In August, industrial output expanded a seasonally adjusted 4.3% over the previous month. The reading contrasted the 0.3% drop recorded in July and came in above market analysts' expectations that had industrial output growing 0.2% in August. Compared to the same month last year, industrial output expanded 4.7% on a working-day adjusted basis, which contrasted July's 1.1% year-on-year drop and marked the largest pick-up since the beginning of the year. Despite the August increase, the trend moderated further, with annual average growth in industrial production stepping down from 4.0% in July to 3.2% in August, its lowest reading since September 2010.
Industrial production surprisingly strong in August
October 11, 2011
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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.