The spinning machines sector is a strategic market segment which plays an instrumental role for the realization of a textile product of high quality level. The excellence of the Italian machine sector makes spinning machines made in Italy highly competitive at international level and offers to the various application fields a technology capable of meeting the most exacting requirements.


In 2005 this segment accounted for about 25% of the Italian production of textile machines (for a value of Euro 635 million). Over 83% of the turnover (about Euro 524 million in 2005) is achieved on foreign markets.


In the first half of 2006 exports amounted to Euro 250 million. Asia is the main destination of the spinning machines produced in Italy (52% of exports of Italian manufacturers). China is by far the main export market, with a share of 22% on total export sales. Other markets where the Italian manufacturers of this sector hold an interesting share are India (10%) and Poland (6%).


EXPORT OF ITALIAN SPINNING MACHINERY BY AREAS FIRST HALF OF 2006


EXPORT OF ITALIAN SPINNING MACHINERY

BY MAIN MARKETS (MILLION EURO) FIRST HALF OF 2006