 billion
  3. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $1.6 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1.3 billion
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $1.2 billion
  6. Iron and steel: $1.2 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $1.1 billion
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.1 billion
  9. Leather, animal gut articles: $1 billion
10. Footwear: $969.8 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from the Netherlands

Dutch exports to Italy amounted to
$22.3 billion or 5.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $3.4 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.4 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1.4 billion
  5. Plastics: $1.4 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $967.5 million
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $831.2 million
  8. Meat: $681.2 million
  9. Iron and steel: $553.3 million
10. Vehicles: $528.2 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Italy amounted to
$21.6 billion or 5.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $4.9 billion
  2. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $1.3 billion
  3. Plastics: $997.9 million
  4. Fish: $956 million
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $914.1 million
  6. Machinery: $800.6 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $722.7 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $663.2 million
  9. Iron and steel: $646.7 million
10. Other chemical goods: $629.7 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to Italy amounted to
$19.5 billion or 4.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $3.5 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $3.3 billion
  3. Plastics: $2 billion
  4. Machinery: $1.5 billion
  5. Vehicles: $1.4 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $940.8 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $485.1 million
  8. Iron and steel: $458.9 million
  9. Footwear: $429.1 million
10. Electronic equipment: $429 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from the US

America's exports to Italy amounted to
$15.3 billion or 3.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $4 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.1 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $964.2 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $924 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $822.3 million
  6. Gems, precious metals: $703.7 million
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $640.6 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $579 million
  9. Vehicles: $536.3 million
10. Plastics: $360.8 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Italy amounted to
$12.2 billion or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.4 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.2 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $964.9 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $521.7 million
  6. Plastics: $473.2 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $430.8 million
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $407.2 million
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $312.9 million
10. Other chemical goods: $230.2 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from Russia

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

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $9.1 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $965.5 million
  3. Gems, precious metals: $483.3 million
  4. Aluminum: $234.4 million
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $162.4 million
  6. Paper: $98 million
  7. Wood: $86 million
  8. Copper: $77.6 million
  9. Cereal, milk preparations: $73.9 million
10. Rubber: $62.7 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from Switzerland

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

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $2.5 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals: $2.4 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $2.1 billion
  4. Cereals: $1 billion
  5. Machinery: $807.3 million
  6. Plastics: $246.1 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $245.7 million
  8. Iron and steel: $243 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $223.6 million
10. Leather, animal gut articles: $218.8 million
Top 10 Italian Imports from Poland

Poland's exports to Italy amounted to
$9.7 billion or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.5 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $957 million
  4. Meat: $466.8 million
  5. Plastics: $354.2 million
  6. Furniture, lighting, signs: $285.2 million
  7. Tobacco: $238.6 million
  8. Rubber: $224.1 million
  9. Iron and steel: $194.6 million
10. Wood: $181.5 million
Fastest-Growing Italian Imports 2016
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