Gallura, the per capita income is 15 thousand euros.

Data from the Ministry of Economy on 2018. Good for entrepreneurs


The Ministry of Economy published, days ago, the statistics on tax returns for 2018, the latest available and therefore previous to the crisis caused by the Coronavirus. It is thus possible to photograph an important part of the Gallura area economy, one of the most dynamic regions of Sardinia with its 19 thousand active companies, 537 of which in the Cipnes Gallura industrial area.

The total number of Irpef taxpayers in Gallura (here intended as the total of the 26 municipalities of the former Province) is 109 thousand (108,693 to be precise) and the average per capita income is 15 thousand euros (15,174 to be exact).

The largest number of taxpayers is in Olbia (39,823), Arzachena (9428), Tempio (9366) and La Maddalena (7745). The highest per capita income is in Golfo Aranci, with 18,754 euros; in second place is La Maddalena, with 18,375 euros; in the third Olbia, with 17,715 euros; in the fourth Arzachena, with 17,618 euros; in the fifth San Teodoro, with 17,071 euros.

Income by typology.The incomes of Gallura's employees are 61,025, those from construction are 41,631, those from retirement are 31,940, those from participation (in partnerships) are 6134, those of entrepreneurs ( individual enterprises) are 5427, those of the self-employed are 1770.

The Ministry of Economy, through the Department of Finance, makes a due clarification: "It is appropriate to reiterate that "entrepreneurs" in the Irpef declarations refers to the owners  of sole proprietorships, therefore excluding those who exercise economic activity in a corporate form; moreover, the definition of entrepreneur cannot be taken as a synonym of "employer" since the majority of sole proprietorships do not have employees". Entrepreneurs' income, with employees, will be provided in June.

The average income for each category. Now let's analyze the incomes of the Gallura people by category. The 1770 self-employed Gallura's incomes amount to 67,895,312 euros: the average revenue is 38,358. The incomes of entrepreneurs (owners of sole proprietorships) amount to 100,347,761 euros: the average income of 5427 taxpayers is 18,490 (the taxpayers were 4439 in 2017). The income from employment amounts to 1 billion euros in Gallura: the average income of 61,025 taxpayers is 16,461 euros. The income of entrepreneurs with participation in partnerships amounts to 81,625,207: the average income of 6134 taxpayers is 13,307 euros.

Income by category. The Gallura taxpayers who declare from 0 to 10 thousand euro per year are 37,690, those from 10 thousand to 15 thousand are 17,411, those from 15 thousand to 26 thousand are 30,779, those from 26 thousand to 55 thousand are 17,176, those from 55 thousand to 75 thousand are 1582, those from 75 thousand to 120 thousand are 1145 and those over 120 thousand are 440.

Comparison with 2017. As Cipnes Gallura we have compared the 2018 Irpef statements to those of 2017. The Gallura taxpayers increased by 1435 units: they were 107,258 in 2017 and became 108,693 in 2018 with a percentage growth of 1.3%. The largest increase in absolute terms was recorded in Olbia, from 39,104 taxpayers to 39,823 (+1.8%). In Arzachena taxpayers increased from 9306 to 9428 (+1.3%).

The income brackets of the Gallurians grew the highest: taxpayers over 120 thousand euro rose from 388 to 440 (+13.4%); those between 16 thousand and 55 thousand euro from 15,979 to 17. 176 (+7.5%); taxpayers between 75 thousand and 120 thousand euro from 1077 to 1145 (+6.3%); those between 55 thousand and 75 thousand from 1508 to 1582 (+4.9) The centre with the highest taxpayers over 29 thousand euro is Olbia (180) followed by Arzachena (90).

Currently suspended 20 thousand employees.

 The list of activities that restart on May 4


Every day 21 thousand people from Gallura area go to work in the companies that continue to operate in the north-east of Sardinia, including those in the industrial area of Cipnes Gallura. Of these, more than 10 thousand work in Olbia, whose number of active employees is equal to 58% of the total, a percentage higher than the average both regional (52%) and national (55.7%). These are the results of a study by Istat on productive sectors (industry, services) suspended and active after the decrees of the President of the Council for the Coronavirus emergency.

The number of active workers is expected to grow from next May 4, when the last decree of the Prime Minister, signed on April 26, will unblock some sectors currently suspended: cork, manufacturing, stone, textiles, glass. At the moment 19,981 Gallura's workers are at a standstill because the companies on which they depend, or the activities they conduct, are suspended.

