In the 4th quarter of 2018, the growth of Italian exports was significant not only in the Northern provinces but also in the Central-Southern ones.

73% of Italian provinces recorded a positive trend in Q4-2018.

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In Q4-2018 exports recorded a positive trend in almost 3 out of 4 Italian provinces.

Italian export data for the 4th quarter of 2018 at the provincial level, available in the Exportpedia section of ExportPlanning.com, confirm an increase in exports for most of the Northern territories (85%), and a recovery in the share of growing provinces in the Central-Southern territories. (63%).


Export of Italian provinces: Year-over-Year % changes in 4th quarter of 2018
(current euros)

Exports from the Italian provinces: Y-o-Y % changes for the 4th quarter of 2018
      Source: elaborations of ISTAT data    
ATTENTION: the variations relative to the provinces of Sardinia must not be considered, since from the 1st quarter of 2018 the new regional structure established by the Regional Law n. 2/2016 and subsequent resolution of the Regional Council n. 23/5 of 20 April 2016.

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Most of Italian northern territories confirm increasing exports ...

In the North-West Italy, export growth performance in the last quarter of last year was by far the most prevalent (84% of the provinces), with Milan, once again leading nationally (+978 million euros compared to the corresponding quarter of 2017).
Also noteworthy is the particularly positive export performance of the province of Lodi (+359 million euros compared to the 4th quarter of 2017, equal to approximately 42 percentage points). Confirmation of trend increase in exports also from the provinces of Asti (+312 million euro) and, albeit to a lesser extent, Brescia, Alessandria, Pavia and Novara.
On the other hand, we note the y-o-y drops in foreign sales of the provinces of Turin (worst-performer in the 4th quarter of 2018, with a reduction of 728 million euros compared to the corresponding quarter of 2017) and Genoa (-203 million euros y-o-y).

In the North-East Italy (86% of provinces growing in foreign sales), the province of Bologna confirmed - for the second consecutive quarter - the best performer in the North East, with an increase of around 402 million euros compared to the corresponding quarter of 2017.
In the quarter examined we also note the positive growth of foreign sales of the province of Piacenza (+230 million euro compared to Q4-2017, equal to +18.1%), the provincial export, in fact, closes the year with an absolute record.
Trieste (+216 million euros in trend values) and the provinces of Ravenna, Udine, Venice, Modena, Treviso and Padova complete the picture of export-led territories in the last quarter.

.. with (encouraging) signs of expansion in the number of Center-South territories growing in their exports.

In the Central-South of Italy there are encouraging signs of expansion of the number of provinces growing in their exports.
In particular, in the 4th quarter of 2018, 68% of the provinces of Center Italy registered a y-o-y increase in their exports. Florence is confirmed, once again, as the "leading" province of the region, with a y-o-y increase in the last quarter of about 485 million euros, bringing the 2018 annual value to a new absolute maximum.
Also noteworthy is the positive export performance of the provinces of Frosinone (+276 million euros compared to the fourth quarter of 2017), Arezzo (+212 million euros), Roma and Lucca.

In South Italy, in Q4-2018 over 60% of the provinces recorded a Year-over-Year increase in exports. Syracuse (+173 million euros compared to the corresponding quarter 2017) and Cagliari (+137 million euros) are reported as the "driving" provinces in the region; positive performance also of the export of Chieti, Catania, Campobasso and Naples.


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