U.S. Ceramic Market 2022 Performance
From Floor Focus FloorDaily News Magazine Page 57 to 64
Outpacing all other flooring categories, ceramic tile grew 14.2% in dollars in 2022 though overall units dipped slightly. The majority of the U.S.’ tile supply is imported from Europe, where energy costs have soared and container shipping rates have remained high, driving up costs. Domestic manufacturers experienced a similar situation with raw material cost increases and labor costs pushing up prices. Imports jumped 17.5% and U.S. mill shipments grew by nearly 9% in terms of value in 2022. Ceramic was buoyed by commercial sales, which helped carry the category as residential sales slowed in the latter part of the year. While domestic manufacturers increased output as import volume fell, then slipped about 2% in terms of the share of the overall market.
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