Not just fashion and food:
in the machinery sector

Major challenges posed by globalization and the entrance of emerging countries into world trade have caused some changes in Italy’s industrial and productive structure, which is increasingly oriented towards the quality of processes and products.

Good performance in the traditional ‘Made in Italy’ sectors – such as textile and clothing, shoes, furniture and the nautical industry – remains unchanged, thanks to re-conversion into high value-added segments of the market.

At the same time, the Italian economy has reinforced important specializations such as machinery – now the most important sector in terms of trade balance surplus – means of transport other than cars, chemicals and pharmaceuticals and high technology.

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