For Istat, despite the "slight increase" in September, confirms "a situation of." weakness". The cyclical dynamics of turnover is the synthesis of one modest growth in the domestic market (+ 0.4%) and one slight decrease of the foreign one (-0.3%). Analyzing the main industrial groupings, sales show cyclical increases of 1.2% for i consumer goods and 0.7% for assets intermediate. Marked reduction for capital goods. In detail in the manufacturing sectors, in September on an annual basis pharmaceutical shows the strongest growth (+ 8.2%), while i means of transport show the biggest drop (-6.1%). Turnover of coke and refined petroleum products (-5.3), chemicals (-4.5%), machinery (-4.4%) and metallurgy (-3.0%) were also down.
Industrial orders in September grew by 1% on a monthly basis and by 0.3% in the annual comparison. In the average of the third quarter, in terms of the economy, the orders move back by 1.7%. In terms of trends, the order index increased by 0.3%, with "mirror" trends for the two markets: + 2.3% for domestic markets and -2.3% for foreign markets. Turning to the various industrial sectors, the electrical and non-electrical equipment sector showed the strongest growth in September (+ 21.4% on an annual basis), while the worst result is found in the transport industry (-20%). A collapse, the latter, on which the "non-automotive" data weighs, from ships to planes. The comparison with a month that had been particularly positive in 2018 has affected.