Antonio Carlos Kieling, secretary general of Anfacer, describes the economic, political and social context in which the world’s second largest ceramic industry operates.
Confindustria Ceramica unveils the 2014 figures for the Italian ceramic industry, including a turnover of 5.687 billion euros, 75% generated by exports.
The study from Acimac Research Department reveals two contrasting but profitable business models. Six Italian companies feature amongst the best performers.
More than 90% of Russia's production (149 million sq.m) continues to be sold on the domestic market, while 2014 exports remained stable at 16 million sq.m.
After record exports of 1,095 million sq.m in 2013, volumes dropped by 2.9% last year to 1,063 million sq.m (a reduction of 32 million sq.m).
Acimac's Research Department published the 1st edition of the study presenting three-year economic and financial data (2011-2013) of the leading manufacturing companies of ceramic tiles.
Despite the Spanish ceramic tile industry continued its recovery in 2014, also thanks to exports, Ascer President, Isidro Zarzoso, doesn't conceal his concern for present situation.
The contraction in the domestic market (-6.9%) has been offset by export growth (+3%). Production has risen to 380 million sq.m (+4.5%).
The Acimac Statistics Department is presenting the second edition of its publication containing all the figures for production, consumption, imports and exports
Acimac's Statistics Department is publishing the 2nd edition of the study that analyses the ten-year trends in the ceramic tile industry and market in 75 countries.
Bolstered by the improving construction and housing markets, the U.S. economy and ceramic tile industry continued to expand in 2013