ACIMAC research Dept/MECS anticipates to Ceramic World Review the key figures of the 11th edition of the annual report “World production and consumption of ceramic tiles”. In 2022 world tile production and consumption fell by 9.7% and 10.9% respectively. World tile import-export flows also saw a significant decrease, down 8% on 2021.
Italy’s tile industry hit record revenues of 7.2 billion euros in 2022 (up 16.5% on 2021), with sales volumes of 449 million sqm (down 1.4%). Momentum slows in first quarter of 2023, with 25% drop in export volumes.
Italian research centre MECS-Acimac has published its new report on the Indian ceramic tile industry, which is the result of interviews with around 800 local companies, mostly based in the Morbi district.
Total U.S. ceramic tile consumption in 2022 was 285.4 million sq.m, down 1.3% from the previous year. Imports by volume decreased, too, down 2.3% to 202.7 million sq.m, while national production grew by 2.3% reaching 87.3 million sq.m.
Euroconstruct’s latest economic forecasts predict that construction output growth will drop to 0% in 2024 across Europe. Civil engineering looks positive, but other sectors are expected to be negative.
Acimac Research Dept. / MECS updates the yearly analysis of the world ceramic sanitaryware imports/exports flows. In 2021 sanitaryware exports experienced a strong recovery, increasing by 16.5% on 2020, an upturn observed in all geographical areas of production.
Ceramic World Review updates the 2021 rankings of the world ceramic sanitaryware manufacturers by volumes of production. Roca, Kohler, Toto and Geberit confirm their leading positions. See who is next.