Biotech industry in Italy

BioInItaly Report 2020

Discovering the Italian Biotech Industry

The last report on the Italian biotech industry, drafted thanks to the consolidated collaboration between Assobiotec (Italian Association for the Development of Biotechnology, part of Federchimica) and ENEA (National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development), has been published in May 2020. The analysis offers an update on the current Italian biotech industry in 2019. 

The work presents analysis and estimates based on information provided by the firms operating in the sector at the end of 2019, their 2018 financial statements, public data and data from the National Statistical System.

The data, collected within the framework of the National Statistical Programme, will feed into the key biotechnology indicators produced by the OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, whose methodology is adopted in this study. 

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Bioeconomy in Europe, the 6th Report by Assobiotec and Intesa Sanpaolo

The pandemic caused by the SARS-COV2 virus has made it more evident that the models of economic development need to be rethought with a greater focus on sustainability and respect for the environment.
A major role is played by the Bioeconomy, a system that uses biological resources from land and sea and waste materials as inputs for food, industrial manufacturing and energy.

Based on our estimates, the value of Bioeconomy production in 2018 grew by more than 7 billion euros with respect to 2017 (+2.2%), thanks to the positive contribution of the majority of the sectors considered and in particular of those linked to the agrifood chain.

A comparison at European level shows that Italy ranks third in terms of production value, after Germany (414 billion euros) and France (359 billion euros) and followed by Spain (237 billion euros), the United Kingdom (223 billion euros), and finally Poland (133 billion euros).

Italy also ranks third in terms of the number of persons employed in the Bioeconomy, with just over 2 million employed, behind Poland, which employs 2.5 million people (mainly in the agricultural sector) and Germany (2.1 million persons employed). France is in fourth position (1.8 million employed), followed by Spain (1.6 million employed) and the United Kingdom (1.2 million employed).

Download here the Bioeconomy in Europe - 6th edition

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