The National Institute of Statistics has carried out the analysis at municipal level, for the whole country, verifying the economic activities according to the Ateco codes; the research has been made on the last available data, those of 2017. The count does not include workers in the public administration (police, health, municipal administration employees), agriculture, banks and insurance companies.

After the publication of the decree of 22 March, in Italy 55.7% of companies are active, in Sardinia 52% and in Gallura 51.7%. In the Gallura area there are 21,434 employees at work in the permitted activities.  Specifically, there are 3830 workers in the industrial sector and 17,604 in the services sector; there are 5945 workers in the industrial sector and 14,036 in the services sector.

At municipal level, Olbia has 10,426 active employees, of which 1931 in the industrial sector and 8495 in the service sector and among these there are also those of the companies in the industrial area of Cipnes; the suspended employees are 7540, of which 2072 in the industrial sector and 5468 in the service sector. Arzachena has 2350 active workers, of which 316 in the industrial sector and 2034 in the services sector; there are 2945 suspended workers, of which 710 in the industrial sector and 2235 in the services sector. Arzachena, which is the second largest centre in Gallura in terms of number of workers and is characterised by a strong tourism economy, has a percentage of active companies of 44.3%, lower than the regional and national average.On 4 May the regulatory framework will change again and the economy of Olbia and Gallura will also start up again in a significant way. Below is a list of all permitted activities.




There are 99 of them and they're almost 20 more than allowed right now:

01 agricultural crops and production of animal products, hunting and related service activities; 02 forestry and logging; 03 fishing and aquaculture; 05 coal mining (except peat); 06 crude oil and natural gas extraction; 07 mining of metal ores; 08 mining of other minerals from quarries and mines; 09 mining support service activities; 10 food industry; 11 beverage industry; 12 tobacco industry; 13 textile industry; 14 manufacture of wearing apparel; manufacture of leather and fur products; 15 manufacture of leather and related products; 16  wood and and cork manufacture (except furniture); manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials; 17 manufacture of paper and paper products; 18 printing and reproduction of recorded media; 19 manufacture of coke and products derived from petroleum refining; 20 manufacture of chemical products; 21 manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations; 22 manufacture of rubber and plastic products; 23 manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products; 24 metallurgy; 25 manufacture of metal products (except machinery and equipment); 26 manufacture of computers, electronics and optical products; electromedical equipment, measuring equipment and watches; 27 manufacture of electrical equipment and non-electrical household equipment; 28 manufacture of machinery and equipment nca; 29 manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers; 30 manufacture of other transport equipment; 31 manufacture of furniture; 32 other manufacturing industries; 33 repair, maintenance and installation of machinery and equipment; 35 supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning; 36 water collection, treatment and supply; 37 sewerage management; 38 waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery; 39 remediation and other waste management services; 41 construction of buildings; 42 civil engineering; 43 specialised construction activities; 45 wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; 46 wholesale trade (excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles); 49 land transport and pipeline transport; 50 maritime and water transport; 51 air transport; 52 warehousing and support activities for transportation; 53 postal and courier activities; 55 hotels and similar establishments 58 publishing activities; 59 film, video and television programme, music and sound recording, production, post-production and distribution activities; 60 programming and broadcasting activities; 61 telecommunications; 62 software production, consultancy and related activities; 63 information and other computer service activities; 64 financial service activities (except insurance and pension funding); 65 insurance, reinsurance and pension funding activities (except compulsory social security activities); 66 activities auxiliary to financial services and insurance activities; 68 real estate activities; 69 legal and accounting activities; 70 management and management consulting activities; 71 architectural and engineering activities; technical testing and analysis; 72 scientific research and development; 73 advertising and market research; 74 other professional, scientific and technical activities; 75 veterinary activities; 78 research, selection and supply of personnel; 80 supervisory and investigative activities; 81. 2 cleaning and pest control activities; 81.3 landscape care and maintenance (including parks, gardens and flowerbeds); 82 office support activities and other business support services; 84 public administration and defence activities; compulsory social security (note: the activities of the p.a. activities covered herein do not involve registration in the business register); 85 education; 86 health care; 87 residential social work; 88 non-residential social work; 94 activities of membership organisations; 95 repair of computers and personal and household goods; 97 activities of households as employers for domestic staff; 99 extraterritorial organisations and bodies.


