>> In 2012 Italy Gdp per capita at market prices decreased by 2.8 percent in real terms. Decrement affected all regions and the territorial gap in terms of level was still wide. Italy Gdp measured at purchasing power parity (Ppp) was below Eu27 average.

>> Consumption share to Gdp decreased to 81 percent, while investment incidence was slightly below 18 percent. The situation of insufficient output  in the South and Islands area was confirmed, and in four regions of this area consumption was higher than Gdp.

>> In 1992-2012 period, labour productivity increased by an average rate of 0.8 percent on an annual basis. Focusing on the most recent years, alternated phases of strong reduction and of recovery, followed the course of the economic cycle. After a substantial stability in 2011, in 2012 labour productivity decreased by 1.2 per cent. In European comparison, labour productivity in Italy was in line  with the Eu27 average (in 2002 it was higher by 9.2 percent).

>> In 2012 Italy’s inflation rate rose to 3 percent despite severe recession and in counter-tendency to the Euro area trend. Stronger inflation affected almost all regions. The highest and the lowest rates were both registered in two regions of the South and Islands area: Basilicata (4.4 percent) and Molise (2.2 percent).

>> In the last decade the market share of Italian export out of world trade decreased, and passed from 4 percent in 2003 to 2.7 percent in 2012, following the shared trend of most of the advanced economies. At a territorial level, the main share to Italian foreign trade is in the North (over 70 percent); the South and Island area had a very limited share (11.9 percent), which has grown in the last year.