Industrial revenues fall 3.8% in 2013, says Istat
Factory orders in Italy also weak, dropping 1.3%20 February, 10:42
Meanwhile, new industrial orders slipped in December by 4.9%, Istat said.
Growth was reported in manufacturing of pharmaceutical products last year, which rose by more than 18%, while the largest drop was recorded in refining petroleum products, down by 12.4%.
The report suggests lingering weakness even as the Italian economy is reportedly pulling out of its deepest recession since the Second World War.