Ceramic Tile

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CERAMIC TILE FC093:

Released September 2015

Catalina Research announces the release of our 194-page Catalina Report on Ceramic Tile. This fact-filled report provides the action-oriented executive with up-to-date information on North American and World markets, and ceramic tile’s position in the U.S. floor coverings, hard surface flooring industry, and position in the combined ceramic/stone/ glass tile market. Each page will assist the ceramic tile executive exploit growing product lines, review new technologies and new products, strengthen distribution, penetrate end-use markets, maximize plant profit margins, and plan for 2016 and beyond.

Catalina Reports contain the timely data that allows users to evaluate market size, growth potential, end-use markets, profitability, market share, and the competitive environment. So turn to a Catalina Report when developing strategies to take advantage of residential and nonresidential demand, shifting distribution channels, boost plant profit margins and introduce new ceramic tile products.

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CONTENT MATTER

U.S. CERAMIC TILE INDUSTRY TRENDS (1987-2020)

  • U.S. market sales in dollars and square feet
  • Quarterly production, shipments, imports, and exports
  • Ceramic tile’s share of U.S. floor coverings market sales
  • Ceramic tile price comparison with other floor covering materials
  • Ceramic tile growth trends and comparison with factors driving demand
  • Ceramic tile supplied by major country of origin
  • Analysis of U.S. ceramic tile plant profit margins and the U.S. manufacturing average
  • Share of ceramic/stone/glass tiles

U.S. CERAMIC TILE SHIPMENTS (1987-2015)

  • Square foot and dollar shipments
  • Leading domestic manufacturers
  • Shipments by tile size, glazed and unglazed
  • Porcelain versus ceramic and floor versus wall
  • U.S. manufacturer price trends and by type of product

U.S. IMPORTS AND WORLD MARKETS (1987- 2015)

  • Total import costs: product, insurance, freight, and tariff charges
  • Import’s share of U.S. market sales
  • Import price trends
  • Imports by tile size, glazed and unglazed
  • Imports for the 12 top countries of origin
  • Imports by port of entry
  • Glass tile import trends
  • Total world output and exports for top 10 countries
  • Per capita consumption for 10 leading markets
  • Share of world production for 26 leading producers
  • Sales and profit trend for Mohawk and 16 foreign-based manufacturers
  • Sales and operating ratios for Internacional de Ceramica
  • China Ceramics and Dongpeng sales by product line

END-USE MARKETS AND FACTORS AFFECTING DEMAND (1982-2015)

  • Residential and nonresidential purchases
  • New construction and remodeling markets
  • Housing starts, permits, and factory-built housing
  • Square foot of new housing built
  • Builder ceramic tile purchases and purchases per new housing unit
  • Regional and state housing markets: new and existing homes
  • Construction spending by building type
  • Major U.S. home builders
  • Price and size of new homes
  • New and replacement kitchens and bathrooms
  • Bathrooms per new and existing housing units
  • Kitchen and bathroom remodeling jobs and spending
  • Homeowner flooring replacement jobs
  • Homeowner demographics
  • Interest rates and personal income
  • Nonresidential construction spending by region by type of building
  • Number of hotel rooms and construction of new hospitality buildings

U.S. CERAMIC TILE DISTRIBUTION AND CONSUMER DEMOGRAPHICS (1987-2015)

  • Retail ceramic tile sales by type of retailer and share by leading retailer
  • Ceramic tile’s share of hard surface flooring sales and per capita sales
  • Number, revenues, material costs, payroll and work by type of building for ceramic tile contractors
  • Contractor employment and wages trends
  • Contractor revenues for new construction, remodeling, and repair work
  • Revenues per square foot of ceramic tile installed
  • Contractor revenues by region and state
  • Number of contractors by regional and state and average revenues per contractor
  • Household spending on hard surface flooring and installation and homeowner contractor and DIY jobs
  • Household spending on hard surface flooring and installation and DIY projects by demographic characteristic
  • Demographics of U.S households
  • Leading installation material suppliers

U.S. CERAMIC TILE EXPORTS AND CANADIAN IMPORTS (1987-2015)

  • Square foot and dollar exports
  • Export price trends
  • Export’s share of U.S. shipments
  • Exports of glazed and unglazed tiles
  • Exports by major country of destination
  • Glass tile exports by major country of destination
  • Canadian square foot and dollar imports by major country of origin

