According to Istat the third quarter 2011 shows economic growth of exports for all territorial breakdowns, more intense for the regions of Centre (+6.7), followed by the North-West (+3.1) and North-East (+1.9).
During the first nine months of 2011 national export growth is sustained (13.5%) and involves all breakdowns. Particularly high the increase in the insular Italy (16.7%), while other areas register growth rates between 12.9% in the South and 13.7% in the Centre. Among the regions that provide the greatest contribution to national export growth there are Emilia-Romagna (14.3%), Tuscany (13.9%) and Lazio (15.1%). High trend increments revealed for Sicily, Puglia, Lazio and Abruzzi. On extra-EU markets strong sales increases have been recorded for Calabria, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Sicily and Basilicata. In the EU area, increases are of lower intensity, and relate in particular to Lombardy, Puglia, Lazio, Abruzzi and Umbria. The largest contribution to national export growth is provided by sales of Lombardy in Germany. Also important is the role of sales of Tuscany, Lombardy and Piedmont towards Switzerland. Significant reductions in sales abroad are recorded for Friuli-Venezia Giulia to the United Kingdom and Turkey, Liguria to the United Kingdom and Sardinia to Opec and the United States. Among the provinces with the highest contribution to growth, Lodi, Piacenza, Alessandria, Arezzo, Trieste, Genoa, Syracuse, Chieti, Frosinone and Padua recorded the major trend increases in exports during the first nine months of 2011.