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.
With a production of about 114 million sq.m, Nigeria is now the second largest tile producer in Africa, with 8 manufacturing companies, of which 6 financed entirely by Chinese capital
Production and exports will continue to grow. The new challenge comes from the introduction of 42.9% antidumping duties on Indian tiles in the Gulf States.
From 2015 to 2018, Turkish ceramic tile exports have grown steadily to 100 million sqm, representing 30% of national production.
With the adoption of countervailing and antidumping duties on Chinese tile imports in the US, the race is on for both US tile manufacturers and all the other supplying countries to win a slice of the 64.3 million sq.m of Chinese products.
Christophe Callon, Purchase & Marketing manager at Saint Gobain Building Distribution Tiles & Flooring and CEO of Decoceram, explains the changes in the European flooring market and in the distribution of ceramic tiles.
Roca, Kohler, Geberit and Toto lead the rankings of the world ceramic sanitaryware manufacturers by volumes of production in 2018. See who is next.
Acimac Research Dept. updates the yearly analysis of the world ceramic sanitaryware imports/exports flows. In 2018 sanitaryware exports continued to rise with 9.4% growth on 2017, marking a positive trend in all geographical areas of production.
According to the preliminary figures published by the Acimac Research Department, the sector’s turnover has fallen to 1.8 billion euros in 2019 (17.5% down on 2018). Investments in Italy are slowing.
Despite slower growth across its main trading partners and spectre of Brexit hanging over the nation, Ireland’s economy continues to outperform even the most optimistic of expectations.
2018 marked the 11th consecutive year of contraction for the Italian brick and tile industry, bringing the total decline since 2007 to 78%.
Acimac Research Dept. anticipates to Ceramic World Review the key figures of the 7th edition of the annual report “World production and consumption of ceramic tiles”.