Glance: A look at Italy's economy

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Posted: Feb 26, 2013 2:10 PM

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.

Italy's Economy - Key facts
November 2011 Now
Population 60.6m 60.8m*
Gross Domestic Product ?1.55 trillion ?1.55 trillion*
Government Deficit 3.9 percent 1.8 percent**
Debt to GDP ratio 119 percent 127 percent**
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
*2012 **Q3 2012
Sources: Eurostat/Factset