Exports from Italy amounted to US$517.7 billion in 2013, up 27.2% since 2009. Italy’s top 10 exports accounted for 58.7% of the overall value of its global
Therefore, exports accounted for about 28.7% of total Italian economic output.
The following export product groups represent the highest dollar value in Italian global shipments during 2013. Also shown is the percentage share each export category represents in terms of overall exports from Italy.
Among the top 10 export product categories, 8 posted a double-digit percentage increase since 2009. The front runner was pearls, precious stones metals and coins with
its 81.6% gain.
In second place were mineral fuels including oil up 62.1% over the 5-year period, but down 17.1% in 2013 compared to 2012.
Pharmaceutical products gained 58.5% from 2009 to 2013.
Lagging the top 10 pack were furniture, lighting , signs and prefabricated buildings (up 8.2% since 2009) and electronic equipment (up 9.4%).
Based on statistics from the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook Database.