In 2016, U.S. agricultural, fish, and forestry exports to Italy were $1.1 billion. U.S. imports from Italy reached $4.4 billion. The agricultural balance of trade is nearly 4:1 in Italy’s favor, although there used to be parity before Italy joined the EU. The United States exports bulk and intermediary products to Italy, such as wheat, soybeans, hides and skins, hardwood lumber and planting seeds. Quantities exported in a given year can fluctuate widely depending on the internal European feed grain and wheat supply and demand situation as well as external competitive factors with third country suppliers. Products are processed into high value items such as cured meats and cheeses, pasta, shoes, and furniture, which are then re-exported to the United States.

Upcoming Events

September 19, 2018 - September 21, 2018 – Paris
October 21, 2018 - October 25, 2018 – Paris
Strategic Marketing Workshop
November 28, 2018 - November 30, 2018 – Wassenaar
Fruit Logistica 2019
February 06, 2019 - February 08, 2019 – Berlin
February 13, 2019 - February 16, 2019 – Nuremberg

Past Events

SUSTA Webinar
September 05, 2018 – Wassenaar
Seafood Expo Global
April 24, 2018 - April 26, 2018 – Bruxelles
February 14, 2018 - February 17, 2018 – Nuremberg

Reports for Italy

The Best High-Value Products Prospects (Million USD)

Product Imports from the U.S. in 2016  Average annual import % growth 2012-2016 Key Constraints to Market Development Market Attractiveness for U.S.
Pork Meat 0.9 +44.8% Competition from other EU countries. Increasing domestic consumption.
Beer 2.5 +64.3% Competition from EU countries. Transport costs and time. Although the Italian drinking culture has always been focused on wine, things have been changing recently. The beer market is growing with increased imports, new breweries and pubs where high quality beer is served at reasonable prices.
Soybeans 131 +111.2% Competition from Brazil. Growing demand from the Italian feed industry.
Wine 42.3 +0.1% Competition from Italy and other EU countries. The United States is the fourth largest wine producing country in the world after Italy, France, and Spain. American wines offer great value, with prize-winning vintages at reasonable prices, and are increasingly available in Italy and Europe.
Chocolate 0.2 +60,3% Competition from other EU countries. Growing demand from manufacturers, confectionery and snack industry.