UCIMA is the Association of Italian suppliers of automomatic machines and technology for the packaging industries, from food and confectionery to tobacco industry, from pharmaceutical to chemical and petrochemical industry, from cosmetics to paper industry.
UCIMA represents over one hundred thirty companies, among with the most important ones of the the sector, nationally and internationally. Italy is one of the world leaders in packaging machinery, with a world market share of nearly 28%. Acccording to estimates, in 2011, the sector’s turnover totalled 4.3 billion euros, 14.4% up on 2010. Exports account for around 90% of total turnover, with a value of 3.850 billion euro. This corresponded to growth of 15.9%, higher than the world average. The largest market area is the European Union.
In second place is Asia, next come non-EU Europe, Central and South America and North America. As regards the countries of export, China absorbed the largest shares of Italian exports, followed by United States and France. Standing on the thirteenth place on the ranking of the export markets for Italian companies, in 2011, India absorbed made in Italy for 100 million euro value, 84% up on the year before.