New food industry in Olbia: a strategic investment

The industrial area will be at the junction for Trudda, near the port and airport.




Here is illustrated where the new industrial area of Cipnes Gallura will be built (see the two maps attached below) which will host an international economic group operating in the food sector in Olbia.


Extending for 19 hectares, it is located in a completely flat area, along the 4-lane road in the direction from Olbia to Nuoro, at the junction for Trudda. The new factory was therefore located in a strategic point, well connected both to the port and airport of Olbia and to the rest of Sardinia.

The choice was determined by the fact that the production company - as is written in the administrative agreement between Cipnes and the Municipality of Olbia for the construction of the new industrial area - is "not placeable in the current urban planning equipment for building purposes covered by the consortium and municipal urban planning instruments".

Cipnes and the Municipality of Olbia have already started the procedures for the Service Conference: the 19 hectares fall within the Sez area.

The Cipnes Special Economic Zone will become a total of 194 hectares, and the agreement with the Municipality of Olbia fully represents the institution's mission, which is to attract Italian and international investors in the nautical, agri-food, logistics and stone and cork sectors into its productive centres.


Agri-food: agreement between Cipnes and the Municipality of Olbia for another SEZ (special economic zone)

                                               An area of 19 hectares close to the Olbia airport. An international group is interested in it.



The Sez  (Special Economic Zone) of the Cipnes Gallura is taking shape.The company and the Municipality of Olbia have signed an administrative agreement that provides for the creation of a new 19 hectares industrial area, in a completely flat area along the four-lane road Olbia-Nuoro, at kilometre 138 (just before the junction to Trudda).

The choice was dictated by the opportunity to locate in the Olbia territory a productive investment "strategic in the field of food production", proposed by an international industrial group and "not otherwise placed in the current urban planning equipment for building purposes covered by the consortium and municipal urban planning instruments".

The area, which does not have residential urban planning purposes, has been identified as eligible for the investments foreseen by Prime Ministerial Decree number 12 of 2018, which regulates the Special Economic Zones, as it is economically connected both to the other industrial areas managed by Cipnes already delimited by Sez, and to the port and airport hub of Olbia-Golfo Aranci and to the other ports network of Sez Sardinia.

Cipnes and the Olbia Municipality have therefore started the procedures for the Services Conference on the important industrial investment for Olbia and Gallura.


The Cipnes areas represent one of the eight Sez of Sardinia to relaunch in an extraordinary way the island economic system. There are plots of land available to entrepreneurs for 175 hectares to which, now, the 19 hectares are added for the project of an international industry active in the food sector.

The role of Cipnes Gallura is that facilitator to attract Italian and international investors in the nautical, agri-food, logistics, stone and cork sectors to its productive centres. Its objective is to be the only interlocutor of companies, which already operate and will want to operate in the areas of Cipnes Gallura, for relations with public administrations, obtaining authorisations and financial incentives and simplifying administrative and bureaucratic burdens.




Cipnes informs all users in the industrial agglomeration of Olbia that, due to the unavoidable extraordinary maintenance of the adductor channel by the Gallura Land Reclamation Consortium, the water service will be suspended on 10, 11, 12,13,16, 17,18,19 and 20 of March.


INSULA speaks arabic: in Dubai, the Sardinian food that makes people live longer


Meeting with the Italian Ambassador of the Emirates, appointment at Expo 2020


The CIPNES Agrifood and Territorial Marketing Division delegation returned to Olbia a few days ago having participated at the 25th edition of the "Gulfood Exhibition", the largest international fair dedicated to the food & beverage sector business, held at the World Trade Center in Dubai.

The Insula-Sardinia Longevity Food promotional stand was set up in a customized promo-exhibition area dedicated to the presentation of the food and wine island excellence.

During this occasion, the Head of the Division Massimo Masia and the Head of Foreign Activities Pier Sandro Ziri, together with the technical staff activated by CIPNES to support the internationalization program, presented the associated companies network "Sardinia Longevity Food" and the Insula territorial marketing platform, which acts as a strategic promotional and logistic hub to create a permanent bridge between the quality production supply chains of Sardinia and national and international companies belonging to the Hospitality sector (Hotels, Resorts, Restaurants), a distribution system characterized by customers with a strong international vocation.




