In October 2017, exports and imports of goods recorded year-on-year nominal growth rates of +11.8% and +21.4% respectively (+5.7% and +8.5% in the same order, in September 2017).
Excluding Fuels and lubricants, exports increased by 13.0% and imports grew by 19.9% (+4.1% and +7.9% respectively, in September 2017).
The deficit of trade balance amounted to EUR 1,536 million in October 2017, i.e. increasing by EUR 613 million when compared with October 2016. Excluding Fuels and lubricants, the trade balance stood at EUR -1,066 million, corresponding to an increase of EUR 409 million in the trade deficit compared with October 2016.
In the quarter ended in October 2017, exports and imports of goods grew by 10.2% and 14.1% respectively, vis-à-vis the quarter ended in October 2016.