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

Ceramic World Review has updated the figures for the world’s top 25 ceramic tile groups (as for production volumes) in 2019. Respect to the previous year, the positions of the three largest tile producers remain unchanged. Read More

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World production and consumption of ceramic tiles 2019

While 2018 saw the first decline in global tile production and consumption, the negative trend continued through 2019. By contrast, import-export flows remained in positive territory but grew by just 1%. Read More

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The tile industry hit by Covid-19

The tile industry hit by Covid-19 October 29, 2020 Article from Ceramic World Review no. 138 Just like other sectors, the global ceramic industry will have to deal… Read More

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Builder market bright spot: Floor coverings to see Q4 gains

Builder market bright spot: Floor coverings to see Q4 gains Thursday, October 15, 2020 from Floor Covering Weekly Prime Edition New data gathered by Catalina Research shows… Read More

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Catalina updates 2020 June quarterly report

Catalina Research has updated its floor coverings sales estimates for 2020 after more data became available to show the coronavirus effect on domestic demand. New estimates indicate U.S. manufacture dollar sales (shipments minus exports plus imports) could have declined by 10 percent in the second quarter of 2020, and sales could have dropped by 5.2 percent in the third quarter. Read More

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NAFCD Distributors Report Q2 Sales Decline

"Our distributor members have weathered the worst of the storm and are now seeing their businesses continue to grow each month," commented Kevin Gammonley, NAFCD executive vice president. "The negative impact of the shutdown has not been as severe as initially feared." Read More

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Stats 2019: Tile’s slight uptick

In 2019, the ceramic floor and wall tile segment performed at a rate comparable to the previous year. According to Catalina Research, the category posted sales (in manufacturer’s dollars) of $3.9 billion, accounting for 14.1 percent of the total floor covering sales in 2019 — a 0.7 percent increase.  Read More

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marketWise review of the Floor Covering Industry 2019 Results

Daltile invented the manufacturer/distributor/sales office hybrid. It is a manufacturer, distributor with warehouses and has more than 200 sales offices selling to contractors, end users, etc. Emser has 78 regional locations and MSI has 25. All are pretty much national in scope and carry mostly its own brands. They are exceptional companies and continue to outpace the industry.   Read More

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Floor covering sales struggle in 2019

U.S. floor coverings manufacturer dollar sales (U.S. factory shipments minus exports plus imports) could have increased by only 1.1 percent to $27.6 billion in 2019. This is down from a 5.7 percent increase in 2018. Square foot sales could have declined by 1.8 percent to 23.5 billion as rising average selling prices dampened demand. Read More

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5 consumer trends in a post-pandemic world

Despite many retailers shutting their doors to curb the spread of COVID-19, shopping hasn’t stopped. In May, retail sales made a remarkable rebound after two months of record-setting lows, spiking 17.7 percent according to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s monthly report. Read More