ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers driven by a strong performance from the domestic market has recorded a significant growth in the order index for textile machinery during the period from April to June 2017.Specifically, there was a significant increase in orders for the domestic market, where the index stood at an absolute value of 92.9 points (+66 per cent over April-June 2016). In foreign markets, the increase amounted to 22 per cent, and the absolute value of the index stood at 123.4 points. The latest statistics show that the order index rose by 26 per cent compared to the same period in 2016. The value of the index stood at 117.3 points (basis: 2010=100).