Industrial turnover, orders show signs of picking up
Increase in August on July, but fall on same month in 201221 October, 11:00
National statistics agency Istat said Monday that industrial turnover was up 1% in August with respect to July, but it was 4.8% down on the same month in 2012 - the 20th consecutive year-on-year drop.
After two months of falls, industrial orders were up 2% in August with respect to July.
But orders were down 6.8% on August 2012, according to data not adjusted for seasonal factors - the 10th consecutive year-on-year drop.