Press releases are issued according to a fixed press release calendar for the whole year.
The press releases are accompanied by a set of time series for comparisons over time, a glossary of the technical terminology used and explanatory notes on the methods adopted to produce the information: sample size, index definition procedures, data seasonal adjustment techniques.
Main press releases and RSS
Press releases different formats
To organize the huge variety of information, different formats have been created, whose distinction is based mainly on the frequency and on the novelty of the data:
- Statistics-Flash: to inform about the results of monthly and quarterly surveys (economic conjuncture, labour market estimates, resident population);
- Statistics-Report: to disseminate new results of annual surveys on social, demographic and environmental phenomena;
- Information notes which contain methodological updates, clarifications or general communications.
The results of forecast activities are disseminated through different products.
Italy’s Economic Outlook provides estimates of Gdp and its main components, calculated twice a year – in May and November – for the current and the two subsequent years. The processing is based on the forecasting model MeMo-It (Macroeconometric Model for Italy) developed by Istat (please, see Rivista di statistica ufficiale n.1/2013).
The Monthly report provides an update of the progress of the Italian economy along with quarterly forecasts of the Italian GDP growth and some analysis of the leading economic indicators. The note is published within the first week of the following month.