Italian industrial orders dropped 9.8% in 2012
Revenue fell 4.3% last year, says Istat20 February, 10:42
The national statistics agency said the revenue drop was caused by a 7.6% decrease in domestic sales, which in part was offset by a 2.6% increase in industrial exports. Istat added that industrial orders dropped 15.3% in December with respect to the same month in 2011, the biggest year-on-year fall since October 2009, and 1.8% with respect to November 2012. Industrial revenue was 9.2% lower in December than in the same month in 2011 and 0.8% down on November.