Partnerships and country access
Metals and metal products, precision machinery, motor vehicles (including luxury vehicles), clothing and footwear, pharmaceuticals and other chemicals, motorcycles, scooters and food are Italy’s main exports. More than half of its products are exported to other European countries. France, Germany, Switzerland, the United States, and Spain are the main export partners. Main imports are motor vehicles, fuel, and electronic devices.
Most trade is done with Germany, due to its geographic position, followed by France as the second-largest partner. It is also physically near Italy and is an industrialized country from an economic standpoint. Their partnership is advantageous to each country, because their economies are so alike.
There are 311 ports in Italy. The most popular are the Ports of Bari, Cagliari, Genoa, Napoli, Venice, and the Gioia Tauro Harbor. The country has 133 airports, 98 of which are paved. A selection of these are Alghero and Elmas in Sardinia, Falconara Airport in Ancona, Aeroporti del Puglia (serving Brindisi, BariBari, Taranto and Foggia) and Orio al Serio International Airport in Bergamo.