The Sector

The capital goods industry

With more than 5,100 companies, over 200,000 employees and a turnover that, in 2021, amounted to 50 billions euro (+20.7% compared to 2020), the Italian capital goods industry exports 65,6% of its production.

The sector's Made in Italy is known for giving end users around the world extremely high technical standards and the ability to tailor our offering to specific needs. The figure that best summarizes this situation is the trade balance surplus, exceeding 23 billion euros in 2021.

Based on these numbers, and the contents of the offer, Italy therefore plays a primary role in the scenario of Europe. Italy ranks fourth in terms of its contribution to European GDP and third in terms of industrial turnover.

When it comes to the Machinery and Equipment sector, however, Italy plays a much more important role: second after Germany, Italy has an added value twice as high as its British and French competitors.