MILAN – Positive signs from industry in June. According to the data released today by the Istat , industrial production increased by 1% compared to May, overall also in the second quarter an increase of 1% compared to the previous one. Adjusted for calendar effects, in June the overall index increased in trend terms by 13, 9% “Significant trend increases characterize almost all sectors: + 20% for intermediate goods, + 16, 2% for capital goods and + 10% for consumer goods ; the growth for energy is more contained (+ 2.1%) “, explains Istat in its comment on the data.
The monthly seasonally adjusted index – again notes the statistical institute – shows cyclical increases in all groupings main industries, with growth of 4.1% for energy, 1.0% for consumer goods, 0.6% for intermediate goods and 0.3% for structural goods mental, writes the Institute of Statistics in its monthly note, underlining then that all sectors of economic activity record increases on a trend basis, with the exception of mining activities. The largest increases relate to the manufacture of electrical equipment (+ 25, 5%), that of computers, electronics and optics products (+ 25, 3%) and the production of articles in rubber and plastic materials (+ 23, 0%).
Outlook for the Italian economy remains positive In the monthly note on the economic trend, the institute is optimistic: “the outlook for the Italian economy remains decidedly positive. For businesses, confidence is at the highest levels of recent years and the level of vacancies in industry and services has exceeded pre-crisis levels “, reads the ducumento. At the same time, the situation of infections is of particular concern at the international level. “The international scenario remains characterized by a solid but heterogeneous economic recovery process between countries. However, the rise in infections is causing an increase in uncertainty associated with the evolution of the world economy”, writes Istat.