Construction equipment: Italian market grows in 2021

Positive the foreign trade. Unacea presents the results in a press conference


In the twelve months of 2021, 22,000 construction machines have been placed on the Italian market, up 30% if compared to 2020. Data were presented by Unacea in a digital press conference held last 1st February. The digital press conference, sponsored by GIC – Italian concrete day, hosted the speech of CER, Centro europa ricerche, who commented on the market results. In more details, 21,107 earth moving machines (+30%) and 893 road machines (+26%) were sold.

Positive the foreign trade, according to the last Unacea-CER Foreign trade report. Indeed, exports between January and October 2021 reached €23 billion, up 19% compared to the same period of 2020. Positive the imports in the same period with an increase of 42%, for a value of €1.2 billion. Trade balance remains in surplus of more than €1 billion, surplus that grows at 2% annually.

“2021 ends with a definitely positive result for the construction equipment industry – said Luca Nutarelli, secretary general of Unacea. The all year round growth has helped to recover what has been lost since the crisis of 2008. Furthermore, expectations for 2022 remain positive. On the other hand, the inflation dynamics, the rising cost of energy and the supply chain disruption, risk compromising the current phase of growth, reducing the profitability of companies in the medium term. We therefore hope that these aspects can be taken in serious account by public authorities, to avoid the frustration of the national recovery plan”.

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