Ceramicolor member companies are becoming increasingly worried about raw materials availability and soaring energy costs
Energy bills, that have more than tripled since the beginning of the year, are wiping out the effects of the economic recovery. The risk for some companies is to be forced to reduce production in the coming months
Soaring prices of raw materials, components, logistics and energy are driving up production costs in the ceramic machinery sector by 30%. Mongardi (Acimac): “We risk wiping out the entire recovery in a matter of weeks”
According to Cresme, in 2021 the global construction market will reach the record level of €8,807 billion (+6,4% on 2020) and will continue to grow at an yearly rate of around 3% through to 2025.
Mohawk Industries, Lamosa and SCG lead the rankings. All leading groups are confirming growth forecasts this year, while 2021 rankings will see some changes in positioning due to the major acquisitions completed recently.
The construction sector is also driven by renovations, which have reached an all-time high
ACIMAC research Dept/MECS anticipates to Ceramic World Review the key figures of the 9th edition of the annual report “World production and consumption of ceramic tiles”.
Revenues in the second quarter of 2021 totalled 417 million euros, 11.5% higher than in the first quarter of the year. The excessive increase in costs is a cause for concern.
Construction volume in the Euroconstruct area will grow by 3.8% in 2021, following a slump of 5.1% in 2020.
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 4 months of 2021 marked a strong recovery in Brazilian tile exports, which grew by 45% in value and by 48% in volume compared to January-April 2020.
Chairman Joaquín Font de Mora believes that the competitiveness of the Spanish ceramic glaze and colour industry may be impacted by rising costs. Progress on projects aimed at decarbonising the sector