The Italian market is among the top 10 in the world for active companies with around 4.172.500 companies.

Over the last years, Italy has faced an important economic crisis where different companies had to close their activities, but now many companies are starting again to grow.

From the graph above, we can see that Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting is the largest sector in Italy, representing around 17,05%.

In second place is the Retail Trade sector, which represents around 15,64% and in the third place is the Construction sector with around 14,64%.

The Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in growing crops, raising animals, harvesting timber, and harvesting fish and other animals from a farm, ranch, or their natural habitats. The establishments in this sector are often described as farms, ranches, dairies, greenhouses, nurseries, orchards, or hatcheries. A farm may consist of a single tract of land or a number of separate tracts which may be held under different tenures.

The Retail Trade sector is made up of businesses in retailing merchandise, generally without transformation, and rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise. The retailing process is the final step in the distribution of merchandise; retailers are, therefore, organized to sell merchandise in small quantities to the general public. This sector comprises two main types of retailers: store and non-store retailers.

The Construction sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in the construction of buildings or engineering projects (e.g., highways and utility systems). Establishments primarily engaged in the preparation of sites for new construction and establishments mainly engaged in subdividing land for sale as building sites also are included in this sector.

Though the economic crisis slowed down the growth of many companies, we are sure that over the next few years we will see an development, coming from important state investment. For this reason, investing in Italy could be interesting and very attractive.