Saudi Arabia’s construction sector is expected to see strong growth with investments of $44 billion planned in 2019 alone.
Acimac Research Dept. updates the yearly analysis of the world ceramic sanitaryware imports/exports flows. Following a two-year period of total stability, sanitaryware exports resumed their upward trend in 2017 reaching 3.1 million tonnes, with a 5.4% growth compared to 2016.
After five years of uninterrupted growth, the Italian ceramic tile industry experienced a downturn in 2018 with production, sales and exports all seeing falls of between 2% and 3%.
Joseph Lundgren Consulting analyses the signs of a possible deceleration of growth of the housing market.
The Spanish ceramic tile industry has revised down the forecasts for 2018 (+2%). Exports grew by 1.6% in the first 9 months of the year.
According to the preliminary figures published by the Acimac Research Department, the sector’s turnover has stabilised at 2 million euros. Exports have fallen while the Italian market has remained steady thanks to the Industry 4.0 programme.
The 2017 rankings of the largest 30 Italian ceramic tile companies. The exclusive annual study was conducted by the magazine Tile Italia and offered to its readers by Ceramic World Review.
Mohawk Industries (USA), SCG (Thailand) and Lamosa (Mexico) lead once again the rankings. Total 2017 tile production of the 26 largest world groups amounted to around 1.83 billion sq.m, 13% of world tile production.
Acimac Research Dept. anticipates to Ceramic World Review the key figures of the 6th edition of the annual report “World production and consumption of ceramic tiles”
The Italian ceramic tile industry closed fiscal 2017 with a turnover of 5.5 billion euros (+2.4%), of which 9.3% was invested in new technologies to enhance competitiveness. Read the interview to the newly-elected chairman of Confindustria Ceramica Giovanni Savorani.
The sector’s turnover reached 2.2 billion euros in 2017, 10.3% up on 2016.
The 4th edition of the Acimac Research Department’s “Financial statement analysis of world ceramic tile manufacturers” analysing the data of 388 companies and comparing the results of Italian, Spanish, European and Asian companies is now available.