Italy bottom of EU for labour productivity - ISTAT (2)
Up 0.3% on average over two decades, EU average 1.6%
15 Novembre 2017
Rome, November 15 - ISTAT said Wednesday that Italy registered an average annual increase in productivity of 0.3% in the period between 1995 and 2016, far lower than the EU average of 1.6%. It said growth rates similar to the EU average were registered in Germany (1.5%), France (1.4%) and Britain (1.5%). It said that, while Spain's average productivity growth was well below the EU average at 0.5%, it was still higher than Italy's.