Italy

In 2018, U.S. agricultural and fish exports to Italy were $1.4 billion, while U.S. imports from Italy reached $5 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, see Italy's Market Fact Sheet.

Upcoming Events

Seafood Expo Global 2020
April 21, 2020 - April 23, 2020 – Bruxelles
PLMA
May 26, 2020 - May 27, 2020 – Amsterdam
Free From Food Expo
June 24, 2020 - June 25, 2020 – Amsterdam
SIAL 2020
October 18, 2020 - October 22, 2020 – Paris

Past Events

BIOFACH 2020
February 12, 2020 - February 15, 2020 – Nuremberg
Fruit Logistica 2020
February 05, 2020 - February 07, 2020 – Berlin
Soy Regional Trade Exchange
December 03, 2019 - December 05, 2019 – Frankfurt am Main
U.S. Exhibitors Celebrated 100 Years of ANUGA
October 05, 2019 - October 09, 2019 – Cologne
PLMA
May 21, 2019 - May 22, 2019 – Amsterdam

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.