Web Exclusive | August 2017
Growth in orders continues for Italian firms
According to data compiled by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, the order index for textile machinery during the period from April to June rose by 26 per cent compared to the same period in 2016. The value of the index stood at 117.3 points (basis: 2010=100).
Specifically, significant increase in orders was recorded for domestic market, where the index stood at an absolute value of 92.9 points (+66 per cent over April-June 2016). On foreign markets, the increase amounted to 22 per cent, and the absolute value of the index stood at 123.4 points.
ACIMIT president Alessandro Zucchi expressed the satisfaction of the entire sector: “The data confirms that a recovery is currently underway for our domestic market. This is the third consecutive quarter that the order index is on the rise.”