In the first three months of 2023, 5,313 construction machines have been placed on the Italian market, up 5% if compared to the same period of 2022. In more details, 5,186 earth moving machines (+7%) and 127 road machines (-31%) have been sold between January and March 2023. Market figures, based upon the sales of manufacturing and import companies, have been released by Unacea on the occasion of Samoter which will run until 7th May in Veronafiere.
Positive the results of foreign trade where, according to the last Unacea-Cer foreign trade report, exportations reached €3 billion in 2022, up 9% if compared to 2021. Positive also the importation, with an increase of 30% for a value of €2 billion. Trade balance remains in surplus of more than €990 million, even losing 18% compared to the last year.
“The Italian construction equipment market continues to grow in the first quarter of 2023, even showing the first signs of fatigue – said Michele Vitulano, president of Unacea. The decrease of the road machines market and the slow down of the growth in sales of earth moving machines anticipates a more general stabilization of the Italian market, as forecasted by Unacea and Cer. The renewal of the fleet continues to be a priority in Italy and we hope that a government initiative will soon be reactivated to support companies who choose cutting-edge technologies. Indeed, the lastest technologies available on the market allows companies not only to achieve more efficiency, but also contributing to the environmental sustainability and to both operators and products safety.”
Within this positive market background is on stage the 31st edition of Samoter, the Italian construction equipment trade fair. In this edition the focus of environmental sustainability and future’s construction sites are at the heart of the exhibition: digitalization, smart machines, alternative fuels and innovative approaches are only some of the themes of the Samoter Lab, the area dedicated to innovation in the construction industry. Unacea participates with a lounge area in hall 12 (G5).
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