The woodworking technology and wood-based materials industry keeps showing encouraging trends: preliminary figures for the current year speak for themselves, showing a fully positive sign for all major indexes. The analysis carried out by the Studies office of the Confindustria-member association ACIMALL, gathering the industry's leading companies provides a brighter picture than many were expecting.
Assocomaplast (the Italian trade association belonging to CONFINDUSTRIA, which groups to-gether over 160 makers of machinery, moulds and equipment for plastics and rubber) has completed the year 2014 balance sheet for the sector, incorporating ISTAT foreign trade data.
December 18th, 20914 (Milan, Italy): Assocomaplast (the Italian trade association, belonging to CONFINDUSTRIA, which groups to-gether some 170 machinery manufacturers) has compared ISTAT foreign trade data for January-September of the current year with data for the same period in 2013 and confirms further growth in both imports and exports.
For the third quarter of 2014, orders for Italian textile machinery manufacturers grew compared to the previous quarter. Economic data from industry surveys conducted by ACIMIT, representing the textile machinery sector, indicate a 4% increase. The value of the orders index for the period from July to September came in at 89.8 points (basis 2010=100).
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 o
Orders of Italian textile machinery are on the rise for both the domestic and foreign markets. ACIMIT's President Sandro Salmoiraghi stated "What's needed now is to boost investments in capital goods and work together in foreign markets."
As global demand increases for Italian Machine Tools, the first ten months of 2012 showed a 14.4% export increase, compared to the same period in 2011 reported UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, Italy's national association for machinery manufacturers in the metalworking sector.
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.