There are 724 small and medium-sized enterprises identified in Italy by the Osservatorio Pmi 2018. The companies, from 2012 to 2016, recorded an increase in turnover of 58% and the number of employees (+37 thousand units).
The data of the observatory were presented by the Global Strategy, a strategic and financial consulting company, during an initiative organized in partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo and in collaboration with Borsa Italiana, Confindustria, Elite, Nedcommunity and Les Henokiens.
71% of the top SMEs are in the manufacturing sector, 19% in commerce and 10% in services. In the manufacturing sector, the sectors in which there is a greater presence are mechanics, food and beverages. The excellent SMEs were more distinguished in construction, services to businesses and the fashion system, with a value of production that grew at an average annual rate of 18.6%, 18.5% and 14.1% respectively.