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The second edition of “Excellence – Italian Main Industrial Sectors” now available

The second edition of “Excellence – Italian Main Industrial Sectors” is available. It is a publication that highlights the Italian excellences in different fields: Sustainability and Circular Economy, Agrifood, Art and Architectural Restoration, Arts, Culture and Tourism, Automotive, Cosmetic, Design, Fashion, Infrastructure and Mobility, Machineries, Marine Industry, Medical and Pharmaceutical Industry, Renewables, University, Innovation and Research, Wood Industry.

The publication underlines the results achieved both in the traditionally successful fields for Italy (for example, in the Arts and Culture, we hold the record for the number of UNESCO Sites, 58), and in the innovative ones (for example, in the sector of renewables, Italy is the first country in Europe for share of renewable energies used and the second in the world for export of green products).

As confirmed within the foreword by the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luigi Di Maio, since the Renaissance, Italy has been renowned worldwide for its creativity and style. It is home to widely appreciated fashion brands and exquisite food. It is also a world leader in many other important sectors, such as machineries, wood industry, infrastructure and mobility, industrial design, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and aerospace technologies, just to name a few.

It should be noted that Italy is the 1st country in Europe for turnover per-capita in the field of products that are developed with biological processes (like bioplastics). It ranks 1st among the top five EU economies with the highest percentage of recycled waste. Additionally, it is 1st in Europe in terms of its rate of circular economy, 2nd for efficient use of raw materials and for energy consumption per unit of product.

Italy is among the first 10 global exporters in the agri-food sector with over 200,000 companies and it holds almost a third of the Protected Designations of Origin in the world. Regarding the automotive sector, Italy turns out to be among the countries with the highest percentage of industrial robots used in the automotive industry. Moreover, the Made in Italy brand is a leader within the fashion industry in Europe, in terms of production and generated added value (33.9%).

Each section of the document provides the presentation of datas, supplied by Fondazione Symbola’s and industry associations’ analysis, such as the turnover and the number of employees who work in the sector, useful to understand the value and importance of these industries in the worldwide market. Moreover, there are links to access to the most important industry associations’ website.


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