||Doing Business in Italy
||The U.S. Department of Commerce in conjunction with the Italian-American Chamber of Commerce Mid-America at St. Louis will hosted a webinar on various business opportunities in Italy and provide tips on doing business in Italy. You will also hear from a Missouri business that has successfully exported to Italy.
--Italy is the world’s 7th largest economy with a GDP of $2.1 trillion. Italy’s economy is expected to grow 1.1 percent in 2010 following two years of decline due to the global recession. Italy’s population is 60 million.
--Italy is the 18th largest market for U.S. exports, totaling $15.5 billion in 2008. The U.S. is Italy’s 10th largest supplier. The top four supplier nations are Germany, France, China, and the Netherlands. U.S. imports from Italy totaled $35 billion.
--Missouri companies earned $120,935,864 from exports to Italy in 2009.
||December 16, 2010
||Tom Moore, senior commercial officer, U.S. Commercial Service Italy
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