Italian market grows in the first nine months of the year

In the first nine months of 2018, 9,615 construction equipment have been sold in the Italian market, with a growth of 22% compared to last year. In more detail, earthmoving machines sold were 9,281 (+23%), while 334 were the road machines sold (+5%). “The growth trend of the Italian market of construction equipment continues also in the third quarter of the year – said Antonio Strati, director with responsibility for statistical activities of Unacea. It should be remembered, however, that in terms of units sold, 2018 features the same numbers as those recorded in the early nineties. The recovery is there, but the continuing uncertainty about the national economic policy and the international financial imbalances are severely testing it”. Istat recorded an annual growth in investments of 0.6% in August.
According to the Monitor of Foreign Trade of the Samoter Outlook, edited by Prometeia with the collaboration of Unacea, this trend will continue until the end of the year, albeit in an uneven manner. At the basis of the slowed development of the sector there would be the suspension of many infrastructure projects, the difficulties related to the new procurement code and the implementation of spending programs of local authorities.