The industry has finally seen a return to positive territory in Q3 2020 with turnover up 0.6% on the same period in 2019. In September sales saw strong 8.8% growth.
Mohawk Industries, SCG and Lamosa lead once again the rankings. Victoria PLC is the new entry among the big names. For most of the big groups the outlook for 2020 is not overly pessimistic, with declines below -10% and even some players anticipating growth.
Acimac Research Dept. / MECS anticipates to Ceramic World Review the key figures of the 8th edition of the annual report “World production and consumption of ceramic tiles”
Despite the decline in domestic demand, the Turkish ceramic tile industry has remained buoyant thanks to its continued strong performance in international markets.
After five years of record growth, the signs of a slowdown that had already emerged in 2018, intensified in 2019, leading to a 19.8% drop in revenues, falling to 1.73 million euros.
The new forecasts were presented at the 89th Euroconstruct Conference in Stockholm on 12th June 2020.
According to figures released by Confindustria Ceramica for the performance of the four segments in 2019, the sanitaryware sector remained stable, the refractory sector partially maintained the prior year results, while the tableware and brick and roof tile sectors both saw contractions.
Confindustria Ceramica announces the final figures for 2019 and makes an initial assessment of the impact of the health emergency on the tile industry
In 2019 Chinese ceramic tile exports registered the sixth yearly decrease, falling by 9.8% to 770 million sq.m
Ceramic tile manufacturers, colour and glaze companies and machinery and plant suppliers are all back to work counting on their respective competitive factors to overcome a challenging situation.
With China’s exit from the market, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Brazil and the newcomers saw increases in sales
According to the new Cresme forecasts, a recovery of between +10% and +11% is expected in 2021. Public works will help to mitigate the downturn.