The Italian Glassworking Machinery Sector Reports 2010 as a Year of Growth

GIMAV reported that in line with the entire capital goods sector, the glass-processing machinery, accessories and special products sector also showed promising signs of growth in 2010.

The sector closed 2010 on positive ground, especially due to the industry's hollow glass component which witnessed the revival of some of those investment projects that had been abruptly put on hold between 2008 and 2009.


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Flat glass exports also rose, but seemed to be struggling more due to the continued crisis of the outlet sectors for some of its products, with the building industry being the most striking example.

As of 31 December 2010, GIMAV's statistical surveys for exports indicate an overall growth of +5.28%, more specifically: machinery, accessories and special products for flat glass + 1.20% and machinery, accessories and special products for hollow glass + 13.67%