According to the good performance of the sector foreign trade(+8.4% at imports and +18% at exports), ASSOCOMAPLAST has amended upwards last December's full-year forecast, estimating national production on the order of 4.15 billion euros, continuing the growth trend that began in 2010.
Surveys also showed that increases in earnings in 2015 for Assocomaplast members were above average for the sector.
Indeed, a significant upsurge in the final months of the year took exports past the threshold of 2.9 billion euros, setting an all-time record, going well beyond the 2.75 billion in 2007.
Especially, sales have grown towards NAFTA markets. A good trend of exports was recorded as well for EU countries whilst those to non EU countries, Central and South America, Africa, Middle East and Asia showed a worse performance.
An 18% increase in imports also supports the sensation of recovery in the domestic market expressed by members on a number of occasions last year.
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