The Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat) released on Monday the latest data on imports and exports in the country, reffering to the month of August 2016. In comparison with July 2016, both flows increased, Istat said in a statement, specifying that exports grew by 2.6%, while imports were up by 4.4%. "Exports increased by 3.9% for EU countries and by 0.9% for non EU countries. Imports grew by +5.7% for non EU countries and by 2.5% for EU countries", the statement said. "During the quarter June-August 2016, seasonally-adjusted data, in comparison with the previous quarter, increased by 1.1% for exports and by 2.7% for imports", it also said. "In August 2016, compared with the same month of the previous year, exports increased by 11.4% and imports by 9.4%. Outgoing flows grew by 11.8% for EU countries and by 11.0% for non EU countries", the statement then pointed out, adding that "incoming flows increased by 12.8 for EU area and by 5.2% for non EU area". "The trade balance in August amounted to +2,5 billion Euros (+0,4 billion Euros for EU area and +2,1 billion Euros for non EU countries)", Istat also said. "The import price index measures the evolution of prices for industrial products bought by industrial and commercial enterprises in Italy, both in the euro zone and the non-euro zone", the statement then highlighted. "Since March 2010 indices are compiled in the reference base 2010", Istat finally pointed out.