In 2013, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), measured in volume, marked different dynamics at the local level; with a much less than the national average reduction in the North-West area (-0.6%), slightly less in the North-East (-1.5% ), almost the same in the Center (-1.8%) and much more pronounced in the South and Islands area (-4 %).
These results are consistent with the national accounts data published on March 3, 2014, showing a decline of the Italian GDP by 1.9% for 2013.
In the North-West area the increase by 1.1% in services partly offsets the sharp decreases in value added recorded in the primary sector (-3.1 %) and in the industry (-3.3 %).
In the North-East area the contraction in economic activity is much more relevant in the industrial sector (-3.4%), less significant in the service sector (-0.4%). Agriculture, in contrast, has seen an increase in value added of 4.7%.
In the Center the decrease in the value added had similar intensities in all three sectors: -1.2% in the primary sector, -1.4% in industry and -1.5% in services.
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