ACIMGA: State of the Industry Report 2021: A Turnover of 2.7 Billion Euros

2021 confirms to be an extremely positive year for the companies of Acimga, the Italian manufacturers Association of machinery for the graphic, converting and paper industry within Confindustria. According to the Association's research office, the year will close with a turnover of 2.7 billion euros for the sector in total (+13.2% on 2020), with exports growing by 19% on the previous year, going up to 1.6 billion. Those numbers are in line with the 2019 data (when turnover reached 2.8 billion), confirming a return to pre-Covid performance levels, despite a decline in orders and turnover in the third quarter of 2021, which amounted respectively to -11.3% and -12% (575 million euros) compared to the same period of 2020: specifically, the reduction is strong in international orders (-29.8%), balanced by growth in the domestic market (+21.4%).

«The first half of 2021, characterized by a boom in machinery orders (+67% on the first six months of 2020), allowed us to reach the complete production lines capacity for 2022 well in advance - says Andrea Briganti, general manager of Acimga - Only the current, exceptional market conditions haven’t allowed us to exceed pre-Covid levels: the third quarter was marked by strong concerns about the increase in energy prices and the supply of raw materials and components, which could also have a significant impact not only on machines deliveries, but on the productivity of the entire industry».

Despite the economic situation and the worsening of the pandemic scenario, Acimga looks at 2022 as a year for further consolidation of exports, for which it is essential to enhance all activities related to internationalization. Activities that Acimga hasn’t interrupted, continuing along the path started in 2020 and reacting to change in a strategic perspective.

Read about this, the association and its events in the attached ACIMGA Press Release, or contact the following:
Gwyn Garrett
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