Italian retail sales fell for a 12th consecutive month in February as economic growth slows and inflation rises according to the Bloomberg purchasing managers index. The seasonally adjusted index of retail sales rose to 43.8 from 43 in January, and the reading has stayed below 50, the level that signals a contraction in sales, since February 2007.
Italy Economy Real Time Data Charts
Edward Hugh is only able to update this blog from time to time, but he does run a lively Twitter account with plenty of Italy related comment. He also maintains a collection of constantly updated Italy economy charts together with short text updates on a Storify dedicated page Italy - Lost in Stagnation?