Italy's industrial production grew 0.5% in October
Smallest year-on-year drop since start of recession10 December, 10:54
National statistics agency Istat said production was up 0.5% in October with respect to September.
Output was 0.5% lower in October than in the same month in 2012, the 26th consecutive year-on-year fall. But this was still relatively good as it represented the smallest year-on-year drop since August 2011.
Italy entered the current recession in the third quarter of 2011.