Italy

Italy Country Information

Italy is Switzerland's second-largest trading partner in Europe. Our southern neighbor, with its 60 million inhabitants, has a strong domestic market market and remains one of the world's largest economies.

Together with the Swiss Economic Institute at the ETH Zurich, S-GE has created a ranking of the top export markets. It shows which markets are particularly attractive for Swiss SMEs.
Together with the Swiss Economic Institute at the ETH Zurich, S-GE has created a ranking of the top export markets. It shows which markets are particularly attractive for Swiss SMEs.

Despite political crises, the country known for its lifestyle has been able to maintain its growth.

Italy's industry has a high level of innovation, is very export-oriented and quite diversified. Products and goods from the following sectors are particularly sought for import:

  • pharma, chemical and oil
  • food
  • automotive, machines and electronics
  • ICT 
  • logistics

Italy is a very fragmented country with many SMEs, meaning that a strong focus on industries and region is required.

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