In October, the composite business confidence indicator (IESE, Istat Economic Sentiment Indicator) elaborated by Istat - which covers the manufacturing, construction, service and retail sectors - picked up to 76.6 points from 76.0 points in September (previously reported: 75.5 points), marking the first increase in three months. The improvement in the overall index was led by stronger readings in the services and in the retail sector. On the other hand, sentiment deteriorated in manufacturing and construction, where it dropped to the lowest level seen in 10 months.
Italy Business Confidence
Business confidence picks up in October
October 26, 2012
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Italy Business Confidence Chart
Note: Value of monthly business confidence index.
Source: National Statistical Institute (Istat).
Italy Economic News
October 14, 2016
According to revised data released by the Italian Statistical Institute (ISTAT), consumer prices fell 0.2% from the previous month in September.
October 10, 2016
In August, industrial output increased 1.7% from the previous month, accelerating from July’s revised 0.7% increase (previously reported: +0.4% month-on-month).
October 3, 2016
The IHS Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose from 49.8 in August to 51.0 in September, taking it above the 50-threshold that separates expansion from contraction in the manufacturing sector. September’s result mainly reflected a return to growth in new orders, which, in the previous month, had dropped slightly for the first time in over one-and-a-half years.
September 30, 2016
According to provisional data released by the Italian Statistical Institute (ISTAT), consumer prices fell 0.2% over the previous month in September, contrasting August’s 0.2% increase and marking the lowest result in seven months.
September 28, 2016
The National Institute of Statistics’ (Istat) composite business confidence indicator (IESE, Istat Economic Sentiment Indicator), which covers the manufacturing, construction, service and retail sectors, increased from a revised 99.5 in August (previously reported: 99.4) to 101.0 in September. All four categories of the indicator improved compared to August.