In the final quarter of the year, orders increased by as much as 20.1% compared to the same period of 2013.

Furthermore, domestic orders showed the liveliest trend, with a significant 24.7% increase, compared to the October-December 2013 period. Good results also for orders from abroad which were up by 19.7%.

This positive figure has generated a climate of confidence and strengthened the feeling that 2015 might be a better year than expected, says the association.