The largest Italian companies by turnover are mostly state-owned. An interesting first piece of data, especially considering that our country is made up mainly of small and medium-sized companies.
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The majority large Italian companies by turnover are mostly state-owned. An interesting first piece of data, especially considering that our country is made up mainly of small and medium-sized companies. The SMEs, that is, active companies with a turnover of less than 50 million euros, employ 82% of workers in Italy and represent 92% of active companies. Numbers that make SMEs the true pillar of the Italian economy, even in this period of economic emergency and pandemic. so actually when we talk about the main Italian companies by volume of business, we are talking about an absolute minority. Here’s who’s ranked.
In the year in which the economy suffered a decline not recorded since the Second World War, Italian companies also suffered from thedrastic stop in consumption. Moving on to see the ranking of Italian companies by turnover, we will refer to the most up-to-date data for 2020, which obviously refers to the income produced in the previous year, therefore, before the pandemic. Therefore, it is not difficult to assume that the next budgets will register a fall in turnover also for large Italian companies.
The ranking of Italian companies by turnover
At the top of the ranking we find two important Italian companies operating in the energy world. I’m It’s in the AND eni and have a turnover of 77.3 and 69.8 billion euros, respectively. Definitely distant peaks also for the third among the main Italian companies in terms of turnover. Electrical Services Manager (Gse), a company fully owned by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, has a turnover of just under 30 billion euros. Less than half of the top two in the standings. Continuing the list of the biggest Italian companies we found fca Italy, now a subsidiary of Stellantis, in the last edition of the Mediobanca report recorded a turnover of 24.3 billion euros. followed in fifth position by Telecom Italyanother important strategic Italian company, with revenues of 17.9 billion euros.
Top 10 by billing
In the second half of our ranking we find Edition, the financial holding company controlled by the Benetton family that brings together important companies in the clothing, transport, food, real estate and infrastructure sectors, including digital. The company’s global turnover is around €16.7 billion. He follows, in seventh and eighth positions are Leonardo and Ferrovie dello Stato, both strategic for the Italian system and with revenues of 13.7 and 11.9 billion euros respectively and both gravitating towards the public sphere. Leonardo (ex-Finmeccanica) sees, with 30.2% of the shares, the Ministry of Economy as a shareholder, while Ferrovie dello Stato is 100% public.
Private Italians who earn the most
We found the last among the first Prismiancompany specialized in the production of cables for use in the telecommunications energy sector, with a turnover of 11.5 billion euros, and Saras. Over the years, the latter continues to compete for a place in the ranking of the 10 largest companies by turnover with Saipem which also operates in the oil and energy sector. In the latest survey, Saipem is the eleventh Italian company with a turnover of 9 billion euros.
Where are the biggest Italian companies by turnover
Lombardy, Lazio, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany are home to 90% of the largest Italian companies by revenue. Furthermore, according to Crif’s estimates, there are only 258 Italian companies that can be counted among the main ones with a turnover of more than one billion. But the space they occupy is not just the same from a physical point of view: the same sectors always dominate the ranking, in the first place energy. Among the industries most populated by large companies we also find food, with cremonini at the top, and the large-scale retail trade, where long s at discount stores and other chains. On the other hand, the manufacturing sector lags behind, with the exception of FCA, as well as the chemical-pharmaceutical sector, with leaders menariniand fashion.
Italians with a turnover of more than a billion
Behind these 10 biggest companies, the biggest in Italy, there are many others with a turnover of over a billion. In other words: compared to the total number of companies based in Italy (about 6 million) those who manage to exceed the billion in revenue are not many, but at least they are growing. Let’s take the data for 2019. Compared to the previous year, they grew by 18 units: from 164 to 182. The total turnover of all Italian companies that earned more than one billion in 2018 was 646.8 billion, an increase of 3. , 8% compared to the previous year.
Data refer to: 2021
Source: Mediobanca, Crif