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Press release

Consumer confidence

The confidence index lowers to 105.2 from 106.3 in February. The downswing is mainly due to a widespread pessimism on country overall economic situation (from 78.5 to 75.8) while the indicator on personal situation falls at a slower pace (from 120.5 to 119.7).

The indicators on current situations and that on short-term expectations also slightly decline (from 114.8 to 113.9 and from 94.7 to 93.7 respectively).
Consumers show perceptions of increase in inflation in both the last twelve months and the next year.

According to the SDDS programme of the IMF, Istat disseminates anĀ annual calendar of press releases both on Istat andĀ SDDS website.

Period: March 2011

Date of Issue: 24 March 2011