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Glance: A Look At Italy's Economy

By The Associated Press

Italy's inconclusive election has rattled markets and raised the fear that Europe's crisis over too much government debt could flare again after several months of calm.

Here's a look at the key facts of Italy's economy now and when Mario Monti, the outgoing prime minister, came to power in November 2011.

Key facts: November 2011; Now

Population: 60.6 million; 60.8 million(asterisk)

Gross Domestic Product: 1.55 trillion euros; 1.55 trillion euros(asterisk)

Government Deficit: 3.9 percent; 1.8 percent(asterisk)(asterisk)

Debt to GDP ratio: 119 percent; 127 percent(asterisk)(asterisk)

Unemployment: 9.5 percent; 11.2 percent

Stock prices (closing FTSE MIB index): 15,664; 15,552

10-year bond interest rate: 7.09; 4.83

(asterisk)2012 (asterisk)(asterisk)Q3 2012

Sources: Eurostat/Factset

Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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