U.S. CERAMIC TILE PLANT PROFITABILITY AND THE COMPETITVE ENVIROMENT (1987-2015)

  • Plant costs and profit margins
  • Number of domestic manufacturers by product type
  • Material input price trends
  • Plant labor situation
  • Inventory trends
  • Capital expenditures
  • Market shares for 11 leading U.S. manufacturers and marketers

COMPANY PROFILES

  • Catalina Research has profiled 18 leading U.S.- and foreign-based ceramic tile manufacturers and marketers. Some of the top companies include:
    • Crossville Ceramics
    • Del Conca
    • Florida Tile
    • Florim
    • Internacional de Ceramica
    • Lamosa
    • Mohawk
    • Porcelanosa
    • Roca Tile
    • StonePeak

Table of Contents

SECTION 1
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND U.S. CERAMIC TILE MARKET TRENDS

Executive Summary
U.S. Sales Trends And Share Of U.S. Floor Coverings Market
End-Use Markets And Factors Driving Demand
Floor Versus Wall Tiles
Porcelain Versus Ceramic Tile
Digitally-Printed Designs
Glass Tile Market Trends
Retail Distribution Channels
Source Of Supply
Competitive Environment
Industry Profit Margins
Outlook
Scope And Methodology
Table 1-1
U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Sales And Average Value Per Square Foot Supplied, 1987-2020 (square feet and dollars)
Figure 1-1
U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Sales, 2000-2020 (square feet)
Table 1-2
U.S. Quarterly Ceramic Tile Shipments, Imports, Exports, And Manufacturer Sales, 2013-2015 (square feet and dollars)
Table 1-3
Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile's Position In The U.S. Floor Covering Market, 1987-2020 (square feet, dollars, and percent)
Figure 1-2
Ceramic Floor And Wall Tiles’ Share Of Total U.S. Floor Covering Manufacturer Sales, 2005-2020 (percent)
Table 1-4
U.S. Average Value Per Square Foot Supplied For Ceramic Tile Compared To All Floor Covering Products, 1997-2020 (dollars)
Table 1-5
Comparative Growth Analysis Of U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Sales And Factors Determining Demand, 2000-2015 (square feet, dollars, number, and percent): Manufacturer Sales, Total New Construction, Housing Starts, Interest Rates, Personal Income, And Ceramic Tile Prices
Table 1-6
U.S. Ceramic Tile Source Of Supply For Ten Leading Countries Of Origin, 2015 (square feet)
Table 1-7
Value Of Total U.S. Tile Sales By Material, 2007-2015 (dollars): Ceramic, Stone, And Glass
Table 1-8
Comparison Of Gross Profit Margins For U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Plants And The U.S. Manufacturing Average, 1987-2015 (percent)

SECTION 2
U.S. CERAMIC TILE SHIPMENTS

Summary Of Major Findings
Ceramic Tile Shipments
Price Trends
Leading Domestic Manufacturers And Capacity Expansion
Shipments By Tile Size
Porcelain Tile
Large Thin Porcelain Tiles And Panels
Digitally-Printed Designs
Table 2-1
Value Of U.S. Factory Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Shipments, 1987-2015 (dollars)
Table 2-2
U.S. Quantity Factory Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Shipments And Average Value Per Square Foot Shipped, 1987-2015 (square feet and dollars)
Table 2-3
Value Of U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Factory Shipments By Product Type, 2002-2015 (dollars): Glazed With Facial Area Greater Than 6 And Less Than 59 Square Inches, Glazed Having A Facial Area 59 Square Inches Or Greater, And Unglazed And Mosaic Tiles
Table 2-4
U.S. Quantity Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Factory Shipments By Product Type, 2002-2015 (square feet): Glazed With Facial Area Greater Than 6 And Less Than 59 Square Inches, Glazed Having A Facial Area 59 Square Inches Or Greater, And Unglazed And Mosaic Tiles
Table 2-5
U.S. Average Value Per Square Foot Of Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Shipped By Product Type, 2002-2015 (dollars): Glazed With Facial Area Greater Than 6 And Less Than 59 Square Inches, Glazed Having A Facial Area 59 Square Inches Or Greater, And Unglazed And Mosaic Tiles

