Espresso coffee machines: Central Europe is the richest area in terms of market value
Central Europe is the richest area of Europe in terms of market value (43.7%), regarding espresso coffee machines. The area (Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Netherlands) remained almost stable in the last year, but forecasts indicate a recovery of investments thanks to the opening of new independent activities (i.e. small bars and bakeries) and the development of petrol stations with bars and restaurants.
Overall the European trade balance of the 16 countries analyzed is positive. Commercial exchanges within Europe represent the majority but the share of exports outside Europe is also important and it has increased in recent years. In fact, a large part of the demand in the continent is stable or slightly decreasing while other areas are recording good demand performances like the USA, Asia and Australia.