Thursday, October 6, 2011, in the presence of the President of Confcommercio Carlo Sangalli, was held the press conference to present the analysis on the evolution of regional GDP in recent years and consumption indicator Confcommercio. At the regional level, the regions of Central Italy have confirmed their greater dynamism in terms of GDP with a share of wealth produced, over the national total, rising from 21% in 1995 to 21.6% in 2007 and a forecast for 2012 equal to 22%. The regions of the North, partly because of an increased presence of export-oriented medium-large companies, are those which in the years of crisis have suffered most the effects of the recession, registering the biggest losses of wealth, particularly in 2009: -6.5% Lombardy, -6.4% Piedmont , -6.1% Veneto and Emilia Romagna. For the South, only the Abruzzi has done worse with -7%. In terms of GDP per capita, the South recorded the best performance since 2000, but only because of lower population growth in this area where the gap with the rest of the country remains high and is intended, in the absence of specific actions, to further increase in the future with a progressive loss of wealth: a long-term forecast sees, in fact, the contribution of the South in terms of GDP reduced from 24% in 1995 to 22.7% in 2017.