Italian food exports set another record

Apr 06, 2018 651

Italian food in the world has set another all-time record, with exports exceeding 2.5 billion euros for the first time in January 2018 due to a 12.8% increase compared to the same period of 2017. This is what emerges from an analysis by Coldiretti (on Istat data) on foreign trade in 2018.

This is an excellent result for Italian food export sales, confirming the potential of Made in Italy for the economic and employment recovery of the country. Almost two thirds of food exports go to the EU countries, where Italian food is growing by 12.6%, while relations with the United States – which are by far the most important market for Italian food outside the EU – are affected by the tug-of-war on trade tariffs between Trump and the rest of the world.

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