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Italy’s economic recovery moderated further in the second quarter, weighed on by a weak external sector and anemic consumer spending. This was despite the significant rebound in fixed investment, on the back of robust growth in transport equipment and rising housing investment. Monthly data for the third quarter, meanwhile, suggests the economy has shifted into a lower gear. In July industrial production contracted significantly, as was seen more broadly across the Eurozone, while in August economic sentiment cooled and the manufacturing sector neared stagnation. As for household spending, retail sales dropped in July and consumer sentiment dipped in August. Nevertheless, sentiment remains positive and, although the level of employment dropped, the unemployment rate fell to its lowest levels in over six years in July. This, coupled with the formation of a government in June, could have supported spending in Q3. However, ongoing 2019 budget negotiations within the government continue to worry investors; interest rates on Italian bonds remain extremely sensitive to government announcements concerning the future fiscal stance.

Italy - Population Data

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Population (million)60.5  60.8  60.8  60.7  60.6  

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Italy Facts

ValueChangeDate
Bond Yield3.59-0.11 %Oct 12
Exchange Rate1.160.65 %Oct 12
Stock Market19,256-0.99 %Oct 12

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Economic News

  • Italy: Industrial production rebounds strongly in August

    October 11, 2018

    Industrial output jumped 1.7% in August on a month-on-month, seasonally-adjusted basis, contrasting July’s revised 1.6% decrease (previously reported: -1.8% month-on-month).

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  • Italy: Manufacturing sector stagnates in September

    October 3, 2018

    The IHS Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dipped to an over two-year low of 50.0 in September from August’s 50.1.

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  • Italy: Inflation softens in September following four consecutive months of acceleration

    September 28, 2018

    According to provisional data released by the National Statistical Institute (ISTAT) on 28 September, consumer prices dropped 0.4% month-on-month in September, reversing August’s 0.4% increase.

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  • Italy: Business confidence dips to 20-month low as uncertainty over economic policies persists

    September 27, 2018

    The National Institute of Statistics (Istat)’s composite business confidence indicator (Clima di Fiducia delle Imprese Italiane, IESE)—which covers the manufacturing, construction, services and retail sectors—edged down to 113.7 points in September from August’s revised 113.9 points (previously reported: 113.8 points). September’s reading was the result of a deterioration in sentiment in the construction sector, which more than offset improved sentiment in the manufacturing and business services sectors.

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  • Italy: Consumer confidence recovers some lost ground in September

    September 27, 2018

    The consumer confidence index released by the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) edged up to 116.0 points in September from August’s revised 115.3 points (previously reported: 115.2 points). Consumers’ expectations of the future general economic situation and their assessments of the current general economic situation improved, while their expectations of their future personal economic situation and their assessments of their current personal economic situation deteriorated slightly.

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