The Emilia-Romagna region comprises 330 municipalities that are grouped into one Metropolitan City (Bologna) and 8 provinces (Ferrara, Forlì-Cesena, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Ravenna, Reggio Emilia and Rimini). The regional population has reached 4,438,937 residents (2021).
The economic system is increasingly focused on international markets and features: high rate of entrepreneurship, strong manufacturing sector, high level of innovation, wealth per capita higher than the Italian and European average.
|Total number of regional companies and employees|
|N. of regional companies
|N. of regional employees
Source Margò - CRIBIS 2020
Emilia-Romagna has a strong manufacturing sector, strongly export-oriented, with a GDP per capita much higher than the European and national average.
|Export (billion euro)
|Import (billion euro)
Source Istat - Coeweb 2022
|Variation import/export in Emilia-Romagna in the 2019-22 period|
|Export (% variation )
|Import (% variation )
Source Istat - Coeweb 2021
|Number of foreign companies in ER with turnover of at least one million euros|
|Source: Aida BdV, elab. ART-ER