According to a study by the Bank of Italy gross wealth in the hands of Italian families at the end of 2009 was estimated at about 9500 billion (9.448 trillion to be precise), the net wealth was estimated at 8.6 trillion euros, about 350 000 euros per family. The wealth at the end of 2009 has increased by 1 .1% from the end of 2008, despite the crisis period and represents 5.7% of global wealth.
About half of this wealth, 4.667 trillion euros, consists of immovable property (apartments, land, etc..), Approximately 196 000 euros per family. The 37.7% of this wealth, 3.561 trillion euros, consists of financial assets.
According to this study, 44.7% of this wealth is in the hands of 10% of households, however, since a decrease compared to ten years ago when the richest 10% of households held 46.5% of the wealth, while 45% of the less wealthy families holds 10% of the wealth.
At the end of 2008 in Italy, the net wealth was equal to 7.8 times the gross household disposable income in France amounted to 7.5, to 7.7 in the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States to 7 to 4 , 8.
Italian families are also not in debt, compared to families in other countries. At the end of 2008 the amount of the debt of Italian households amounted to 78% of gross disposable income, while in Germany and France this figure was approximately 100% in the United States and Japan to 130%.