Năm 2018, doanh thu của ngành sản xuất hàng hóa của Ý đạt 49,4 tỷ euro, đánh dấu mức tăng 6% so với năm trước và do đó kéo dài xu hướng tích cực bắt đầu vào năm 2014. Đây là năm phá kỷ lục của ngành, đạt được những giá trị mà chưa bao giờ đạt được trước đây cho tất cả các chỉ số kinh tế chính.
Cinisello Balsamo, 18-02-2019
Claudia Mastrogiuseppe, Coordinator of FEDERMACCHINE
Communication Group and Press Office, +39 0226 255.299, firstname.lastname@example.org
Massimo Civello, Press Office +39 226255.266,
2018 WAS A RECORD-BREAKING YEAR FOR ITALIAN
MANUFACTURERS OF CAPITAL GOODS
SLOWDOWN EXPECTED FOR 2019
In 2018, the turnover of the
Italian capital goods manufacturing industry achieved 49.4 billion euro, marking a 6% increase compared
with the previous year and thus extending the positive trend started in 2014.
It was a record-breaking year for the sector, which attained values never
reached before for all main economic indicators.
As evidenced by the
preliminary year’s data processed by the Statistic Working Group of
FEDERMACCHINE, the outcome was mainly due to the excellent trend of deliveries
in the domestic market, driven by the dynamic demand for investment goods. Supported
by the Super- and Hyper-Depreciation provisions, domestic consumption indeed
grew by 10% to 26.5 billion euro.
This mostly played to the
advantage of the deliveries of Italian manufacturers in the domestic market,
which, thanks to a 10.3% upturn, reached the value of 16.4 billion euro.
The trend was positive also for imports, whose value amounted to 10.1 billion
euro, i.e. 9.6% more versus 2017.
Even exports showed a
plus sign, totalling 33 billion euro, i.e. 3.9% more than in 2017. In the
first nine months of 2018 (latest available data), the main destination
markets for the Italian product offering were Germany (+4.7%), United
States (+22.6%), France (+3.7%), China (-6.1%) and Spain
According to the forecasts processed
by the Statistic Working Group of FEDERMACCHINE, 2019 should register a
slight slowdown. The turnover should not exceed 49.1 billion euro (-0.7%),
held down by the “ballast” of Italian manufacturers’ deliveries that should
decrease by 3.3% to 15.9 billion euro. On the contrary, exports should
grow by 0.6% to 33.2 billion euro. Italian consumption of
capital goods should go down by 2.5% to 25.8 billion euro.
“Even if the slowdown
expected for 2019 is not surprising, after the record of last year – pointed
out Sandro Salmoiraghi, President of FEDERMACCHINE – it is also true
that the uncertainty of the context, where we are operating, weighs on the
trend of the sector. To the already complicated international conditions, we
should add the unclear direction of the industrial policy implemented by the
Italian Government authorities. These are elements that may discourage the
purchase decisions for investments of significant amounts, such as machinery
and manufacturing technologies”.
“We hope that the Italian
manufacturing industry will continue its activity of investment in new
machinery and in technologies 4.0, thus ensuring the continuation of the
digitalisation process of enterprises started over the last years. The steady
growth of the Italian demand for capital goods, whose value is 60% higher than
that of 8 years ago, is certainly an indicator of the modernization of
factories in Italy, but it is not to be considered as a final goal”.
“The second manufacturing
country in Europe, to remain as such even in the future, needs a strong
industrial fabric, made up of enterprises that are capable of generating and
transferring innovation to all levels of the production chain. Only in this
way, we will be able to keep on playing a leading role in the international
scenario, while maintaining know-how, production facilities and thus work in
“For this reason, - added
the President of FEDERMACCHINE – the Government authorities must aim at
strengthening all those provisions that are capable of encouraging the
enterprises to invest in competitiveness, that is in new technologies and
professional training for their employees”.
“In this regard, - concluded
Sandro Salmoiraghi – we hope that Hyper-Depreciation, which is now still
in effect, may again be combined with Super-Depreciation, whose elimination might
exclude an important part of our SMEs from a right and proper upgrade and
“In addition, it is necessary to consider a review of
the provision for professional training
4.0, so that the enterprises may take advantage of the 40% tax credit, which is
currently applied only to the working hours costs of the employees involved in
education and training activities. Indeed, it should also be extended to the
costs of external teachers, representing the heaviest expense for the SMEs”.
“After all, as manufacturers
of capital goods, we have great difficulties in finding qualified staff,
capable of managing the technologies we are developing and using in our
factories. We need tools that could help us in re-training our employees, but
we also need to rely on a school system, which should be able to prepare young
resources adequately. Therefore, the work must continue on the development of ITS,
schools of high-technical education and training that can meet this requirement
in an appropriate way”.
Cinisello Balsamo, 18 February 2019
Claudia Mastrogiuseppe, Coordinator of FEDERMACCHINE Communication
Group and Press Office, +39 0226 255.299, email@example.com
Massimo Civello, Press Office +39 226255.266,