According to ISTAT, exports in June 2011 remained stable compared to the previous month, while imports decreased by 2.2%. In the last quarter (April-June) the dynamics from the previous quarter is positive for exports (+1.6%) and negative for imports (-0.5%). The trend growth rate remains positive almost similar for imports (+8.1%) and exports (+7.8%) and was in marked slowdown compared to the dynamics of the previous month. The trade balance with countries outside the EU is negative and equal to -1.5 billion, slightly higher than the deficit in June 2010 (-1.4 billion). The most dynamic export markets are: India (+56.6%), ASEAN (+37.2%), Japan (+19.1%), EDA countries (+18.5%) and Switzerland (+ 17.3%). The export performance is below average to the OPEC countries (+1.8%) and largely negative towards the U.S. (-21%). The trade balance with the latter country remains however positive (659 million). Import growth is supported by Russia (+66.9%), India (+54.1%), the Mercosur countries (+22.6%), ASEAN countries (+20.8%) and Turkey (+13.1%). In sharp decrease are imports from Japan (-24.2%) and the OPEC countries (-6.5%).