Acimac Studies Centre says it observed an overall increase in companies’ revenues in the first three months of the year, largely due to a recovery in exports which account for more than 75% of the sector’s total turnover.
The most dynamic markets appear to be the Maghreb region, the
Arabian Peninsula and the rest of the Middle East, along with Brazil and other
South American countries.
During the recently held Ceramics China fair in Guangzhou,
China, “We observed buoyant demand not only in China but in all the large
producer countries in Asia,” said Acimac chairman Pietro Cassani. “The large numbers of visitors who converged on
the approximately 1,000m2 Italian pavilion showed keen interest in
the latest technological innovations as well as an appreciation of the quality,
reliability and high degree of automation of our machines.”
“Although the results that have emerged from our study are
certainly positive, particularly following a year of severe contraction, they
are still insufficient to allow us to say with certainty that the crisis is
over,” warned Cassani.
“The increases reported in the last few months may in fact be
attributable to a rise in orders for renewal or replacement of plant components
or consumables, as is only natural after twelve months of stagnation,” he
“In the next quarter our companies are expecting to see a
situation of stability in key markets rather than the much-awaited recovery in
large-scale industrial investments.”
Italian ceramic machinery industry reports uptick in 1Q
June 1, 2010