Italy : economy statistics and industry reports

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


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


$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.)


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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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 November 2014

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Country Analysis Report: Italy, In-depth PESTLE Insights

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Oxford Economics

By Country Industry Forecasts > Italy

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