Retail and Wholesale in Italy

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Feb 2019

Industry is set to witness sluggish CAGR of 1.2% over 2017-2022, as Italian debt levels lead to uncertainty about future fiscal policy and its possible impact on consumer confidence

Small and medium-sized distributors are slowly losing share in the market, due to high tax burdens and pressure from larger players offering better convenience for buyers

Industry continues to slowly recover with 1.7% rise in turnover in 2017, as improved macroeconomic environment supports consumption

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Retail and Wholesale in Italy



Industry is recovering and demonstrates slow expansion
Small distributors dropping out of the market
Price-conscious consumers to further increase discounters’ popularity

Competitive Landscape

Amazon investment to innovate Italian online retailing trends
New consumer habits and government regulations are changing the Italian retail market

Industry Overview

Chart 1 Turnover 2002-2022
Chart 2 Value Added 2012-2017, LCU million
Chart 3 Profit and Profit Margin 2012-2017
Chart 4 Turnover by Category 2012-2017, LCU million
Chart 5 Sale, Maintenance and Repair of Motor Vehicles, Retail Sale of Automotive Fuel Turnover 2002-2022
Chart 6 Wholesale Turnover 2002-2022
Chart 7 Retail Turnover 2002-2022
Chart 8 Absolute Growth by Category, LCU million

Cost Structure

Chart 9 Cost Structure 2012-2017, LCU million
Chart 10 Costs' Structure


Chart 11 Imports, Exports and Trade Balance 2012-2017, LCU million
Chart 12 Exports by Category 2012-2017
Chart 13 Imports by Category 2012-2017

Market Structure

Chart 14 Market Structure by Category 2012-2017, LCU million


Chart 15 Market Structure by Buyer 2012-2017
Chart 16 Demand Structure


Chart 17 Employment Statistics and Productivity 2012-2017
Chart 18 Number of Companies by Company's Size 2012-2017
Chart 19 Firmographics Distribution by Turnover 2012-2017, % of total Turnover
Chart 20 Industry Concentration 2012-2017, % share of Turnover
Chart 21 Top Companies' Shares 2017, % of Turnover
Chart 22 Top 5 Companies' Share Dynamics 2012-2017, % of Turnover
Chart 23 Turnover Performance by Company 2012-2017

Industry Context

Chart 24 Industry vs GDP Performance 2002-2022, % Y-O-Y growth
Chart 25 Retail and Wholesale vs Other Industries 2002-2022, LCU million
Chart 26 Industry Turnover by Region 2017, USD million
Chart 27 Retail and Wholesale in Western Europe 2002-2022, USD million