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
Sales grew by 9% in Q1 2021 (+7% compared to 2019). Italian sales were up 19%, exports 7.3%. Business leaders are concerned about sharp rises in the costs of energy, finished product packaging and sea freight to the USA.
The sanitaryware, tableware and refractory sectors experienced a sharp decline in both production volumes and turnover in 2020. The brick and roof tile sector proved more resilient.
In 2020 total ceramic tile sales in the USA were down 3.5% to 263.6 million sq.m. While domestically produced tile continued to grow, imports were the most damaged, decreasing by 5.3% to 183 million sq.m