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The import and export of silk goods in Italy from January to October 2018

Mar 14, 2019

I. silk trade in October


According to statistics from the European Union statistics office, the trade volume of silk goods in October was 453 million us dollars, up by 4.99% month on month and 2.61% year on year.

Among them, the import volume was 134 million us dollars, down 0.04% month on month and 6.82% year on year.

Exports were $319 million, up 7.25% month-on-month and 7.18% year-over-year.

The specific commodity composition is as follows:


Imports: the amount of silk was $17.292 million, down 16.28% from the previous month and 4.56% from the previous year. The quantity was 261 tons, down 18.18% from the previous month and 16.88% from the previous year.

The amount of silks and satins was us $41.408 million, down 2.72% from the previous month and up 6.72% from the previous year.

The amount of finished goods was us $75,493,700, up 6.3 per cent month-on-month and down 13.32 per cent year-on-year.


Export: the amount of silk was $7,801,100, with a year-on-year growth of 55.22% and 35.5%, respectively. The amount of silk was 109 tons, with a month-on-month growth of 62.69% and a year-on-year growth of 28.24%.

The amount of silks and satins was us $78.1105 million, up 40.25% month-on-month and down 2.12% year-on-year.

The amount of manufactured goods was $233 million, down 1.53 percent month-on-month and up 9.91 percent year-on-year.


Ii. Silk trade from January to October


From January to October, Italy's silk trade volume was 4.619 billion us dollars, up 6.53 percent year-on-year.

Among them, the import volume was 1.495 billion usd, up by 8.32% year on year.

Exports were $3.124 billion, up 5.69 percent year-on-year.

The details are as follows:


The imported commodities were worth 181 million us dollars, up 16.28% and 2,877 tons, down 0.03%.

There were 370 million silks and satins, up 0.92% year on year.

Manufactured goods totaled us $944 million, up 10.05 percent year-on-year.


Import main sources for China (amount is $387 million, up 6.73% year on year, more than 25.9%), France (amount is $230 million, up 62.05% year on year, more than 15.38%), Romania (amount is $127 million, fell 2.82% year on year, more than 8.51%), Turkey (the amount of $108 million, fell 18.22% year on year, accounted for 7.2%), Germany (amount is $79.9897 million, up 19.55% from a year earlier, accounting for more than 5.35%.

The above five sources account for 62.34% of the total.


The export commodity composition was 55.5692 million usd, up 21.35% year on year, and the quantity was 770 tons, up 2.26% year on year.

Silks and satins totaled 615 million yuan, up 3.44 percent year-on-year.

Manufactured goods totaled us $2.454 billion, up 5.96 percent year-on-year.


Mainly export market for Hong Kong (amount is $341 million, up 20.38% year on year, accounted for 10.91%), France (amount is $328 million, up 9.06% year on year, accounted for 10.49%), the United States (the amount is $256 million, up 7.82% year on year, more than 8.2%), Germany (the amount of $202 million, fell 1.45% year on year, accounted for 6.47%), Switzerland (amount is $193 million, up 9.56% year on year, accounted for 6.16%).

The above five markets account for 42.23% of the total.