The Italian ceramic and brick machinery industry reported a 54% increase in turnover in the first half of 2021 compared to the first half of 2020 and a 12.8% increase over the same period in 2019.
The first signs of a recovery are emerging in 2021. Causes of concern include rising prices of raw materials, components and maritime freight transport.
In 2019, production and sales remained stagnant at 409 million sq.m. Non-European markets saw the biggest falls, while the domestic market made a slight recovery.
The trade magazines Tile Italia and Tile International take a picture of the top 30 Italian ceramic tile manufacturers in 2016.
The Italian tile industry has closed 2016 with record investments of 400 million euros (+14%), a turnover of 5.4 billion euros (+5.9%) and a national production of 416 million m2 (+5.4%).
The new Acimac’s study shows a significant growth in EBITDA and net profits. The best performances were posted by companies with turnovers of between 10 and 40 million € and in the fields of digital decoration and finishing machines.
The 3rd edition of the “Financial statement analysis of world ceramic tile producers” compares the results of 88 Italian tile companies and 237 foreign ones.
This growth was driven by the Northern Italian regions with +22.3%, followed by Central and Southern Italy with +15.2% and +10% respectively.
The recovery in the Italian construction industry that began to emerge at the end of 2015 failed to live up to expectations in the first half of the current year.
2016 may see further consolidation of the growth reported in 2015, with domestic sales returning to positive territory (+2.7%) and exports showing a further increase (+3.6%). Domestic output is also expected to grow by 3.8%.
The three sectors have a total of 6,000 employees and reported a combined turnover of 721.5 million euros.
Also up were production (+3.4%), exports (+5.1%) and investments (+22.7%). The domestic market remained stable.