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Italian woodworking technologies business revives

 Wednesday, September 7, 2022

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Italian woodworking technologies recently recorded a positive exporting trend this year. The trend for the export of Italian woodworking technologies is still positive; in the first five months of 2022 the percentage difference was +2.6 points compared to the same period of 2021. The United States, Germany and France lead the ranking of the best buyers of Italian machines. Imports are still growing strongly – +27,6% – with Germany and China at the top of the ranking, as major suppliers of machinery for the Italian woodworking industry.

Heavy surge recorded in Italian woodworking technologies business. However, the year 2021 showed that the pandemic emergency has also acted as a powerful driver for production in many industries in Italy. One of these is certainly the sector of machinery, plants, equipment and tools for wood and wood-based materials, which experienced a “stimulating” 2021 with a growth of orders that could hardly be imagined, according to Acimall, the association of Italian woodworking technology manufacturers.

The October-December 2021 period was much “quieter” than the previous quarters, but still excellent: orders increased by 41% over the same period of 2020, resulting from a massive 60% growth on the domestic market and 38.6% increase on the international scenario. The other face of the coin is production, impacted by provisioning problems, price increases and delays in the supplies of raw materials and components, which might extend their effect well into the first part of the new year.

With time, 2022 begun on a positive note and export business surged in the woodworking and machinery domain.  The business is further expected to continue on a positive note and influence the Italian woodworking sector in October with the upcoming event Xylexpo.

The Italian manufacturers provide wood-working machinery which can transform such scarce supplies of raw materials into first class furniture and other end products, thus determining a domestic success which, in turn, is responsible for the industry’s worldwide achievements, even in competitive markets where manufacturers continually have to offer technologically innovative and advanced machinery solutions. And Italian manufacturers successfully do so, by effectively responding to a multitude of user requirements, from sawmills to the industrial processing of solid wood and panelling, to finishing processes.

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