First quarter 2015: starts the export of marble and Italian stone technologies
Double digit increase for orders abroad of machines and processing equipment (+ 18.6%). Also good sales of manufactured and raw materials (+ 3.2%). In three months, exports more than 676 million of Euros turnover. United States and Germany are the markets for the supply chain stone made in Italy The Italian marble industry returns to growth in international markets. After the consolidation of the results in 2014, the first quarter of 2015 recorded a recovery in exports. To drive it, the leap of 18.6% in exports of technologies for the processing and extraction of stone materials that reach 260 million of the equivalent euro. Always positive with respect to the first three months of last year, even the export of marbles, granites and stones, which, between processed and unprocessed products, an increase of 3.2 percent, with 416.6 million of euro of orders from across the border. To certify the results is the first partial statistical survey of 2015 on the progress of the national stone industry, compiled by the Observatory based on ISTAT Marmomacc, the most important international event for the sector of the natural stone, whose 50th edition is scheduled in Veronafiere, from September 30 to October 3, 2015, and the Confindustria Study Centre Marmomacchine, your national Association for the stone sector and complementary technologies.