Italian exports fall 1. 6 percent as trade balance grows

(AGI) Rome, Sept 17 - Italian exports were down 1.6 percent inJuly month-on-month, reported statistics office ISTAT. Importsfell 2.5 percent, with the trade balance rising to 6.9 billioneuros. The monthly fall in exports, which rose annually by 1.1percent, was due to a 2.7 percent fall in sales to EU countriesand a 0.3 percent drop to other countries. .

(AGI) Rome, Sept 17 - Italian exports were down 1.6 percent inJuly month-on-month, reported statistics office ISTAT. Importsfell 2.5 percent, with the trade balance rising to 6.9 billioneuros. The monthly fall in exports, which rose annually by 1.1percent, was due to a 2.7 percent fall in sales to EU countriesand a 0.3 percent drop to other countries. .