Italian economy increases 0.2% in the second quarter.
The Italian statistical office Istat released its gross domestic product (GDP) growth for Italy on Friday. Italy's preliminary GDP increased 0.2% in the second quarter, after a 0.3% rise in the first quarter.
The growth was driven by an increase in domestic demand.
On a yearly basis, Italy's GDP rose to 0.5% in the second quarter from 0.1% in the first quarter.