World merchandise trade appears to stabilize, with a modest growth in June of 0.5%. This seems to indicate the end of the vigorous recovery in global goods trade.
In Italy, in the second quarter GDP showed a remarkable increase compared to the previous quarter (+2.7).
The GDP growth annual carry-over for 2021 is +4.7%. In July, the industrial production increased by 0,8% with respect to the previous month with increases diffuses to all components but energy.
In the second quarter, the number of hours worked and of employed persons increased respectively by +3,9% e +3,2% compared with the previous quarter.
In August, the rate of change of the Italian consumer price index for the whole nation (NIC) was +2.1% on annual basis.
The business and consumer confidence in August showed a decline but remained on historically high levels.