(AGI) Perugia, Sept 13 - The Italian small traders association,Confesercenti, said on Saturday that 2014 will be a very badyear for the country's commerce and tourism unless there is anexceptional recovery over the next few months. At their AGM inSan Martino in Campo, members were presented with the latestfigures regarding the two sectors. From January to August, atotal of 24,167 companies went out of business, an average of100 per day. Since 2007, households have lost an average of4,400 euros in purchasing power, which had impactedconsumption. .