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Headquarters of: Italian steel maker Ilva.
Birthplace of: designer Riccardo Tisci, magistrate Francesco Paolo Casavola, politician Luigi Vitali.
Famous for: the Aragonese castle, the swing bridge, baroque monuments.
Leading political party: Left Ecology Freedom (SEL).

Population 203,257
Italian population 59,685,227
Ranking of the city in terms of population 16

Source: Istat, 2013

1) Wealth
Gdp per capita EUR/year, 2014

3) Consumption
Per capita expenditure in cars,
motorbikes and electronics
EUR/year, 2014

5) Exports

7) Bank deposits
Bank deposits per capita EUR

9) Entrepreneurship
Registered companies per 100 inhabitants

2) Unemployment
Unemployment rate

4) Justice system
Ratio of judgements per pending/new cases
in 2014 x 100

6) ICT diffusion
Broadband coverage (% of population)

8) Youth
Share of population under the age of 30

10) Education
N. of graduates every 1,000 people aged
between 25 and 30 in 2014
Sources: (1) Istituto Tagliacarne, (2) Istat, (3) Findomestic, (4) Ministry of Justice, (5) Prometeia, (6) Osservatorio Banda Larga, (7) Abi-Bankitalia, (8) Datagiovani, (9) Infocamere, (10) Ministry of education

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  1. Business and economy

    The steel sector needs strategic thinking and more effective rules for foreign investors

    by Paolo Bricco

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    The Italian manufacturing system is experiencing the most difficult recession since 1929. Today the industrial triangle is made up of three players from the Italian iron and steel industry, a sector badly hit by the crisis: Taranto, Piombino and Terni. The political-economic decisions being made now by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's government will have repercussions on the Italian economy in the coming years. The case of the iron and steel industry is emblematic. There was ...

  2. Business and economy

    Taranto's Ilva is strategic for the Italian economy

    by Paolo Bricco

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    The Ilva steel plant , currently under public control, is a strategic company for the Italian economy. Ten million tons of steelworks produced in Taranto at the tip of Southern Italy were worth 40% of Italy's total output until three years ago. Coils, metal sheets, tapes. In terms of the final market, these steelworks covered 65% of the effective consumption of domestic production. All the Italian industrial sectors used coils and sheets made ...

  3. Business and economy

    Italy can't allow Ilva to close

    by Paolo Bricco

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    With its public auction for Ilva, the government has chosen the path of the free market. The highest number of possible offers, among which the best can be chosen. Not a few mistakes have already been made in the handling of Ilva, by this government and by previous ones. The current administration lost a full year chasing the fantasy that a publicly-owned Ilva could be revived, brought to market and sold for a respectable price, not in a ...

  4. Business and economy

    Ilva's auction, a textbook case of squaring the circle

    by Paolo Bricco

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    Another delay for Ilva. The story of the Taranto-based steel plant, the largest in Europe, seems like an endless marathon. Four years ago, investigators seized the plant and arrested several people, convinced that pollution had killed dozens in the southern Italian region. The company was nationalized, and the owners, the Riva family, left. Under public management, the company went bankrupt. Finally, the government ...