Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.
You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
Explanation: Or manufacturing trade surplus, or manufacturing balance of trade. In other words, Italy's exports of manufactured goods, net of imports, are the second highest in the EU.
In terms of trade the UK manufacturing sector is in deficit in nearly all sectors except for a now modest £1.55 billion surplus in chemicals whereas Germany enjoys a 291 billion euro manufacturing trade surplus.