Italian exports of plastics and rubber machinery

According to Assocomaplast- the Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufacturers’ Association Italian exports of plastics and rubber machinery in the first semester of 2009, decreased by 32% in value terms as compared to the same period of last year. Interestingly, Italy’s main competitor in this sector; the German manufacturers, recorded an even worse drop of 37%. A 4% growth in exports was reported in the April/June 2009 period with respect to the previous quarter and a 6% positive trend of the monthly exports in June with respect to January. The figures highlight Stability of some of the main destination countries of Italian exports in H1-09 as compared to H1-08. A 28% increase in sales was recorded towards Benelux (9th market in the ranking), a 6.1% increase to Turkey (7th country), a 9.3% increase towards Mexico (10th) and, a below-average decrease to Germany. Top 10 destination markets of Italian exports of plastics and rubber machinery January – June 2009 (in million EUR) Share on total (%) Germany 109.78 12.5 % France 55.93 6.4 % Spain 47.53 5.4 % Russia 46.67 5.3 % China 43.48 4.9 % United States 41.14 4.7 % Turkey 36.47 4.1 % Poland 35.66 4.1 % Benelux 29.89 3.4 % Mexico 27.75 3.2 % Total top 10 474.29 53.9 % Other countries 405.36 46.1 % World total 879.65 100.0 %
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