(Reuters) - Italy posted a trade surplus with the rest of the world of 3.784 billion euros in October, narrowing from a surplus of 4.914 billion euros in the same month of 2017, data showed on Monday.
Exports rose 9.6 percent year-on-year, while imports increased 14.2 percent, national statistics office ISTAT reported.
With European Union countries, Italy registered an October trade surplus of 744 million euros, compared with a surplus of 635 million euros in October 2017.
Exports to EU nations in October were up 8.1 percent year-on-year, compared to a 7.9 percent rise in imports.
reporting by Gavin Jones