The new 2017 financial statement data for the Acimac sample of world ceramic tile manufacturers analysed by the Acimac Research Department reveal a further improvement in Italy’s performance with respect to its international competitors, including growth in both production efficiency and profitability. However, sales growth slowed with respect to the exceptional results of 2016.
Amaplast (Italian trade association, member of CONFINDUSTRIA, bringing together about 170 manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment and moulds), through its Statistical Studies Center, has completed its year-end balance sheet for 2017, incorporating foreign trade data from ISTAT (Italian Institute of Statistics).
The year 2017 was extremely positive for the Italian industry of machine tools, robotics and automation, registering double-digit increases for all main economic indicators, except for that of exports that however started growing again after the downturn in 2016. The year 2018 will be just as positive, confirming the excellent situation that the sector has been experiencing.
+109%: this is the increase in Italian exports of machinery, equipment and moulds for plastics and rubber processing to Russia in the first nine months of 2017 with respect to the same period one year earlier, based on analyses of ISTAT foreign trade data by the Statistical Studies Center of Amaplast – trade association within CONFINDUSTRIA including over 170 manufacturers.
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The 2016 financial data for the Italian ceramic and brick machinery industry analysed by the Acimac Research Department – MECS reveal a further improvement in productivity and profitability. This further average improvement in management indices was set against a backdrop of strong growth in turnover that was maintained for the whole of 2016 and continues today, with turnover growth accelerating further to 18% on an annual basis.