Positive results for Italian manufacturers

11 May 2017

The final figures for 2016 processed by the association of Italian manufacturers of woodworking machinery, are aligned with forecasts, and most of all reflect the positive atmosphere of the wood technology industry.

Production amounted to €2,057m, 10.4% more than 1,864 in 2015. The percentage variation is similar to 2015 versus 2014, when the variation was 11.7%; so, two years of double-digit growth.

The figures provided by the Italian statistics institute Istat show a final balance of imports and export: in 2016, sales abroad amounted to €1,495m, 5.8% more than in 2015, when export had grown much stronger by 12.7% versus 2014.

End-of-year figures indicate that last year was largely positive, most and foremost for the domestic market which, says Acimall, driven by fiscal incentives and public support to the industry and, in general, to consumption, reached €562m, 24.8% more than total sales in the previous 12 months.