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. In 2019, U.S. agricultural, forest, and fish exports to Italy were $1.2 billion, while U.S. imports from Italy were $5.2 billion.
U.S.- Italy Agricultural Trade 2019
|U.S. leading exports to Italy||Italian leading exports to the United States|
|Tree nuts: $362.8 million||Wine: $2.1 billion|
|Wheat: $181.4 million||Olive oil: $511.6 million|
|Soybeans: $141.1 million||Cheese: $373.5 million|
|Forest products: $82.9 million||Pasta: $249.9 million|
|Fish products: $52.8 million||Snack foods: $249.7 million|
|Total: $1.2 billion||Total: $5.2 billion|