SECTION 3
U.S. CERAMIC TILE IMPORTS

Summary Of Major Findings
U.S. Ceramic Tile Imports And Share Of U.S. Markets
Import Price Trends
Ports Of Entry
Italian Imports
Chinese Imports
Mexican Imports
Spanish Imports
Turkish Imports
Brazilian Imports
Glass Tile Imports
Table 3-1
Total Landed Cost Of U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Imports, 1992-2015 (dollars): Product Cost, Insurance And Freight, And Tariff
Table 3-2
Share Of U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Value Of Imports By Product Cost, Insurance And Freight Costs, And Tariff Charges, 1992-2015 (percent)
Table 3-3
U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Imports And Share Of Domestic Sales, 1992-2015 (square feet and dollars)
Table 3-4
U.S. Imports Of Glazed And Unglazed Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile By Type And Size, 1997-2015 (square feet and number)
Table 3-5
Total Cost Value Of U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Imports For The Top Twelve Countries Of Origin, 2007-2015 (dollars)
Table 3-6
Percent Total Cost Value Of U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Imports For The Top Twelve Countries Of Origin, 2007-2015 (percent)
Table 3-7
Quantity U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Imports For The Top Twelve Countries Of Origin, 2007-2015 (square feet)
Table 3-8
Quantity U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Imports For The Top Twelve Countries Of Origin, 2007-2015 (square feet)
Table 3-9
Value Of U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Product Imports, Insurance And Freight Costs, And Tariff Charges For The Top Six Countries Of Origin, 2007-2015 (dollars)
Table 3-10
Value Of U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Imports For The Top Fifteen Ports Of Entry, 2007-2014 (dollars)
Table 3-11
Value Of U.S. Glass Tile And Related Product Imports, 1997-2015 (dollars): Glass Mosaics And Other Small Glass Squares And Tiles
Table 3-12
Value Of U.S. Glass Tile And Related Product Imports For The Top Seven Countries Of Origin, 2007-2015 (dollars): Glass Mosaics And Other Small Glass Squares And Tiles
Table 3-13
Value Of U.S. Glass Tile And Related Item Product Imports, Insurance And Freight Costs, And Tariff Charges For The Top Five Countries And Total Imports, 2007-2015 (dollars)
Table 3-14
Dollar Exchange Rates For Currencies Of Major U.S. Ceramic Tile Importers, 2010-2015 (rate)

SECTION 4
WORLD CERAMIC TILE MARKET TRENDS

World Ceramic Tile Production
World Export Shipments
World Ceramic Tile Consumption
Mexican Ceramic Tile Industry
Chinese Ceramic Tile Industry
Italian Ceramic Tile Industry
Brazilian Ceramic Industry
Spanish Ceramic Tile Industry
Indian Ceramic Tile Industry
Table 4-1
World Ceramic Tile Production, 1999-2015 (square feet)
Table 4-2
Ceramic Tile Production For The Top Ten Leading Manufacturing Countries, 2007-2014 (square feet)
Table 4-3
Percent Distribution Of World Ceramic Tile Production For The Ten Leading Manufacturing Countries, 2007-2014 (percent)
Table 4-4
Ceramic Tile Consumption For The Top Ten Markets And Per Capita Sales, 2007-2013 (square feet)
Table 4-5
Ceramic Tile Exports For The Top Ten Supplying Countries, 2007-2013 (square feet)
Table 4-6
Canadian Imports Of Floor And Wall Tile For The Top Ten Countries Of Origin, 2007-2014 (Canadian dollars)
Table 4-7
Ceramic Tile Production/Capacity For Twenty-Six Leading Manufacturers And Share Of Total World Production, 2014 (square feet)
Table 4-8
Sales And Profit Margins For Fifteen Foreign-Based Manufacturers, 2009-2014 (dollars and percent)
Table 4-9
China Ceramics Co. Sales By Product Type, 2012-2014 (dollars): Porcelain, Glazed Porcelain, Glazed, Rustic, Polished Glazed, And Ultra-Thin
Table 4-10
Guangdong Dongpeng Ceramic Co. Sales By Product Type, 2012-2014 (dollars): Unglazed Tile, Glazed Chips, Antique Designed, Crystal Tiles, And Bathroom Products
Table 4-11
Sales And Operating Ratios For Internacional De Cerámica (Interceramic) And Sales By Geographic Area, 2009-2014 (dollars and percent): Sales, Cost Of Sales, Selling And Administrative Expenses, Operating Income, Capital Expenditures, And Sales By Geographic Area
Table 4-12
Mohawk Ceramic Tile And Stone Sales, 1996-2015 (dollars and percent): Sales, Operating Income Percent Sales, And Capital Expenditures
Table 4-13
Contact Information For Leading Non-U.S.-Based Ceramic Tile Manufacturers

