Statistics and markets

Ceramic World Review updates the rankings of the world’s top 25 ceramic groups in 2018


Mohawk Industries (USA), SCG (Thailand) and Lamosa (Mexico) lead once again the rankings. Total 2018 tile production of the 25 largest world groups amounted to around 1.80 billion sq.m, 13,7% of world tile production.

Ceramic World Review has updated as of 31/12/2018 the figures for the world’s top 25 ceramic tile groups (as for production volumes). Respect to the previous year, the positions of the three largest tile producers remain unchanged.

Mohawk Industries, Inc. remains firmly at the top of the rankings with an output to 31/12/2018 of around 223 million sq.m and revenues of $3.553 billion generated in the tile segment (36% of the group’s consolidated revenues). In the first half of 2019 the Global Ceramics division posted 3% growth in revenue to $1.856 billion.

The Thai group SCG Ceramics ranks second in terms of output volumes (174 million sq.m, down 7% on 2017), but trails well behind in terms of sales revenues (687 million euros), followed by the Mexican group Lamosa which registered a tile production of 171 million sq.m and revenue of 652 million euros.

For Rak Ceramics we are supplying both the 2018 data and the increase in installed capacity deriving from the start-up of the new large-size slab factory in Morbi, India in January 2019.

Other highlights include the ascent of the rankings by Brazilian group Cedasa/Incopisos, the strong performance of Indian companies Kajaria and Somany and the further improvement made by Spanish groups Pamesa and STN, both of which posted increases in production of 5 million sq.m as well as double-digit revenue growth. Pamesa reached group revenues of 485 million euros (+11.5% on 2017), STN 273 million euros (+13.3%).

Total 2018 production of the 25 largest world groups in the sector amounted to around 1.80 billion sq.m, 13.7% of world tile production.

Read the complete article published in Ceramic World Review 133/2019