Ripresa delle esportazioni in Europa Occidentale. In crescita anche le vendite nell'Area Nafta, nei Balcani e nel Far East.
According to figures for the sanitaryware, refractories and tableware sectors unveiled at the Confindustria Ceramica 2015 Members’ Meeting, the total turnover of the three sectors has risen to 773 million euros
The industry is continuing its recovery, largely driven by increases in productivity per employee which more than compensate for rising labour costs.
The economic and financial figures for the largest 205 brick and roof tile manufacturers continue to reflect the difficulties experienced by the sector, albeit with signs of improvement.
The sector is expanding but there is growing disparity between the performances of Italian and non-Italian companies.
While 2015 is expected to remain in negative territory (-0.8%), due to the continued effects of political uncertainty and lack of investment, 2016 should mark a return to positive growth (+2.4).
The study from Acimac Research Department reveals two contrasting but profitable business models. Six Italian companies feature amongst the best performers.
More than 90% of Russia's production (149 million sq.m) continues to be sold on the domestic market, while 2014 exports remained stable at 16 million sq.m.
After record exports of 1,095 million sq.m in 2013, volumes dropped by 2.9% last year to 1,063 million sq.m (a reduction of 32 million sq.m).
The new report by the Acimac Research Department takes the pulse of world brick and tile producers.
Acimac's Research Department published the 1st edition of the study presenting three-year economic and financial data (2011-2013) of the leading manufacturing companies of ceramic tiles.
Despite the Spanish ceramic tile industry continued its recovery in 2014, also thanks to exports, Ascer President, Isidro Zarzoso, doesn't conceal his concern for present situation.