The statistics of the jewelery and goldsmith sector indicate 1,211 companies active in the province of Arezzo. Vicenza and Alessandria, instead … ♦︎
Italy is a country of saints, navigators and goldsmiths. The statistics of the Studies Office of the Arezzo Chamber of Commerce and published by Italian Exhibition Group on the eve of OroArezzo (6-9 April) photograph a sector with different degrees of health. The companies in the jewelery and goldsmith sector in the province of Arezzo have in fact increased from 1,185 in 2013 to 1,211 in 2018. More than Alexandria with its pole in Valenza (749) and Vicenza (545), where the other two areas are located where jewelery production is concentrated. The Tuscan city, in short, represents the largest district in terms of number of companies and also sees an increase in employees per company: 6.43 employees from 5.99 at the end of 2013. In terms of total employment, the Arezzo companies in the sector occupy 7,788 employees, the Alexandrian ones 4,855 and the Vicenza ones 4,280.
The state of health
Vicenza and Arezzo remain stable or moderately declining, while exports from the province of Alessandria show a slightly more dynamic trend, with national exports at + 2.2%. Alessandria focuses on the flows of exchange on Switzerland (as a re-export hub to the Maison of Geneva), while Vicenza and Arezzo remain penalized by significant export volumes on markets with less positive performances (such as the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong). The United States remains an important and stable target market for the import of Made in Italy products for all districts, from jewelery to jewelery.
The export performance of the goldsmith district of Arezzo towards the main target markets, shows how the United Arab Emirates, while discounting a reduction of almost 15 percentage points compared to 2017, is confirmed in first place in the ranking of the main outlet countries for the jewel of Arezzo. Exports to Hong Kong are up (+ 4.2%) and the performance towards the United States is stable (-0.1%).