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Out of €62.5 million imports, the flat glass processing sector claimed €6.55 million, i.e. an over 42.3% decrease over 2010, thus falling way below 2009 levels.
As usual, the primary area of origin was the European Union with €5.94 million, accounting for 90.7% of the entire industry. France, despite a sharp drop, remained the leading supplier with €2.74 million, followed by Germany with 1.81. The United Kingdom shrank considerably, falling from a share of over 10% of total industry imports in 2010 to nearly 0 in 2011.
Among non-EU countries, Turkey ranked first as – despite its negligible absolute values, it managed to grow by over 61%.
Imports from Asia took a nosedive, from €1.24 million in 2010 to 305,000 euros in 2011, claiming a 4.67% share. More particularly, China reduced its supplies to Italy by over 83%.
The following tables provide a detailed picture of the imports of machinery, accessories and special products for the processing of flat glass, broken down into geographic areas and ranking the leading countries of origin.