Woodworking Industry News

Equipment orders down 21 percent in Italy due to Covid-19 lockdown

The analysis of data in Italy collected by the Studies Office of Acimall, the Confindustria-member association representing the Italian wood furniture technology industry, was not surprising and confirmed an immediate impact of the lockdown caused by the Covid19 pandemic. The first quarter of 2020 closed with a widespread reduction of woodworking machinery and tool orders, a two-digit decrease that involved all global markets, though with some delay.

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Italian woodworking equipment sales expand 11 percent

Demand for Italian woodworking equipment remained strong in 2017. According to the figures published recently, in 2017 the industry achieved a production value of $2.8 billion, up by 11.6 percent compared to the previous year. The export trend was also higher, amounting to $2 billion, 7.1 percent more than in 2016. The top 10 destinations include the United States at number one in purchasing Italian woodworking equipment and technology, followed by Germany, Poland and France.