Industrial sales, orders climb, reports Istat
Strong growth seen in transport sector20 January, 12:39
It reported that November's jump of 0.4% was the first annual increase reported since December 2011. Significant gains were reported in the transport sector, including orders for assembled airplanes, automobiles, trains, and components, which jumped by 15.5% while sales in the sector rose 7.5% from November 2012.
Industrial orders also rose by 2.3% in November from the previous month, on a seasonally adjusted basis.
Domestic orders rose by 4.1% while foreign orders dropped by 0.4% from October, Istat said.
Measured on an annual basis, industrial orders in Italy climbed by 3.0% in November compared with the same time one year earlier.