In 2017, substanital growth in foreign markets has been experiencedy by Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment and moulds. Imports up by 9.1%, exports by 14.6%: these are the results of the first half of 2017 with respect to the same period in 2016 based on the analysis of ISTAT foreign trade data by the Amaplast Statistical Studies Center. The...
After its successful launch in 2015, the match-making system is back again this year at Vitrum 2017, the trade show specialized in machinery, equipment and special products for glass processing that will take place October 3-6 at Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, Italy. Visitors can use this service to plan their business appointments by finding the exhibitors they are...
After participating in the 2016 edition in Las Vegas with a group of 16 companies (over an area measuring 612 m2), a key GIMAV contingent will again participate in GlassBuild America, confirming the strategic value of the US market for Italy’s glass processing machinery businesses, also validated by data from the Gimav Study Center. Exports to North America for the entire sector - both Flat...
Fifth among manufacturing countries, after the revision of the time-series data carried out by the US association, Italy confirmed its third place among exporters and gained one position in the consumption ranking, where it came in fifth, as a testimony to the liveliness of its domestic demand. The positive trend reported since 2014 will continue throughout 2017 - the year in...
In the April-June 2017, orders for Italian woodworking technologies recorded 31.9% growth rates, compared to the same period of 2016 (previous quarter growth was 22.2%), reported Italian woodworking machinery and tools manufacturers’ association Acimall. The final figure results from the performance of foreign trade, with orders increasing by 34.8% in the quarter under scrutiny, and the...
According to data compiled by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, the order index for textile machinery during the period from April to June rose by 26% compared to the same period in 2016. The value of the index stood at 117.3 points (basis: 2010=100). Specifically, significant increase in orders was recorded for domestic market, where the index stood at an...
Over the first six months of 2017, 5,109 machines have been sold in the Italian market, up 6% compared to last year. In deeper detail, the sector of earth moving machines grows 6% with 4,910 machines sold, while road equipment increases by 9% (199 machines sold).  "The Italian market continue to grow, albeit at a moderate pace – says Paolo Venturi, President of Unacea. The...
Vitrum 2017 will take place at Fiera Milano Rho October 3-6, 2017. The four-day event will combine displays of the most innovative technologies in the glass processing machinery, special products and accessories industries with a packed calendar of side events. As of today, visitors can now register for Vitrum 2017 by completing the short form found at: http://ticketonline.fieramilano.it/...
At the annual members’ meeting held on 30 June 2017, GIMAV officially presented and shared the data on the Italian Flat Glass and Hollow Glass industry. The report, titled “The Italian industry of glass processing machinery, systems, accessories and special products in 2016” – provides a comprehensive and detailed annual snapshot of the industry, highlighting its structural characteristics,...
World trade is slowing, with political and economic turbulence emerging on many markets as well as uncertainty regarding a protectionist turn by certain world leaders, but the footwear, leather-goods and tanning machinery industry has delivered yet another positive year. “If we can take some credit – says Gabriella Marchioni Bocca, ASSOMAC President – it is for the fact that, despite all the...

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