The 5th edition of “Financial statement analysis of world manufacturers of machinery for the ceramic and brick industries” (by Acimac Research Department) examines the economic and financial figures of 188 companies operating worldwide.
The tile production grew to 530 million sq.m (+7.7%) and total revenues reached 3.5 million Euro (+6%), thanks to the increase of both exports (+4,5%) and domestic sales (+10%).
43 million sq. of ceramic tiles were imported and consumed in Canada last year. Chinese tiles represented 38.7 of total consumption in volume, while Italian tiles represented 38% of total consumption in value.
The construction sector saw 5.6% expansion in 2017, and growth is likely to accelerate in 2018.
A new smart neighbourhood to the north of the capital is being planned in what will be the most important private investment of the next few years.
Energy upgrading segment will require work on almost 5 million houses at an average rate of around 143,000 houses/year.
The residential segment growth achieved 9.8% and 12.8% year-on-year in the second and third quarters.
The US ceramic tile demand reached 283 million sq.m in 2017, the highest value since 2006, boosting both the domestic production and imports.
New home starts increased for the eighth year in a row, achieving 1.20 million units, the highest yearly level in a decade.
The Russian ceramic tile production grew to 164 million sq.m in 2017, as well as tile imports, which are estimated at about 42 million sq.m.
Russia’s construction output fell by 1.4% in 2017, while a more significant decrease was registered in the new housing construction sector with the number of new houses dropping by 4.8%.
As announced at the 84th Euroconstruct Conference in Munich on 24 November 2017, construction volume in the Euroconstruct area is expected to grow by 3.5% in 2017.