Italy is the 7th largest export economy in the world and the 20th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2017, Italy exported $482B and imported $441B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $40.8B. In 2017 the GDP of Italy was $1.93T and its GDP per capita was $39.4k.
The top exports of Italy are Packaged Medicaments ($21.7B), Cars ($18.5B), Refined Petroleum ($13.7B), Vehicle Parts ($13.2B) and Valves ($7.73B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Cars ($31.2B), Crude Petroleum ($24.8B), Packaged Medicaments ($15.1B), Petroleum Gas ($14.5B) and Vehicle Parts ($8.53B).
The top export destinations of Italy are Germany ($58.5B), France ($48B), the United States ($45B), the United Kingdom ($24.9B) and Spain ($23.3B). The top import origins are Germany ($72.2B), France ($39.7B), China ($31.8B), the Netherlands ($24.8B) and Spain ($22.7B).