The tasting of Sardinian products was a great success, especially on February 18 when the Insula stand was visited by the Italian Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, Nicola Lener and the delegation from the ICE - Italian Institute for Foreign Trade - headed by the Director of the Dubai office. Among the guests, we highlight the presence of a Municipality of Arzachena delegation, led by the Deputy Mayor Cristina Usai.

Within the values of uniqueness of the Insula territorial marketing program that make the Sardinia brand exclusive and marketing oriented, one of the most interesting factors is the longevity of the Sardinian people (the island is one of the five areas of the world called "Blue Zones", with the highest concentration of centenarians. Together with the Japanese island of Okinawa, Sardinia boasts the highest percentage of inhabitants and number of centenarians: 22 per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to a world average of 8 per 100,000 inhabitants) together with the nutraceutical values of the agro-food products that are the basis of the Sardinian-Mediterranean diet.

During the "Gulfood" fair, our staff met some large international distribution operators and consolidated the partnership with an important Arabian distribution group in the Food & Beverage sector, active in all the countries belonging to the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (Gcc), with operational headquarters in Dubai. The matching activity was carried out through the presentation of the network catalogue, the search for brokers and agents, advertising and awareness raising actions towards local operators in the sector (necessary to give a coordinated and group image of our commercial offer).

The Division's work was completed with the delivery of informative leaflets and the presentation of the packaging of the companies' products , intended for one-to-one meetings. This promotional action will find its natural development on the occasion of the inauguration of Expo 2020, the first Universal Exposition in a country in the Middle East, scheduled to take place in Dubai from next October.


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Waste disposal: students of "Pira" High School in Siniscola visit the Cipnes plants

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A group of students from the junior class of the "Michelangelo Pira" Institute in Siniscola, accompanied by Professor Giovanni Sanna Passino and Professor Anna Maria Del Galdo, went to the Olbia CIPNES for an educational visit as part of the "ResponsabilAmbiente" Project to learn more about the procedures for the treatment, disposal and management of urban and special non-hazardous waste coming mainly from the former Province of Olbia-Tempio.

The project, articulated in various phases, offered the students the possibility to follow the procedures of waste and wastewater management by comparing themselves with the Consortium's Environmental Hygiene Sector Managers, starting from the executive engineer Gianni Maurelli, showing the landfills, the waste differentiation, treatment and recycling systems.

The aim of the project is to illustrate to the students the various treatment cycles, the procedures of prevention of environmental impact required both to the production companies and to the recipient of the final treatment, comparing them with the specific regulations of the sector.

The Pira Institute has always been committed to working with companies and institutions that can be a guide for students. The most recent experience has been the collaboration with "Grimaldi", which offers them the opportunity to carry out boarding-stages on scheduled ships, in order to provide its students with a broad perspective of what are the production realities, encouraging contact with the world of work and the territory and making them aware of environmental protection issues.

Other institutes in the provinces of Sassari and Nuoro have asked Cipnes to visit the waste disposal plants and learn the various stages of the process.



                        The Sea Economy in the Upper Mediterranean: Focus Sardinia (IT-FR)


The report was realized within the BlueConnect project funded by the Italy-France Maritime Cooperation Programme 2014-2020.

The general objective of the Project is to facilitate the access of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MPMI) to markets related to shipping and port activities in strong growth. With BlueConnect we want to intensify and directly support the MPMI development belonging to the Blue Economy sectors of the cooperation area. In this field of study, the nautical sector of the Sardinia region was analyzed thanks to the active participation of port operators and sector experts, who through the compilation of a survey, have provided important information that has flowed into the Economic Port Observatory, which has generated about 50 indicators. The economic and social report accompanies the indicators results through more in-depth analysis aimed at providing a representative picture of the island's nautical sector.

The analysis of the regional context is followed by a comparison between the territories of the Cooperation Area: Sardinia, Corse, Var, Maritime Alps, Liguria, Tuscany.


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The presentation of the volume about Cipnes-Gallura: from birth (1963) to new challenges and its ability to renevate.


Outstanding success of the crowded evening at the Geovillage of Olbia.


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The presentation of the volume “The Cipnes-Gallura for the economic development of north-east Sardinia” was a great success. It took place on 13 December at the Geovillage Hotel in Olbia.

