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Italian consumer confidence improves in January

Staff writer |
The mood among Italian consumers was more buoyant at the start of the year as the perception of their personal circumstances improved markedly.

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Italian consumer confidence jumped from 117.7 in December to 118.9 in January, according to the country´s statistics office, ISTAT.

A sub-index linked to how Italians judged their own situation jumped from 104.5 to 107.6.

Economic conditions also improved with a sub-index tracking their opinions rising from 153.0 to 153.5.

Sub-indices linked to Italians´ ability to save and whether now was a good time to purchase durable goods both improved, from 125 to 133 and from -36 to -21, respectively.

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