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Italy’s Economy Probably Expanded 6.5% in 2021, Minister Says

Pedestrians near Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy. 

Pedestrians near Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy. 

Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

The Italian economy likely expanded 6.5% in 2021, more than initially forecast, according to a representative of Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s government.

The economy probably grew 0.6% in the fourth quarter from the previous three months, Renato Brunetta, public administration minister, wrote in a statement.