A very large audience (over 200 people), consisting of entrepreneurs, freelance professionals, craftsmen, representatives of the world of finance and culture, managers, followed with great interest the event. It opened with the greetings of the president of Cipnes-Gallura Mario Gattu and the Mayor of Olbia Settimo Nizzi.

The illustration of the contents of the study was responsability of Matteo Caroli, Full Professor of Business Management at Luiss University “Guido Carli” of Rome.

“Radical technological innovations, increasing environmental and social problems, rapid changes in the market and competition require the enterprises to be very resilient and at the same time capable of renewal. The industrial consortia that host the productive activities must therefore evolve regarding both their infrastructural equipment and the services offered to the companies. The issue concerns, of course, Sardinia and the north-eastern part of the island. It’s therefore necessary to think and to imagine which future or which strategic vision to cultivate in order to revamp the industrial district of Olbia (and of the other development consortium poles programmed in the district of Buddusò and Monti) in which the CIPNES – Gallura, populated by a high concentration of very small, small - medium-sized enterprises that often represent the interweaving between the entrepreneur life plan – founder and the business; an entrepreneurial cluster has also shown in the recent period of the Great Crisis exploded in 2008 an extraordinary capacity of resilience, even if new and demanding challenges are waiting for it”.

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Afterwards Professor Vanni Maciocco’s (Former Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Sassari) extensive report concerning the urban-environmental scenarios of the industrial agglomeration, the audience followed with interest the round table formed by the regional councillors Giuseppe Fasolino (Programming and Budget), Quirico Sanna (Urbanistics, Local Authorities and Finance), the General Director of Cipnes Aldo Carta, the Rector of the University of Sassari Luca Deidda, Gianluca Dettori (Primomiglio sgr, Venture Capital Company, and Board of Directors of Sardex),the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Sassari Gavino Sini and the managing director of the Geasar, Silvio Pippobello.

The evening ended with regional Councilors Angelo Cocciu (Forza Italia) and Giuseppe Meloni (Pd) speeches.

The volume contains 190 pages and it’s divided into 8 chapters, with a section dedicated to the presence in the media of Cipnes-Gallura and a large appendix with numerous infograms and tables; includes articles regarding the history of Cipnes (born in 1963), the corporation’s activities (there are 537 companies located on 750 hectares of territory, with 4500 employees) and especially about new projects until 2025. The work contains also a focus on the three activities on which the Cipnes work towards particularly: the nautical one (62 enterprises installed untill today), the agro-alimentary one (insula territorial marketing platform) and the transports-logistics field. Of particular interest are the cards (with interviews to the the owners) reserved for three companies per sector.

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CIPNES-Gallura for the sustainable economic development of north-eastern Sardinia"

On Friday at 15.30 the presentation of the monograph at Geovillage Hotel.


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It will be presented on Friday 13 December (from 15.30 to 19.00), at the conference room of the Geovillage in Olbia, the monographic volume “The CIPNES-Gallura for the sustainable economic development of north-eastern Sardinia". This is a study on the industrial agglomeration of Olbia that starting from its history (the Consortium was founded in 1963) will illustrates the Institution activities and the future challenges that it will eventually deal with.

“Radical technological innovations, increasing environmental and social problems, rapid changes in the market and the competition require enterprises to be very resilient and at the same time capable of renewal. The industrial consortia that host the productive activities must therefore evolve regarding both their infrastructural equipment and the services offered to the companies. The issue concerns, of course, Sardinia and the north-eastern part of the island. It’s therefore necessary to think and to imagine which future or which strategic vision to cultivate in order to revamp the industrial district of Olbia (and of the other development consortium poles programmed in the district of Buddusò and Monti)”.

The presentation will open with the illustration of the work by the curator, Matteo Caroli, Full Professor of Business Management at  Luiss University "Guido Carli" of Rome.
As expected in the attached poster, there will be a round table at which will partecipate the President of Region Christian Solinas, the Mayor of Olbia Settimo Nizzi and Massimo Carpinelli, Rector of the University of Sassari.

Moreover are expected the speeches by the Regional Assessors for the Programming, Giuseppe Fasolino and to the Local institutions and City Planning, Quirico Sanna; in addiction a report by the Professor Vanni Macciocco about the enviromental-urban backgroung included in the industrial area of Olbia. Finally, Anita Pili, Regional Assessor for the industry will conclude the conference.


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