According to the preliminary figures compiled by the MECS - Acimac Research Centre, the sector’s year-end turnover will rise to €2,145 million, 45% up on 2020. Almost 6 months of production is guaranteed in 2022
Energy bills, that have more than tripled since the beginning of the year, are wiping out the effects of the economic recovery. The risk for some companies is to be forced to reduce production in the coming months
Soaring prices of raw materials, components, logistics and energy are driving up production costs in the ceramic machinery sector by 30%. Mongardi (Acimac): “We risk wiping out the entire recovery in a matter of weeks”
Mohawk Industries, Lamosa and SCG lead the rankings. All leading groups are confirming growth forecasts this year, while 2021 rankings will see some changes in positioning due to the major acquisitions completed recently.
Sales grew by 9% in Q1 2021 (+7% compared to 2019). Italian sales were up 19%, exports 7.3%. Business leaders are concerned about sharp rises in the costs of energy, finished product packaging and sea freight to the USA.
In 2020 total ceramic tile sales in the USA were down 3.5% to 263.6 million sq.m. While domestically produced tile continued to grow, imports were the most damaged, decreasing by 5.3% to 183 million sq.m
After years of decline, the use of clay brick as an exterior wall material for single-family homes is seeing a comeback in the United States and is gaining popularity amongst both builders and homebuyers.
According to the latest Euroconstruct forecast, the construction volume in Europe is estimated to have slumped by 7.8% in 2020, but should grow by 4.1% this year, as well as by 3.4% and 2.4% in 2022 and 2023.