Italy

Italy : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$556.4 billion (2011 est.)
$475.7 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$523.9 billion (2011 est.)
$448.4 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

2.9% (2011 est.)
1.6% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

8.4% (2011 est.)
8.4% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$30,900 (2011 est.)
$30,900 (2010 est.)
$30,500 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

1.1% (2010 est.)
-5.1% (2009 est.)
-1.3% (2008 est.)

Internet users

29.235 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

82 million (2009)

Population growth rate

0.38% (2012 est.)

Population

61,261,254 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II.

An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship.

His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II.

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Italy

Economic overview

Italy has a diversified industrial economy, which is divided into a developed industrial north, dominated by private companies, and a less-developed, welfare-dependent, agricultural south, with high unemployment.

The Italian economy is driven in large part by the manufacture of high-quality consumer goods produced by small and medium-sized enterprises, many of them family owned.

Italy also has a sizable underground economy, which by some estimates accounts for as much as 15% of GDP.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Italy April 2015 Updater

Country Forecast Italy April 2015 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • April 2015
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The Economist Intelligence Unit expects Italy to hold an early election in the next 12-18 months. Our baseline forecast is that a general election will take place in 2015. The survival of the coalition ...

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ISA

Italy - ISA Country Report

Italy - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • April 2015
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Italy, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...

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MarketLine

Country Analysis Report: Italy, In-depth PESTLE Insights

Country Analysis Report: Italy, In-depth PESTLE Insights

  • $ 350
  • Country report
  • August 2014
  • by MarketLine

Introduction Italy has played a significant role in the world economy and is one of the founding members of the EU. The country ranks amongst the top ten economies in the world based on real GDP. Italy ...

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Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Italy

Country Economic Forecasts > Italy

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • April 2015
  • by Oxford Economics

Recent surveys have been very encouraging, confirming our view that momentum in the economy is finally turning positive. However, the official statistics have yet to show any marked improvement, with industrial ...

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SeeNews - Research & Profiles

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Jadrolinija (Croatia) - Company Profile

  • $ 64
  • Country report
  • January 2015
  • by SeeNews - Research & Profiles

Jadrolinija is a Croatian state owned water transport company. Last updated on Oct 14, 2014. Jadrolinija (Croatia) - Company Profile profile provides information on: - Company Name - Stock Symbol - Alternative ...

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