SECTION 5
U.S. CERAMIC TILE END-USE MARKETS AND DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS

Summary Of Major Findings
Residential Replacement And Remodeling Market
New Residential Construction Market
Commercial Markets
Retail Distribution Trends
Home Center Channel
Manufacturer Tile Sales Service Networks
Independent Retail Chains
Ceramic Tile Installation Contractor Market
Installation Product Market And Leading Suppliers
Export Shipments
Table 5-1
Value Of U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Purchases By Major End-Use Market, 1997-2015 (dollars): Builders, Manufactured Home Producers, Residential Remodeling Contractors, Direct Consumer Purchases, New Nonresidential Construction, Nonresidential Maintenance And Property Manager, Government, Main Street Commercial, And Transportation Equipment
Table 5-2
Percent Distribution Of U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Purchases By Major End-Use Market, 1997-2015 (percent): Builders, Manufactured Home Producers, Residential Remodeling Contractors, Direct Consumer Purchases, New Nonresidential Construction, Nonresidential Maintenance And Property Manager, Government, Main Street Commercial, And Transportation Equipment
Table 5-3
Quantity U.S. Builder Ceramic Tile Purchases And Average Purchases Per New Housing Unit And Average Value Per Square Foot, 1997-2015 (square feet and dollars)
Table 5-4
Ceramic Tile Installation Revenues And Revenues Per Square Foot Of Ceramic Tile Installed, 1987-2015 (dollars)
Table 5-5
Number, Revenues, Material Costs, And Work By Type Of Building For U.S. Contractors Specializing In Ceramic Tile, Mosaic, And Terrazzo Work, 1997-2015 (number, dollars, and percent)
Table 5-6
U.S. Ceramic Tile, Mosaic, And Terrazzo Work Contractor Employment And Labor Cost Trends, 1992-2015 (number, dollars, and percent): Employees, Average Hourly Wages, Average Weekly Hours, And Payroll Percent Revenue
Table 5-7
U.S. Ceramic Tile, Mosaic, And Terrazzo Work Contractor Revenues By Type Of Work, 1997-2015 (dollars): New Construction, Additions And Reconstruction, And Maintenance And Repair
Table 5-8
Revenues Of U.S. Contractors Specializing In Ceramic Tile, Mosaic, And Terrazzo Work By Region And State, 1997-2015 (dollars)
Table 5-9
Percent Distribution Of U.S. Ceramic Tile, Mosaic, And Terrazzo Work Revenues By Region And State, 1997-2015 (percent)
Table 5-10
Number Of U.S. Contractors Specializing In Ceramic Tile, Mosaic, And Terrazzo Work By Region And State, 1997-2015 (number)
Table 5-11
Average Revenues Of U.S. Contractors Specializing In Ceramic Tile, Mosaic, And Terrazzo Work By Region And State, 1997-2015 (dollars)
Table 5-12
Ceramic Tile's Share Of U.S. Hard Surface Flooring Manufacturer Sales And Per Capita Sales, 1987-2020 (square feet and percent)
Table 5-13
U.S. Retail Hard Surface Flooring Sales By Type Of Retailer, 1997-2015 (dollars): Floor Coverings Stores, Home Centers, Other Building Material Dealers, And Other Retailers
Table 5-14
U.S. Ceramic Tile Retail Sales By Type Of Retailer And Customer, 2014 (dollars): Specialty Floor Coverings Stores, Home Centers, Hard Surface Flooring Stores, And Other Retailers; Households, Builders And Contractors, And Commercial
Table 5-15
U.S. Sales And Locations For Eight Leading Ceramic Tile Retailers And Market Share, 2014 (number and dollars)
Table 5-16
Number Of U.S. Home Depot And Lowe’s Home Centers By State, 2014-2015 (number)
Table 5-17
Value Of U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Exports, 1987-2015 (dollars)
Table 5-18
U.S. Exports Of Glazed And Unglazed Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile By Type, 1997-2015 (square feet and number): Mosaic And Other Tile
Table 5-19
U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Exports For The Top Seven Countries Of Destination, 2007-2015 (dollars and square feet)
Table 5-20
Value Of U.S. Glass Mosaics And Related Decorative Product Exports For The Top Six Countries Of Destination, 2007-2015 (dollars)

