A SUMMARY OF THE PROVINCE: THE ECONOMIC STRUCTURE

93.2 businesses per 1,000 inhabitants: it is one of the most impressive figures in the area. Out of a population of around 445,000 inhabitants, there are over 41,000 companies, one of the highest densities in Europe. The size and dynamism of the entrepreneurial system make a sizeable contribution to the wealth of the area. In fact, Parma is among Italy’s top provinces for pro capita added value. The labour market has an employment rate of 68%, decidedly higher than the national average which stands at 55.7% and an unemployment rate of 7.1%, compared to 12.7% nationally. 

SURFACE AREA OF THE TERRITORY 3,449 sq. km.
POPULATION 445,452 residents of which 189,996 in the Municipality of Parma
ADDED VALUE 13,541 million Euro of which: agriculture 2.4%, manufacturing 28.5%, construction 5.8%, other activities 63.3%
PRO CAPITA ADDED VALUE 30,942 Euro (7th place in Italy)
EMPLOYMENT RATE 68.5%
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 7.1%
ACTIVE BUSINESSES 41,509 of which: 15% in agriculture, 31% in industry, 54% retail and services
EXPORT 5,790 million Euro (equal to 10.9% of regional exports)
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The Food and Agriculture Production Area

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Box2

More than just food

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Servizi

Services, research and training

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Box4

Export

Business

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