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
Assocomaplast (the Italian trade association belonging to CONFINDUSTRIA, which groups together some 165 makers of machinery, molds and equipment for plastics and rubber) has issued its report on the sector's performance in 2012 – based also on the Italian National Institute
According to the Italy's Farm Machinery Manufacturers Association, FEDERUNACOMA, Italian farm machinery sales, including machine components, increased 4% this year to approximately $10 billion. To great extent, the increased sales can be attributed to stronger demand for farm machinery in European markets, particularly since the domestic market has experienced a relatively flat growth.