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Italy Grows out of Borders

12th June 2017
Italy Grows out of Borders

Originally published on on March 16, 2017, by Jennifer Clark

“Italy needs to find growth outside its borders. We have a lot of SMEs that need to grow. I believe that if each company can increase its export volumes, then of course the overall amount will grow. So right now Italy’s exports total about 31% of GDP, compared to roughly the same as France and 32% for Spain. To get from 33% to 35% is feasible.” –Michele Scannavini, President of Italian Trade Agency

Italian export has grown 1.1% in 2016, and experts predict exports will continue to increase in 2017 due to the country’s investment in export growth. The Italian Trade Agency has a budget of nearly EUR 200 million for 2017 to assist SMEs with cross promotion, road shows, Italian trade fairs and digitalization.

Find out more about Italian exports and role of the Italian Trade Agency.