Italy

In 2017, U.S. agricultural and fish exports to Italy were $1.0 billion, while U.S. imports from Italy reached $4.6 billion.  Italy is a net agricultural importer, and most raw materials and ingredients are imported.  Italy’s economic strength is in the processing and the manufacturing of goods.  Italy exports mainly consumer products to the United States, while the United States exports mostly bulk commodities to Italy.  Italy’s top agricultural trading partners are other EU Member States (MS).  Italy’s top agricultural export market outside the EU is the United States, followed by Japan and Canada.

For more information please see Market Sheet Italy.

Upcoming Events

ANUGA 2019
October 05, 2019 - October 09, 2019 – Cologne
Fruit Logistica 2020
February 05, 2020 - February 07, 2020 – Berlin
BIOFACH 2020
February 12, 2020 - February 15, 2020 – Nuremberg

Past Events

PLMA
May 21, 2019 - May 22, 2019 – Amsterdam
Seafood Expo Global
May 07, 2019 - May 09, 2019 – Bruxelles
TUTTOFOOD 2019 - Milan, Italy
May 06, 2019 - May 09, 2019 – Milano
BIOFACH 2019
February 13, 2019 - February 16, 2019 – Nuremberg
Fruit Logistica 2019
February 06, 2019 - February 08, 2019 – Berlin

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.