In 2017, the world production of machine tools for sheet metal forming and machining reached 24.6 billion euro, i.e. 6.6% more compared with the value reported in the previous year. In this context, Italy confirmed its specialisation, strengthening its third position in the international ranking thanks to its production increase (+ 9.1%), totalling over 2.5 billion euro.

World consumption also showed a very positive trend, up by 5.8%, to over 24 billion euro. Coming in fourth in the consumption international ranking, Italy is experiencing a very favourable market situation, as evidenced by the trend of domestic demand, grown to 1.4 billion euro, i.e. 10.3% more compared with the value obtained in 2016, which was already a very positive year.

Thanks to these performances, Italy is gradually taking shares away from its direct European competitor, Germany, both in terms of production and consumption. Also for this reason, LAMIERA is a more and more important occasion for all Italian and foreign operators, as well as the first event for the market of the area in 2019.

ITALY IN THIRD PLACE FOR PRODUCTION

  1. China                       10,112     +4.6%
  2. Germany                 3,045     +3.5%
  3. Italy                           2,545     +9.2%
  4. Japan                        1,606      -0.5%
  5. Usa                              1,318     +12.7%
  6. South Korea             1,191     +9.1%
  7. Taiwan                          615     +6.9%

ITALY IN FOURTH PLACE FOR CONSUMPTION

  1. China                       10,599     +6.0% 
  2. Usa                            1 ,885      +17.8%
  3. Germany                   1,747      +4.4%
  4. Italy                            1,396      +10.3%
  5. Japan                         1,021       -4.3%
  6. Mexico                         887        -9.9%
  7. South Korea              840       +10.5%
  8. India                             503       +27.1%