Italian market up in 2019

Imports see double-digits growth, export stable

According to the last Unacea survey on the Italian market, in 2019, 16,927 construction equipment has been sold on the Italian market, up 16% compared to 2018. In more detail, figures consist of 16,311 earth-moving machines (+15%), and 616 road equipment (+23%).

Looking at the foreign trade, Italian export of construction equipment between January and October 2019 reached €2.5 billion, stable compared to last year (+1%). According to the last SaMoTer Outlook carried by Prometeia, it grew the export of concrete equipment (+13.8) and of crushing and screening machines (+7.8%). Stable the trend of export for drilling equipment (&2B1.1%) and earth-movinng machines (-0.7%). Drop in the export of tower cranes (-10%) and road machines (-15%) while imports saw a double-digit growth (+13%), reaching €0.92 billion. Trade balance surplus amount to €1,5 billion, even if loss 4.9% compared to 2018.

 

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
(units sold)
January - December 2019
Category 2018 2019 variazione %
Dozer 38 47 24%
Crawler excavators 2.356 2.867 22%
Wheel excavators 283 320 13%
Wheel loaders 1.280 1.385 8%
AWS backhoe loaders 88 110 25%
Rigid backhoe loaders 135 77 -43%
Miniexcavators 8.335 9.693 16%
Skid steer loaders 905 970 7%
Compact track loaders 647 752 16%
Articulated dumpers 77 90 17%
Telescopic handlers 123 169 37%
Tot. EARTH MOVING MACHINES 14.144 16.311 15%
Compactors 348 441 27%
Finishers 153 175 14%
Tot. ROAD MACHINES 501 616 23%
Tot. CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT 14.645 16.927 16%

 

Source: Unacea - Italian Construction Equipment Association
Created in 2010, at present with about fifty members, Unacea is the Italian trade association of construction equipment, open to the contribution of all companies, institutions, and organizations involved in the construction equipment industry. Unacea membership includes earth-moving machines, attachments, concrete equipment, tower cranes and drilling machineries.