According to Istat data referring to estimates in advance of certain economic aggregates in the geographical areas, in 2010 the Italian economy has registered a growth of gross domestic product (GDP) of 1.3%, following the fall in two years earlier (-1.3% in 2008 and -5.2% in 2009). On a regional basis, GDP increased by 1.7% in the North-West, 2.1% in the North-East, 1.2% in the center and 0.2% in the South. In the Northeast, the industrial sector has mainly contributed to the increase in GDP, an increase of 3.9% (+2.8% the average national change). Significant was also the contribution of services (+1.6%, against the national average +1.0%) and agriculture (+1.5%, compared to the +1.0% national average) . Even in the North West the industry scored the most marked resumption of the value added (+3.7%), followed by the service sector (+1.2%), then agriculture, with an increase of 0.9%. The center is the geographical area in which the effects of the economic crisis in 2009 had been more modest: therefore, the intensity of the recovery in 2010 results as more moderate (+1.2%). Only the services sector showed a value-added growth (+1.2%) higher than the average, while the industrial sector reported an increase of 2.3% and agriculture has registered a decline (-0.5%). The South finally is the area showing the greater difficulty of recovery. Indeed, GDP increased by only 0.2%, compared to an overall increase of 1.7% in the Centre-North. Industry is the most lagging sector: in the presence of a vigorous recovery at the national level, the industry of the South showed a decrease in the value added of 0.3%. Only agriculture has experienced an increase in value added (+1.4%) higher than the national average, while in the service sector, growth was extremely low (+0.3%).