Italy reports slowdown in machinery sales

Milan, Italy – Italian plastics & rubber machinery exports have declined 0.6% year-on-year in the first nine months of the year 2018, according to Amaplast, the Italian trade association for rubber & plastics machinery.

The export figures are in stark contrast to the 11.4% growth in imports seen during this same period, in response to the Italian government’s investment incentives put in place to deliver a boost to the local market.

The strong growth in imports, however, is significantly lower compared to the +26% achieved in the…

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