Also export and import grow.
Over the first nine months of the year, 5,946 construction equipment have been sold in the Italian market, up 33% compared to the same period of 2014. By analyzing sales results, figures consisted of 5.705 earthmoving machines (+30%), 241 road machines (+217%). According to the data of the Italian institute for Statistics processed by Prometeia, also export grew (+8%); particularly positive the export of tower cranes (+24%), followed by road machines (+16%), drilling equipment (+12%), earth moving machines (+8%), crushing and screening equipment (+1%), while it is stable the export of concrete equipment. Also import grew, up 27%, as well as the industry trade balance, which is positive for more than €1,140 million, has recorded a +3%.
“The result of the third quarter confirms the recovery trend of the Italian market” says Paolo Venturi, president of Unacea. “However, it is a growth that starts from a very low basis, because of the drop of the market up to 80% between 2008 and 2013. The scenario is very fragile because we see a limited physiologic replacement of some machines really outdated. To stabilize these positive signs and to meet undelayable national pressures, Unacea calls for a plan of action to secure the territory to the dangers of flooding”.
|Reference period: January - September 2015|
|AWS backhoe loaders||36||34||-6%|
|Rigid backhoe loaders||58||46||-21%|
|Articulated backhoe loaders||22||10||-55%|
|Skid steer loaders||262||300||15%|
|Compact track loaders||180||203||13%|
|Total EARTHMOVING MACHINES||4.403||5.704||30%|
|Total ROAD MACHINES||76||241||217%|
|Total CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT||4.479||5.945||33%|
Data: Italian producers and importers of construction machinery
|IMPORT %||EXPORT %|
|Earthmoving machines and attachments||€183,796,445.00||€579,975,002.00||€245,379,744.00||€617,162,420.00||34%||8%|
|Crusching and screening equipment||€46,029,412.00||€262,438,167.00||€55,162,446.00||€265,193,833.00||20%||1%|
|Total CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT||€279,053,245.00||€1,389,295,502.00||€354,800,311.00||€1,495,095,335.00||27%||8%|
|Jan-Jul 2014||Jan-Jul 2015||%|
|Total CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT||€1,110,242,257.00||€1,140,295,024.00||3%|
Data from the Italian institute of Statistics (Istat) processed by Prometeia
Source: Unacea - National Union of Construction Equipment & Attachments Companies