Statistics and markets

Canadian ceramic tile market drops

31/03/2020

In 2019, Canadian ceramic tile consumption registered a further decrease, declining by 11.2% to 35.3 million sq.m

2019 Canadian ceramic tile consumption was 35.3 million (380.1 million sq. ft.), down 11.2% from the previous year (source: Statistics Canada). As there is no significant ceramic tile production in Canada, imports approximately equal consumption.

The five countries from which the most tiles were imported into Canada in 2019 based on volume were: China (12.5 million sq.m, -18.9% both in volume and in value), Italy (8.1 million sq.m., -13.1%; -14.2% in value), Turkey (4.5 million sq.m., -26.6%; -24.6% in value), Spain (3.6 million sq.m., -10.1%; -3.8% in value) and the United States (2.5 million sq.m, +9.5%; +8.2% in value).

 

Canadian ceramic tile imports by country of origin, in volume
(source: Statistics Canada)

Country 2018 (sq.m) 2019 (sq.m) 2019/2018% Change
China 15,429,129 12,507,866 -18.9%
Italy 9,376,399 8,145,522 -13.1%
Turkey 6,187,936 4,542,779 -26.6%
Spain 4,044,270 3,636,584 -10.1%
United States 2,253,385 2,466,728 9.5%
All Countries 39,756,730 35,309,521 -11.2%

 

Canadian ceramic tile imports by country of origin, in value* (Canadian $)
(source: Statistics Canada)

Country 2018 (C$) 2019 (C$) 2019/2018% Change
Italy 176,063,597 150,974,716 -14.2%
China 128,040,117 103,994,724 -18.8%
Spain 41,121,031 39,563,761 -3.8%
Turkey 39,691,836 29,910,538 -24.6%
United States 24,936,538 26,973,374 8.2%
All Countries 435,385,816 377,287,864 -13.3%

*Canadian imports are valued FOB place of direct shipment to Canada. The import valuation excludes costs of freight and insurance in bringing the goods to Canada from the point of direct shipment.