Italian debt to GDP ratio up to 133.8%

Government owed 2.169 trillion euros as of June

(ANSA) - Brussels, October 23 - Italian public debt grew to 133.8% of gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2014, the European statistics agency said Thursday.
    Government debt totalled nearly 2.169 trillion euros, Eurostat added. This represented a 3.1% rise over the first quarter of 2014, when Italy's public debt-to-GDP ratio stood at 130.7%.
    Italy topped the list of countries for which Q2 figures were available, followed by Portugal with a ratio of 129.4% and Ireland with 116.7%.
   

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