ACiMGA – the association of Italian manufacturers of machines for the graphics, paper converting and paper industry – last May released a report on foreign trade data for the period 2022.
The report indicates a slight decrease in exports (-2.6% compared to 2020) for a total value of 90.8 million euros. The decrease is double-digit in Asia and Europe, while in America there is a strong growth in purchases of Italian machinery. Quite the contrary, imports increase by one and a half times.
More specifically, Europe, which absorbs 50.9% of total exports, records a decrease of 10.9%; on the other hand, Asia, with a share of 13.4% of total exports, the decline was 15.3%.
The American situation is clearly divided in two, however, in both cases with a positive sign: in Central and South America there is a + 152% and in North America, on the other hand, only + 4.7%.
In order by turnover value, the Italian outlet markets are:
- United States with 19 million;
- Turkey with 7.3 million;
- Germany with 7.1 million;
followed by Russia, which shows particularly high export growth (+ 245%), and the United Kingdom.
While exports to Italy drop, imports instead increase, reaching + 147% for a total value of 55.3 million euros. Purchases from Asia increased threefold, while those from Europe and America double.
European suppliers for Italy cover a share of about 70% and the value of imports has increased by 133%, while from Asia – which has a share of 27% – Italy has increased imports by 208%.
In order, the major suppliers for Italy are:
- Germany with 15.4 million;
- China with 8.2 million;
- France with 5.7 million;
- Japan with 5.1 million.