Cinisello Balsamo 17 December 2019. The year 2019 marked the end of the positive trend, started in 2014 by the Italian machine tool, robot and automation industry. Nevertheless, the registered decrease is very moderate and shows how the values of the main economic indicators are returning to normal levels, after the exploit supported by the measures of Industry/Enterprise 4.0.
The growth of the Italian packaging machinery manufacturers shows no sign of stopping. According to the preliminary figures published by the Research Department of Ucima (Italian Automatic Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association), the sector’s turnover is expected to see further 6.8% growth to 7.7 billion euros in 2018.
Imports +11.4%, exports -0.6% in the period January-September 2018 with respect to the first three quarters of 2017 according to analyses by theAmaplast Statistical Studies Centre of ISTAT foreign trade data. The strong growth in imports, while remaining in the double digits, slowed significantly compared to +26% in March and +23% in June. Exports remained weak: toward the end of the period they dipped into negative figures and back into
According to data elaborated by ACIMIT, the Association Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers for the period from July to September, the orders index for textile machinery has risen by 6% compared to the same period in 2016. The index has a value of 107.3 points (2010 basis = 100). In further detail, foreign markets have shown a 6% increase, with the index reaching a value of 119.4 points.
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
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
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.