Italian economy vs. the world

In Italy’s election year, we look at how the Italian economy compares to that of the UK, Eurozone and many other G20 economies

February 2018

Key Points

  • Italy is the world’s 8th largest economy (World Economic Forum as at 9 March 2017)
  • Italy has the highest Government debt to GDP in the Eurozone (World Bank as 18 January 2018)
  • After Germany, Italy has the 2nd best balance of trade in the Eurozone (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, as at 18 January 2018)