Gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in Italy 2024

This statistic shows the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in Italy from 1984 to 2018, with projections up until 2024. GDP refers to the total market value of all goods and services that are produced within a country per year. It is an important indicator of the economic strength of a country. In 2018, the GDP per capita in Italy was around 34,320.75 U.S. dollars.

Italy's struggling economy

Italy’s GDP per capita has been unstable since 2008, often experiencing slight increases and decreases annually. The third largest economy of the euro area not only suffered from the global financial crisis, they were also one of the primary victims of the euro area crisis. One of the outcomes is the significant growth of Italy’s national debt, which saw continued upsurges every year over the past decade. With the collapse of investments and loss of industrial production, the Italian state was forced to resort to increase taxation and decrease spending. Additionally, Italy was forced to borrow more, which in turn increased national debt and furthermore their debt-to-GDP ratio. A debt-to-GDP ratio is significant to help determine if a country can pay off its debts without incurring more.

Increased taxation and decrease spending helped with reducing expenditures as well as raising revenues, however Italy still maintained a trade balance deficit, which has only recently< started to recover. Several reasons for Italy’s downturn as a country are unnecessary spending and incompetent leadership.

Italy: Gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in current prices from 1984 to 2024

GDP per capita in U.S. dollars
2012 34,469.65
2011 38,003.36
2010 35,657.65
2009 36,849.94
2008 40,689.11
2007 37,685.36
2006 33,339.75
2005 31,958.53
2004 31,239.99
2003 27,488.53
2002 22,288.64
2001 20,419.54
2000 20,112.61
1999 21,967.88
1998 22,282.16
1997 21,808.66
1996 23,032.91
1995 20,607.14
1994 19,152.13
1993 18,575.43
1992 23,119.69
1991 21,798.6
1990 20,654.54
1989 16,562.29
1988 15,936.29
1987 14,387.76
1986 11,462.72
1985 8,094.69
1984 7,841.82
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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

1984 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Estimate.

Values have been rounded to provide a better understanding of the statistic.

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