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Impact of COVID-19 on the Italian Economy

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  • March 2020
  • Region: Italy
  • Orion Market Research Private Limited
  • ID: 5013540
Impact of COVID-19 on Italy Economy, Deviation & Trends Analysis Report, Segmentation (Automobile, Food & Beverage, Aviation, BFSI, Retail, Travel and Tourism, Healthcare, Personal Protective Equipment, and Others) and Forecast 2019-2025.

Italy is among the most affected countries with coronavirus outbreak across the globe, as the incidences rising at a significant pace than any other country. In Italy, the death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 5,000, witnessing a sharp increase from the last few days. COVID-19 pandemic has a devastating impact on the Italian economy, as industrial output fell significantly. Italy had a considerable position in the value of industrial production in the EU member states. For instance, as per the Eurostat, more than 75% of the value of sold industrial production in EU 28 was generated by six member states, including Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, and Poland with 28%, 16%, 12%, 9%, 8%, and 5%, of total EU respectively (Eurostat). The country accounted for nearly 2.4% ($2.1 trillion) of the world’s GDP in 2018.

As per the International Trade Administration (ITA), Italy’s third-largest destinations for exports is the US, which totaled $50.1 billion value of the country’s exports to the US in 2018. Italy’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector has a considerable proportion of firms that contribute approximately one-third of value to the economy and half of total employment in the country. As Italy’s economic structure is heavily dependent on SMEs, the spread of coronavirus is significantly affecting the economy of Italy. SMEs relies on loans and finances to meet their business requirements. Due to the vulnerabilities facing by the Italian financial sector amid COVID-19, SMEs operations are negatively affected, which in turn, is leading to a significant decline of the Italian economy.

Based on industry classification, the Italy economy is segmented into automobile, food & beverage, aviation, BFSI, retail, travel and tourism, healthcare, personal protective equipment, and others. Due to the epidemics of COVID-19, the Italy government has put lockdown strategy to limit the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, major automobile companies have temporarily shut down their factories to minimize the spread of coronavirus. For instance, in Italy, Ferrari S.p.A. has suspended production for two weeks coupled with Italian government orders for nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

In the healthcare sector, there is a surge in the demand for hospital supplies and equipment amid COVID-19 effect in the country. The Italian government has asked Siare Engineering International Group s.r.l., to augment its production of ventilators from 160 to 500 per month, as death toll surpassed 5,000. Further, General Electric Co., Honeywell, and 3M increased their efforts for the production of hospital equipment to fight against coronavirus. General Motors and Ford Motors have all declared the possibility of utilizing their facilities for the production of ventilators.

In addition, automakers are shifting their focus towards manufacturing of personal protective equipment to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. For instance, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) declared that it would start production of face masks in the coming weeks. It will donate the critical medical equipment to healthcare workers and first responders. The company plans to produce 1 million face masks a month, which will be donated to emergency medical technicians (EMTs), police, firefighters and workers in healthcare clinics and hospitals.

Some major companies affected by COVID- 19 outbreak include Ferrari S.p.A., Fiat Automobile S.p.A., Alitalia - Società Aerea Italiana S.p.A., Siare Engineering International Group s.r.l., and Banca Sella S.p.A. Due to the COVID-19 epidemics, Italian banks have been focusing on Bitcoin trading platforms to buy and sell Bitcoin. For instance, Banca Sella S.p.A., Italian bank declared to introduce Bitcoin trading services for its existing mobile banking customers. Nearly 1.2 million customers will be provided Bitcoin trading service through the bank’s HYPE mobile banking platform. This will allow its customers to get complete control over their funds without any stock exchange interference and pay for products and services with the use of crypto. Due to lockdown in Italy, Banca Sella S.p.A. bank has been taking interest in Bitcoin as a safe way to transfer money globally.

Research Methodology

The research team recently published a report addressing the impact of COVID-19 on Italy economy. The study is incorporated by extensive primary and secondary research conducted by the research team. Secondary research has been conducted to refine the available data. Different approaches have been worked on to derive the market value and market growth rate. In the report, the analysis of the country is provided by analyzing various regional players, laws and policies, consumer behavior and macro-economic factors. The report includes analysis of different regions and countries and the effects of COVID-19 on Italy economy of each respective region. Besides, an expected recovery timeline of the industry will also be included with the best- and worst-case scenario which will aid clients to take their future steps in the decision-making process.

Sources Include
  • Financial reports of companies involved in the market
  • Whitepapers, research-papers, and news blogs
  • Company websites and their product catalog
  • Government Organizations Reports
The report provides an in-depth analysis on market size, intended quality of the service preferred by consumers. The report will serve as a source for 360-degree analysis of the market thoroughly integrating different models.

The Report Covers
  • Comprehensive research methodology of the pre and post-COVID-19 impact on Italy economy.
  • This report also includes a detailed and extensive market overview with key analyst insights.
  • An exhaustive analysis of macro and micro factors influencing the market guided by key recommendations.
  • Analysis of regional regulations and other government policies impacting the Italy economy.
  • Insights about market determinants which are stimulating Italy economy.
  • Detailed and extensive market segments with regional distribution of forecasted revenues.
  • Extensive profiles and recent developments of market players.

Table of Contents

1. Report Summary
1.1. Research Methods and Tools
2. Market Overview and Insights
2.1. Scope of the Report
2.2. Analyst Insight & Current Market Trends
2.2.1. Key Findings
2.2.2. Recommendations
2.2.3. Conclusion
2.3. Government support/bailout packages
2.4. Banking Initiatives
2.5. Supply Chain Analysis
3. Industry Overview
3.1. Historical market growth estimation of the Italy economy excluding COVID-19 pandemic effect
3.2. Deviations in the Italy economy growth rate due to COVID-19 pandemic
4. Verticals Affected Most
4.1. Automobile
4.2. Food & Beverage
4.3. Aviation
4.4. BFSI
4.5. Retail
4.6. Travel and Tourism
4.7. Healthcare
4.8. Personal Protective Equipment
4.9. Others
5. Company Profiles1. Alitalia - Società Aerea Italiana S.p.A.2. Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.3. Banca Sella S.p.A.4. Esselunga S.p.A.5. F. Divella S.p.a.6. Ferrari S.p.A.7. Fiat Automobile S.p.A.8. General Electric Co.9. Nexi S.p.A.10. Siare Engineering International Group s.r.l.11. UBI Banca S.p.A.

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Alitalia – Società Aerea Italiana S.p.A.
  • Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.
  • Banca Sella S.p.A.
  • Esselunga S.p.A.
  • F. Divella S.p.a.
  • Ferrari S.p.A.
  • Fiat Automobile S.p.A.
  • General Electric Co.
  • Nexi S.p.A.
  • Siare Engineering International Group s.r.l.
  • UBI Banca S.p.A.