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  1. 1 December 2021 An overview of Italy's external trade in Covid-19-related goods The article entitled 'An overview of Italy's external trade in Covid-19-related goods', written by researchers from the Bank of Italy, is now online. This note investigates the dynamics and composition of Italy's external trade flows in COVID goods, i.e....
  2. 30 November 2021 Overview of central banks' in-house credit assessment systems in the euro area The Bank of Italy today publishes 'Overview of central banks' in-house credit assessment systems in the euro area', the new issue of the series 'Markets, infrastructures, payment systems'. The in-house credit assessment systems (ICASs) developed by euro...
  3. 25 November 2021 Fifteenth Paolo Baffi Lecture: Professor Nobuhiro Kiyotaki Nobuhiro Kiyotaki, Professor of Economics and Banking at Princeton University, delivered the fifteenth Paolo Baffi Lecture with a paper entitled 'Horizons of Credit'. The Bank of Italy instituted the Baffi Lectures as a forum for original work by eminent...
  4. 25 November 2021 Note on Financial Stability and Supervision No. 27 - Bad loan recovery rates in 2020 Today, the Bank of Italy published a new Note on Financial Stability and Supervision on the 'Bad loan recovery rates in 2020', prepared by Antonio Luigi Fischetto, Igino Guida, Anna Rendina, Giovanni Santini and Marco Scotto di Carlo. This note updates...
  5. 25 November 2021 New releases of Working Papers and Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 25 November 2021 Today the Bank of Italy has released one new Working paper (n. 1355), three new Occasional Papers (nn. 654-656) and the No. 64 of the Newsletter on the economic research in Bank of Italy.
  6. 23 November 2021 New releases of Working Papers and Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 23 November 2021 Today the Bank of Italy has released one new Working paper (n. 1354) and four new Occasional Papers (nn. 650-653).

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October 2020 - October 2021

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GDP growth

Third quarter 2021 - Second quarter 2021

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Exchange rates

date: 3 December 2021


ECB interest rates

As of 16 March 2016

Main refinancing operations


Regulatory sandbox

The regulatory sandbox is a controlled environment where supervised entities and FinTech operators will be able to test, for a limited period of time, technologically innovative products and services in the banking, financial and insurance sectors.

Banking and financial supervision

As national supervisor, the Bank of Italy also provides services directly to the public: it handles complaints, runs the technical secretariats for the Banking and Financial Ombudsman and publishes information on individuals or companies not authorized to carry out banking or financial activities in Italy and other more general notices and communications.

The Bank of Italy's new online services

'Online Services for the Public' is the platform that makes it possible to access certain Bank of Italy services via your smartphone, tablet or personal computer. Use this link or go to the section 'Services for the Public' and click on 'Online Services'. You can then select the service you are interested in.

Information on Brexit

The Bank of Italy has set up a webpage providing information for the public and for financial intermediaries on the implications of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.

FinTech Channel

FinTech is the abbreviation for Financial Technology, namely the application of technology to the delivery of financing, payment, investment and consulting services, which has become a powerful driver of innovation in the financial services market.

Reform of euro money market benchmarks

The reform of euro money market benchmarks aims to strengthen their integrity and representativeness, both endangered in recent years by some cases of manipulation and by a significant decrease in trade on the unsecured interbank money market.


The Bank's geographical organization consists of Branches located in the regional capitals and in some provincial capitals. The Branches' activities relate to the State treasury service, banking and financial supervision, banknote circulation, payment system and economic analysis and statistical surveys at the local level.

International Technical cooperation

The Bank of Italy shares its knowledge and experience with the central banks and financial authorities of the emerging countries, supplying staff training activities and technical consultancy.

Bank of Italy's Art Collection

By making its art collection available on its website the Bank of Italy offers the general public the opportunity to view and admire the most important works in its possession. The precious and varied collection has been built up over time through numerous purchases and today it covers a vast time span and many geographical areas.

'Economics for everyone', the Bank of Italy's new Financial Education Portal, is online

Economics for everyone is the Bank of Italy's new Financial Education portal. It is now much easier to learn how to manage money and make financial choices.


  1. 7 December Statistics Bank of Italy balance-sheet aggregates Rome
  2. 7 December Statistics Bank of Italy official reserves Rome
  3. 9-10 December Conferences International research conference on: "New challenges facing firms in the post-Covid world" Online
  4. 9 December Publications Technology balance of payments Rome
  5. 10 December Publications Banks and Money: National Data Rome
  6. 10 December Publications The Italian economy in brief Rome
  7. 13 December Statistics Italy - International tourism Rome
  8. 15 December Publications The Public Finances: Borrowing Requirement and Debt Rome
  9. 15 December Statistics General government gross debt Rome