Italy – Economic environment : Under pressure
- Public finances
- Banking sector: the damage is done
- Italy: economic overview at 22 October 2018
The impact of external risk factors materialised in the first half, leading to a more emphatic slowdown in the Italian economy than other European countries. Activity increased by 0.2% in the second quarter, hampered by the decline in foreign demand, albeit less pronounced than at the start of the year. Internal demand contributed positively to growth thanks to private investment, which should remain strong through end-2018.
Extrait de la publication
Growth in Q2 2018 was driven by domestic demand, notably investment.