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  1. 21 June 2017 Fact-finding inquiry on the European Commission's proposed banking reform package Carmelo Barbagallo, Director General for Financial Supervision and Regulation at the Bank of Italy, spoke today before the 6th Standing Committee (Finance and Treasury) of the Senate of the Italian Republic regarding the European Commission’s...
  2. 20 June 2017 Credit supply and demand in the macro-regions. June 2017 The Publication reports the main findings of the Regional bank lending survey for the second half of 2016, conducted by the Bank of Italy's regional branches on a sample of about 320 banks. The survey examines the demand for loans of households and firms...
  3. 19 June 2017 Memorandum of Understanding signed at the Bank of Italy to launch a partnership Today the Bank of Italy hosts the launch of the Partnership for Capacity Development in Household Surveys for Welfare Analysis. During the event participants will sign a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in strengthening the capacity to produce,...
  4. 16 June 2017 New releases of Working Papers and Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 16 June 2017 Today the Bank of Italy has released nine new Working Papers (No. 1115-1123) and three new Occasional Papers (No. 379-381).
  5. 9 June 2017 Macroeconomic Projections for the Italian Economy (part of the Eurosystem macroeconomic projections) The Bank of Italy publishes macroeconomic projections for Italy for the years 2017-19, included in the Eurosystem staff macroeconomic projection exercise. The projections for the euro area were released on 8 June at the press conference following the ECB...
  6. 5 June 2017 Seminar "Central bank communication in a dynamic environment" The International Relations and Economics Directorate organizes – in the framework of the International Technical Cooperation activities – the seminar "Central bank communication in a dynamic environment". The event will take place from 5 to...

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Discover the €50 banknote

The new €50 banknote will start circulating on 4 April 2017. It is the fourth banknote of the Europa series and follows the new €5, €10 and €20 notes, which have already been issued. The new series includes new and enhanced security features which offer better protection against counterfeiting.

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May 2017 - May 2016

Euro area

GDP growth

First quarter 2017 - Fourth quarter 2016

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Exchange rates

date: 26 Jun 2017


ECB interest rates

As of 16 March 2016

Main refinancing operations


The Bank of Italy's Annual Reports from 1894 are online

All of the Bank of Italy’s Annual Reports are now online from its first financial year in 1894 to date. The first English translation dates from 1923.

Lira-euro conversion

In compliance with Ruling 216/2015 of Italy’s Constitutional Court, which declared unlawful the bringing forward of the deadline for terminating the redemption of lira banknotes from 28 February 2012 to 6 December 2011 (Article 6 of Decree Law 201/2011, converted into Law 214/2011), on 22 January 2016, the Bank of Italy began lira-euro exchange operations at its branches.


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.


  1. 30 June Statistics The Statistical Bulletin - Monthly Tables Rome
  2. 30 June Press releases €-coin: June 2017 Rome
  3. 30 June Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  4. 30 June Statistics Italy - External debt Rome
  5. 30 June Publications Statistical Bulletin Rome
  6. 30 June Statistics Italy - International investment position Rome
  7. 3 July Publications Survey of Industrial and Service Firms Rome
  8. 5 July Appointments Governing Council of the ECB: non-monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt Frankfurt
  9. 7 July Statistics Bank of Italy official reserves Rome