Search
 
Search by year
Search by keyword
Search by sector
Search by category
Find 
Sacmi RSS Feed
Find out how to subscribe to Sacmi RSS feeds
 
5/23/2005
USA, tile consumption continues to rocket

The American market continues to grow. Expected annual growth of 6% per year until 2010.

American consumption of ceramic tiles is expected to grow by 6% per year until 2010. This huge jump in volumes - according to figures released by Tiles International-Ceramic World Web - continues to fed by a steadily rising level of imports (+11.5% in 2003) and local production, also starting to increase its sales. Final data for 2004 showed an increase of 3.5%: that’s 64.4 million square metres! In 2004 internal consumption was 293.3 million m2 (+9.9% compared to 2003), the bulk of which was accounted for by floor tiles. Ceramic tile is now the third most popular flooring material in the USA, with a market share of 11.2% (in first place is carpet with 67.5% and vinyl with 13.8%). Italy maintains its leadership status in the medium-high quality import bracket, with square metre prices rising by 12%.

Back

Business News

 
12/18/2017
Duravit Ceramics, third Riedhammer kiln supplied to Egyptian plant
New shuttle kiln, which joins existing sanitaryware firing/re-firing machines, successfully tested.  >>

12/11/2017
Leading Vietnamese PET firm purchases new Sacmi PVS-3 preform inspection machine
One of the country's leading container, PET preform and plastic cap manufacturers goes for the reliability offered by this latest Sacmi solution, which allows direct, on-line total quality control at high speeds.  >>

12/7/2017
North America and the Caribbean, the water market goes for Sacmi CCM
Major order from Puerto Rican firm PET Plastics, which has purchased a complete system capable of processing up to 2,000 caps per minute, with higher quality performance, lower costs and increased process efficiency.  >>

11/7/2017
Charu Ceramic Bangladesh gets output boost from Sacmi-Riedhammer
Great Wall Group company supplied with 2 new HWS shuttle kilns and a TWS tunnel kiln to ensure their success on the high-end ceramic sanitaryware market  >>

 

This website uses "cookies". If you choose to continue using the website, you are authorising the use of cookies according to our cookie policy. For further information or to deny the use of some cookies, please click here.

accept cookie policy