In September 2017, exports and imports of goods recorded year-on-year nominal growth rates of +5.8% and +8.1% respectively (+13.9% and +12.1% in the same order, in August 2017).
Excluding Fuels and lubricants, exports increased by 4.3% and imports grew by 7.3% (+12.0% and +13.9% respectively, in August 2017).
The deficit of trade balance amounted to EUR 1,181 million in September 2017, increasing by EUR 180 million when compared with September 2016. Excluding Fuels and lubricants, the trade balance stood at EUR -875 million, corresponding to an increase of EUR 178 million in the trade deficit compared with September 2016.
In the 3rd quarter 2017, exports and imports of goods grew by 7.6% and 10.9% respectively, vis-à-vis the 3rd quarter 2016.