SECTION 6
FACTORS DRIVING U.S. CERAMIC TILE DEMAND

Summary Of Major Findings
Residential Replacement Market
New Residential Construction Market
Commercial Markets
Table 6-1
U.S. Spending On Building Construction, 1987-2015 (dollars): Total Buildings, Residential Buildings, And Nonresidential Buildings
Table 6-2
Percent Of U.S. Households Purchasing A New Or Existing Housing Unit, 1992-2015 (number, percent, and dollars): Total Households, Total Housing Demand, Percent Households Purchasing, Interest Rates, And Average Value Per Existing Home Sold
Table 6-3
Total U.S. Housing Demand By Sector By Region, 2010-2015 (number): Existing Home Sales, New Housing Completions, And Mobile Home Placements
Table 6-4
New U.S. Privately Owned Housing Units Started And By Type Of Structure, 1980-2015 (number): Total Starts; In Structures With 1 Unit, 2 To 4 Units, And 5 Units Or More
Table 6-5
Monthly New Private U.S. Housing Units Authorized By 20,000 Building Permit Places By Region, 2014 And 2015 (number)
Table 6-6
New Privately Owned Housing Units Authorized By 20,000 Building Permit Places By Region And State, 2013-2015 (number)
Table 6-7
Number Of U.S. New Housing Units Completed And Square Feet Built, 1997-2015 (number): Single-Family Homes, Multi-Family Housing Units, And Manufactured Homes
Table 6-8
Average Value Per New Single-Family House Sold And Average Value Per Square Foot, 1992-2015 (dollars)
Table 6-9
New U.S. Single-Family Houses Sold By Sales Price, 1990-2015 (number): Under $150,000, $150,000 To $199,999, $200,000 To $299,999, $300,000 To $499,999, And $500,000 And Over
Table 6-10
Average Size Per New U.S. Housing Unit Completed By Type Of Unit And Region, 2000-2015 (square feet): Single-Family Homes, Multi-Family Units, And Mobile Homes
Table 6-11
U.S. Number Of Kitchens And Bathrooms In New U.S. Housing Units And Homeowner Remodeling Jobs, 2003-2015 (number)
Table 6-12
Number Of U.S. Homeowner Kitchen And Bathroom Jobs And By Type, 2003-2015 (number and percent): Percent Total Homeowners, Additions And Remodeling Projects, And Contractor And Do-It-Yourself Jobs
Table 6-13
Total Bathrooms In New U.S. Housing Units And By Type Of Unit And Region, 1995-2014 (number): Single-Family Homes, Multi-Family Buildings, And Mobile Homes
Table 6-14
New U.S. Privately Owned Single-Family Homes By Number Of Bathrooms And By Region, 1995-2014 (number and percent): 1 1/2 Bathrooms Or Less, 2 Bathrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, And 3 Bathrooms Or More
Table 6-15
New U.S. Housing Units In Multi-Family Buildings By Number Of Bathrooms And By Region, 1995-2014 (number and percent): 1 Bathroom, 1 1/2 Bathrooms, And 2 Bathrooms Or More
Table 6-16
U.S. Homes Closed By Eleven Leading Domestic Homebuilders, 2010-2015 (number)
Table 6-17
Number Of Homeowner Wall-To-Wall Carpet And Hard Surface Flooring Replacement Jobs, 2005-2015 (number and percent)
Table 6-18
U.S. Household Spending On Hard Surface Flooring And Installation By Demographic Characteristic, 2007-2013 (dollars): Household Income, Age Of Household Head, Size Of Household, And Region
Table 6-19
U.S. Homeowner Kitchen And Bathroom Jobs And Spending, 2011 And 2013 (number and dollars): Additions And Remodeling Jobs, Average Expenditures, And Total Expenditures; Professional Jobs And Do-It-Yourself Jobs
Table 6-20
Percent Of U.S. Homeowner Kitchen And Bathroom Jobs And Spending For Professional And Do-It-Yourself Jobs, 2011 And 2013 (percent): Remodeling Jobs And Additions
Table 6-21
Distribution Of U.S. Housing Units By Number Of Bathrooms, Total Number Of Residential Bathrooms, And Average Bathrooms Per Unit, 1995-2015 (number)
Table 6-22
U.S. Home Mortgage Interest Rates And Personal Income, 1982-2015 (percent and dollars)
Table 6-23
Distribution Of U.S. Households By Demographic Characteristic, 2008-2014 (percent): Household Income, Age Of Household Head, Household Size, Region, And Total Households
Table 6-24
Per Capita Income By Region And State, 2010-2014 (dollars)
Table 6-25
U.S. Spending On Nonresidential Building Construction Put In Place By Building Type, 2011-2015 (dollars): Lodging, Office, Commercial, Healthcare, Educational, Religious, Public Safety, Amusement And Recreation, And Manufacturing
Table 6-26
Value Of Private Nonresidential Building Construction Spending By Region, By Building Type, 2007-2014 (dollars): Lodging, Office, Commercial, Healthcare, Education, Religion, Amusement And Recreation, Manufacturing, And Total; Northeast, Midwest, South, And West
Table 6-27
Number Of U.S. Hotels And Motels, Number Of Guest Rooms, And Lodging Industry Construction Spending, 1992-2015 (number and dollars)

