(ANSA) – ROME, 08 JUL – 2021 was a positive year for the Italian glass industry: production was about 6 million tons, with an increase of 9.4% compared to the previous year, plus of the Italian GDP (6.6%). The performances of the sectors see + 23.2% for flat glass, + 6% for hollow glass, + 19.5% for glass yarns and wools, outlining a scenario that leaves behind the repercussions of the pandemic emergency .
This is the photograph of the glass sector presented by President Graziano Marcovecchio during the Assembly of Assovetro (the National Association of Glass Industrialists, member of Confindustria), which this year took place in Venice.
During the Assembly Marco Ravasi was also appointed as the new President of the Association.
The first three months of 2022 also confirm the growth trend of the sector, with an increase in production of 3.2% compared to the first quarter of 2021. But the persistence of critical factors, such as supply difficulties and increased costs of raw materials, energy and transport, exacerbated by the conflict in Ukraine, can jeopardize this growth and pose a serious risk to the future.
Uncertainties weigh on important outlet sectors, such as the automotive sector and delays in the implementation of measures that could ease the pressure on the sector, such as the 150 million fund for the decarbonisation of the Hard to Abate sectors, the Gasivores Decree, and measures aimed at reduce dependence on Russian gas (the Gas release note) which remain at stake due to the lack of implementing regulations, and, in general, due to a certain administrative inertia. (HANDLE).
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