General data

Area: 301.340 km2
Popuation: 60.317.116
Capital: Rome
Currency: Euro
Time zone: UTC+1
Calling code: +39
Biggest Cities: Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Florence, Bari


GDP per capita (eur, 2019): 29.507 
GDP (billion EUR, 2019): 1.786,6
Inflation (%, 2019): 0,6
Unemployment (%, 2019): 9,9
Import (billion EUR, 2019): 399,2
Export (billion EUR, 2019): 456,2
Real growth rate of export (%): 1,4
Real growth rate of Import (%): -0,2
Foreign investments (billion EUR, 2019): 26,1

Creative ranking

overall ranking – 1. place
(by Creative Barometer 2020)

by Architecture – 2. place

by Interior design – 13. place

by Product design – 1. place

Italy occupies the 1st place in the overall ranking of the countries. With regard to the three subdisciplines, it ranks best in the areas of product design and fashion (1st place). It ranks 2nd in the area of architecture and 13th in the area of interior design. Italy ranks 1st in terms of its GDP per capita. As regards the mobility of creators, considering the country of origin and the host country, it occupies the winning 1st place in both indicators among the 19 countries. Italy is also placed 1st when it comes to the number of people working as creative and performing artists, authors, journalists and linguists. In addition, it also ranks 1st in the number of companies operating in the cultural sector. The country takes 2nd place only as regards the number of people with tertiary education.
Creative Barometer was developed by Zavod Big in cooperation with the Center for Creativity, at the Museum of Architecture and Design. This project is a part of a partnership network Platform Center for Creativity cofinanced by European Union from European Regional Development Fund and by Republic of Slovenia.