by Alberto Vacchi
IMA is still growing, continuing to innovate and invest, and with it the field of mechanical automation, whereas the Italian and European economies are having to cope with a period of low growth and recession.
In recent months, GDP forecasts have all been revised downwards. The International Monetary Fund is talking of a 1.9% decrease.
According to Confindustria's Research Centre, industrial production has been falling since the spring of 2011.