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Milan, 3rd October 2017 - The best solutions, materials, and lines. Whatever the world of Furniture & Tableware involves, from interior design and outdoor furniture to next generation formats and trends, will be, once again, displayed at HostMilano 2017 (in Fieramilano from 20 to 24 October) in an area that is expected to be a true success, as never before. Still one month to go and the figures are already clear. This year is going to be as successful as ever. Over 1,500 international buyers, 2,081 companies, 1,255 of which are Italian (60.3%) and 826 (39.7%) from over 51 countries (a 3.5% increase compared to 2015) will make this event unique. The Furniture, Technology, and Tableware pavilion confirms its unstoppable growth. In fact, its weight in terms of offering touches 20% (18.8% exactly), against 43.7% of the professional catering and Bread, Pizza, and Pasta micro-sectors, and 37.5% of Coffee Tea Bars - Coffee Vending Machines - Gelato and Pastry sectors.

Italy’s products keep growing: export increased by 1.9% in 2017

Between new entries and old friends, many companies of the Furniture industry have already confirmed their presence at HostMilano 2017. For the Tableware sector, there will be Abert, Arc International, Bormioli Rocco, Celtex, De Buyer, Giblors, Ginori, Gold Plast, Masa, Mepra, Pasabahce, Pinti, Rak, Revol, Rivolta Camignani, Sambonet, Schoenwald, Siggi, Tognana, Zwiesel. For the Furniture sector, there will be Afa Arredamenti, Baero, Brianza Tende, Calligaris, Cierreesse, Costa Group, Emu, Fluidra, Kartell, Mise en Demeure, Myyour, Ombrellificio Veneto, Pedrali, Serralunga, Slide, Tecnoarredamenti, Vondom, Wallpepper, Zucchetti. And Cei System, Gewiss, Gruppo Buffetti, Indelb, Vimar, and Zucchetti will represent the Technology sector.

After all, Italy’s figures confirm the healthy state of this sector. In fact, according to Fiac/ANIMA – the Italian association of household companies – the Household sector recorded a slight increase in 2016 (€ 865 million) with a +0.3% compared to 2015. But that’s not all, because the positive trend shows how this increase can further improve throughout 2017, as it can mark an extraordinary +2%. Good news is also coming from the export compartment (worth € 568 million) to which 66% of the production is destined. In 2016, exportations increased by 0.5% compared to the previous year, and expectations for 2017 are high (+1.9%). As for the international demand, France is still leading the compartment with its € 105.6 million, followed by Germany, United States, Switzerland, and Spain. EU-28 still leads this special ranking (59%), followed by Asia (11.1%) and North America (8.4%).