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Technologies for woodworking 2022 closes on a positive note

 Thursday, March 23, 2023

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Despite the many disturbing elements linked to the complexity of the markets, geopolitical crises, energy and raw material price increases 2022 closes positively. This is what emerges from the export data of Italian woodworking technologies. According to data published by ISTAT, the sector exported woodworking machinery and equipment (tools excluded) for 1,645 million euros with an increase of 3.9 percentage points on 2021, therefore with an acceleration of the year closing compared to the percentage differences recorded in the periods previously analysed.

The United States they lead the ranking of the best wood technology customers of Italian origin, with 220 million euros and an increase of 34.6%; followed by France with 155 million (+28.9%) and Germany with 129 million (+16.1%).

Italian companies continue to invest

These results show that the companies in the sector are confirming the successes achieved in the last two years also for 2022, albeit with a lower percentage growth.

After all, the reference are the record indicators achieved in 2021 and furthermore 2022 had to face an extremely complex situation caused by the war in Ukraine, by the increase in energy costs, by the closure of many markets and by the continuing difficulty in procuring components and materials prime.

Excellent results were recorded on the domestic front where Italian companies, also driven by incentives from the central authorities, continued to invest in woodworking machinery and technologies, to renew their machinery fleet.

 Forecast for 2023

The forecasts for 2023 for the woodworking machinery and technology sector are somewhat difficult: the persistence of the complex situation at a global level, the general economic climate which does not seem destined to change for the moment and the strong technological renewal of companies in the last years push towards cautious optimism which could translate into a substantial confirmation of the positive levels achieved this year.

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