Parma is not just about agriculture and food. The engineering and automotive sectors are also sizeable, as is the chemical sector with its pharmaceutical, perfume and cosmetic companies, and glass manufacturers. It also boasts a renowned fashion system producing and exporting high quality leather goods and clothing. The construction sector includes one of the largest companies specialising in large-scale works in Italy and abroad. Overall, these sectors account for 41% of industrial turnover.
Tourism completes the picture of Parma’s economy. It covers a diverse area packed with cultural heritage and natural resources. The area is also a sizeable conference tourism destination offering specialist facilities and services.