In July, the index of consumer sentiment published by ISTAT picked up to 86.5 points from a revised 85.4 points in June (previously reported: 85.3 points), which had marked a record low. The result contrasted market expectations, which had the index easing to 85.0 points. Sentiment picked-up as both households' assessment of the current economic situation and their expectations on the general economy improved compared to the previous month. That said, households' assessment on their own personal financial situation deteriorated compared to June. In addition, respondents maintain pessimistic expectations regarding their financial situation in the short term. Accordingly, prospects for purchases of durable goods deteriorated markedly compared to June.
Italy Consumer Confidence
Consumer confidence unexpectedly picks up
July 25, 2012
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Italy Consumer Confidence Chart
Note: Value of monthly consumer 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.