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Italy’s industrial orders, retail sales rebound in Oct

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 22/12/2016 (15:48)
According to data from Italy’s statistics office Istat, the country’s industrial orders and retail sales increased in October after the decreases recorded in September.

After recording a 6.8% drop in September, industrial sales posted a 0.9% increase on a monthly basis in October while domestic demand also rose by 1%. However, the country’s industrial orders posted a decrease of 3.2% year-on-year when compared to an increase of 2.6% in September.

Istat data showed that industrial turnover in Italy rose by 0.8% in October on a monthly basis while it was down by 0.9% on a yearly basis.

Retail sales also posted an increase by 1.2% month-on-month although it decreased by 0.2% on a yearly basis, albeit at a slower pace than in September, the data showed.
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