General profile: Italy

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
59.360 Millions
0.887 EUR/US$
1 936 006 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 294 140 km²
1.23 %
1.60 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+9.6 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
373 135
447 301
457 437
506 226
Merchandise imports
384 790
487 049
411 052
452 624
Merchandise trade balance
-11 656
-39 748
46 385
53 602
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
7 %7 %84 %84 %9 %9 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
62 81451 81545 60826 09425 87062 81451 81545 60826 09425 870
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
92 048
100 967
98 269
(e) 110 788
Services imports
94 795
113 120
101 239
(e) 114 940
Services trade balance
-2 747
-12 154
-2 970
(e) -4 152
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
(e) 16.3
14.8
14.4
(e) 12.4
Travel
(e) 38.4
38.4
40.1
(e) 39.9
Other services
(e) 41.4
42.2
41.9
(e) 43.6
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+1.6 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
1 852 616
2 125 058
1 832 347
1 936 006
GDP per capita, current US$
31 503
35 578
30 794
32 615
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
0.95
1.69
1.00
1.60
Current account balance, % of GDP
-0.92
-3.44
1.43
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
0.804
0.755
0.902
0.887
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
60.818.817.029.826.460.818.817.029.826.4
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.2 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
23 291.30
9 178.26
19 628.26
17 077.15
FDI outflows
39 362.28
32 685.30
22 309.99
4 416.54
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.13
0.38
0.52
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
10 668.610 668.69 517.09 517.010 086.710 086.79 327.69 327.69 169.59 169.58 725.68 725.67 977.07 977.07 035.57 035.57 355.37 355.33 062.93 062.92 555.82 555.82 318.12 318.12 176.22 176.22 144.02 144.02 261.82 261.82 270.72 270.71 935.81 935.817 07717 07722 24322 24319 62819 62823 22323 22324 27324 273939334 32434 3249 1789 17820 07720 077-10 835-10 83543 84943 84942 58142 58123 29123 29120 12620 12619 42419 42417 05517 05514 87114 87113 37513 37510 668.69 517.010 086.79 327.69 169.58 725.67 977.07 035.57 355.33 062.92 555.82 318.12 176.22 144.02 261.82 270.71 935.817 07722 24319 62823 22324 2739334 3249 17820 077-10 83543 84942 58123 29120 12619 42417 05514 87113 375FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Balance, % of GDP
-0.18
-1.93
2.93
(e) 3.03
Balance, % of imports
-0.74
-7.09
10.85
(e) 10.70
Normalized balance
-0.004
-0.037
0.051
(e) 0.051
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
60565756555656524655555349
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
60%Male 60%Female
40%Female 40%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.858 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
11 316
17 276
16 956
15 974
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
62.20
59.57
67.43
62.54
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
8 680 629
10 018 365
10 698 030
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
3.11
2.15
1.90
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
7.05
7.73
5.19
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
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Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 14 August 2018