Construction equipment sales in Italy jumped 22% year on year to reach 9,615 units over the first nine months of 2018. Sales of earthmoving machines were up 23% to 9,281 units. Around 5% of sales- 334 machines- was for road machines, according to Unacea, Italy.
ISTAT reported an increase of 0,6% in construction investments in August and this trend will continue until the end of the year, even if it in a rough way. At the base of the restrained development of the sector there would be the suspension of the workin numerous infrastructure projects, the difficulties related to the new public procurement legislation and to the implementation of local government budgets.