Italy

Italy

Demography

 

Location: Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia
Capital City: Rome
Population: 58,126,212 (2009)
Total surface area in sq.km: 301,230 sq km
Official language: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)
Currency: Euro


Economy


GDP (current USD): $ 2293 billion
GDP per capita (PPP): $ 30,200
Inflation Rate (annual, 2009): 0.6 %
Currency Exchange Rate (average, 2009): $ 1.39

 

Trade

 

Total Exports:

$ 537 billion

Total Exports as a % of GDP:

23%

Total Imports:

$ 554 billion

Total imports as a %of GDP:

24%

Exports to South Asia (% of total exports):

1.1%

Imports from South Asia (% of total imports):

1.2%

Documents required for exports (Number):

4

Documents required for Imports (Number):

4

Ease of doing business (Rank):

78

 

Top 5 Countries by Imports:

 

Country

Share in total imports

Germany

17.5%

France

9.4%

China

6.2%

Netherlands

5.5%

Belgium

4.5%


Top 5 Commodities by Imports:

 

Commodity Type

Share in total imports

Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products or their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes.

11.98%

Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof.

11.13%

Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof.

9.87%

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound reacorders adn reproducers, and parts and accessories of articles.

7.07%

Iron and steel.

5.74%


Infrastructure


Number of Airports: 132
Number of Ports: 8
Roads (kms): -
Rail (kms): 16,862 km
Mobile user penetration (per 100 people): 151 (2008)
Landline user penetration (per 100): 36 (2008)
Internet user penetration (per 100): 42 (2008)

 

Relationship with India


Read bilateral relations with India

Share of India in total imports: 1.0%

Top 5 imported commodities from India:

Commodity Type

Share in total imports

Engineering goods

35.8%

Leather & leather manufactures

12.1%

Readymade garments

11.7%

Chemicals & related products

9.5%

Textiles (excluding readymade garments)

8.6%

Coffee

3.2%


Trade Facilitation Bodies
Indo-Italian Chamber Of Commerce and Industry: www.indiaitaly.com
 

Sources: World Development Indicators, CIA world Factbook, UN Comtrade