Ceramic World Review anticipates the key figures of the third edition of the publication “World production and consumption of ceramic tiles” produced by the Acimac Research Department and due to be released in November.
Antonio Carlos Kieling, secretary general of Anfacer, describes the economic, political and social context in which the world’s second largest ceramic industry operates.
The 23rd national Statistical Survey conducted by ACIMAC reveals an industry turnover that has returned to pre-crisis levels at 1,836 million euros.
Confindustria Ceramica unveils the 2014 figures for the Italian ceramic industry, including a turnover of 5.687 billion euros, 75% generated by exports.
L'80% del fatturato generato dalle società estere deriva da vendite nel medesimo mercato sede dello stabilimento, il 20% da esportazioni nello stesso continente
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).