Italy, which was the second biggest trade partner of Serbia in 2017, has accomplished a considerable growth of exports to Serbia in the first five months of 2018, which stood at 7.1%, compared to the corresponding period in 2017 – the Italian Embassy in Serbia has said.
“Italian exports continue to grow”, the Italian Ambassador, Carlo Lo Cascio pointed out, commenting on the data collated by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.
The bilateral trade trends are still positive, which is clearly shown by the data published by Serbia for the January-May 2016 period, the press release says. In that period, the value of the Italian exports amounted to EUR 757 million, in the same period in 2017, it was EUR 795 million, whereas this year, the exports exceed EUR 851 million.
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The value of the total trade in 2017 reached EUR 3.9 billion. If the growth of exports realized by the end of May continues in the second half of the current year, the goal of the external trade between the two countries exceeding EUR 4 billion will be reached.
Italy is also the first on the list when it comes to importing Serbian goods (primarily cars, clothes, steel and footwear), making it the most privileged external trade partner of Serbia.
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