Published on : Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The global trade analysis by the Acimall studies office also allows to make a ranking of “virtuous countries”, i.e. the markets that, in the second half 2013, have invested more resources in woodworking technology (taking into account supplies from Germany, Italy, China, Austria and the United States; Taiwan figures are not available), as evidence of a manufacturing situation that – with all required caution – is positive.
Again, the United States are in the top positions, with import growth rates close to 15 percent compared to the April-June 2012 period. Interesting trends also in Canada (plus 22 percent) and the United Kingdom (plus 7.2 percent), whereby the latter has been consolidating its structural recovery in the past few months. Growth in North America is also supported by Mexico (plus 27 percent).
Running up far behind, with much lower absolute values, Lithuania with 8.6 million Euros in the second half 2013, up by 134.45 percent compared to April-June 2012), Serbia (5.3 million, plus 48.9 percent) and Paraguay (one million Euros, plus 41 percent).
Destination markets with a negative sign, meaning a reduction of technology acquisition from the leading producing countries, include Brazil (26 million Euros in the second half 2013, minus 68 percent over the same period of 2012) and India (15.4 million, minus 31 percent), countries that – we should not forget – have been very positive in recent times.
In Europe, France (56 million Euros in April-June 2013, minus 8.7 percent compared to the second half 2012), Belgium (27.5 million, minus 22 percent) and Switzerland (26.9 million, minus 7.3 percent), all “mature” markets.
Thailand and Australia are suffering from drops close to 30 percent, combined with discouraging results of countries like the Czech Republic, Hungary and Greece.