Italian construction firms were awarded a full 17 billion euro in foreign contracts over the past year, making 2013 the ninth consecutive growth year on foreign markets: + 8.6%. Turnover from 2004 through 2013 has tripled (+206%) from 3 to over 9.5 billion euro, and currently represents 60% of the total.
The data emerged from the latest fact-finding study prepared by ANCE and jointly presented on 8 October at Villa Madama with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Participants in the meeting included Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Lapo Pistelli, Deputy Minister for Economic Development Carlo Calenda, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ambassador Michele Valensise, ANCE President Paolo Buzzetti and ANCE Vice President and Chairman of the Foreign Projects Committee Giandomenico Ghella.
Foreign markets continue to offer a strategic outlet for Italian firms, also in light of a domestic market considerably impacted by the downturn. The high levels of technology achieved, along with intense economic diplomacy efforts, have led over the past year to doubling the value of contracts awarded in G20 countries, markets notoriously more competitive and difficult to penetrate. The new contracts awarded in
In addition to the conventional sectors of motorway and railway construction, Italian firms are winning a substantial share in the area of environmental plants, healthcare construction, hotels and research centres, a sign that technological expertise and close cooperation with the Farnesina are bearing excellent fruit for the Italian construction industry worldwide.