The following analysis highlights Italy’s fastest-growing exported goods and is based on data for 2014. For more recent research statistics, please see the main article Italy’s Top 10 Exports.
Only two of the fastest-growing Italian export product categories posted triple-digit gains from 2010 to 2014, led by arms and ammunition followed by collectors pieces and works of art.
Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level, which is better for looking at trends as opposed to uncovering more targeted opportunities at the 6, 8 or 10-digit code level.
Fastest-Growing Italian Export Products
Listed below in descending order are the fastest-growing export products from Italy. Shown within parentheses is the percentage increase in a product category’s exports from 2010 to 2014.
- Arms, ammunition: Up by 138.8% since 2010 ($1,704,857,000)
- Collector items, art, antiques: Up by 102.7% ($586,290,000)
- Lead: Up by 91.3% ($87,605,000)
- Gums, resins: Up by 90.4% ($271,133,000)
- Leather, animal gut articles: Up by 81.3% ($9,128,893,000)
- Food waste, animal fodder: Up by 80.6% ($983,009,000)
- Clocks and watches: Up by 76.3% ($1,762,858,000)
- Furskins and artificial fur: Up by 72.1% ($628,086,000)
- Coffee, tea and spices: Up by 57.2% ($1,584,357,000)
- Pharmaceuticals: Up by 53.0% ($25,039,589,000)
Shotgun or rifle parts and accessories were the major factors behind Italy’s fastest-growing export product category.
Sales of Italian hand-rendered paintings, drawings and pastels were the top gainers for the second-place collector items, art and antiques category.
Unwrought lead propelled lead to its third-place finish.
Mucilages and thickeners of guar seeds or locust beans had the top sales increases for Italy’s exported gums and resins.
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on April 9, 2015
Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis. Accessed on April 9, 2015