SECTION 7
COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT AND U.S. CERAMIC TILE PLANT PROFITABILITY

Competitive Environment
U.S. Ceramic Tile Plant Profit Margins
Table 7-1
U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Plant Operating Ratios And Profit Margins, 1987-2015 (percent): Payroll, Other Labor Costs, Material Costs, And Gross Profit Margin Percent Plant Shipments
Table 7-2
U.S. Producer Price Trends For Clay, Ceramic, And Refractory Minerals, 1987-2015 (index)
Table 7-3
U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Plant Labor Situation, 1987-2015 (number, dollars, and percent): Number Of Employees; Shipments Per Employee; Production Workers Percent Average Hourly Wages And Average Weekly Hours
Table 7-4
U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Plant Capital Expenditure Trends, 1992-2015 (dollars and percent): New Capital Expenditures And Percent Value Added
Table 7-5
Number Of U.S. Manufacturers By Product Type And Average Shipments Per Company, 2012 (number and dollars): Glazed Tile By Size, Mosaic Tile, And Unglazed Tile
Table 7-6
U.S. Market Share For Eleven Leading Ceramic Tile Manufacturers And Marketers, 2014 (percent)

SECTION 8
COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE: COMPANY PROFILES AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Sources, Methodology, And Objectives
Crossville Inc.
Ceramic Tile Products
Sales And Market Share
Del Conca USA, Inc.
U.S. Manufacturing And Distribution
Sales And Market Share
Eliane Ceramic Tile USA
Eliane Revestimentos Ceramicos
Eliane USA
Florida Tile, Inc.
Ceramic Tile Products
Sales And Market Share
Florim USA....
Ceramic Tile Products And Sales
Grupo Lamosa, S.A. de C.V.
Ceramic Tile Products And Manufacturing
U.S. Sales And Market Share
Gruppo Concorde S.P.A.
New Tennessee Plant
Internacional de Cerámica S.A. de C.V.
Mexican And United States Operations
Manufacturing And Distribution
Total Company Sales Trends
U.S. Sales And Market Share
Iris US
Ceramic Tile Manufacturing And Products
Mannington Mills, Inc.
Porcelain Tile And Sales
Mediterranea
Ceramic Tile Products
Mohawk Industries, Inc.
Ceramic Tile Products And Brands
Manufacturing And Distribution
Ceramic Tile Sales And Market Share
MS International, Inc.
Ceramic Tile Distribution And Products
Porcelanosa
Ceramic Tile Products And U.S. Sales
Roca Tile Group
Ceramic Tile Products
U.S. Sales And Market Share
Shaw Industries, Inc.
Ceramic Tile Products
StonePeak Ceramics, Inc.
Ceramic Tile Products And Distribution
Sales And Market Share
Vitromex USA
Ceramic Tile Products
Sales And Market Share

Abstract

ABSTRACT FOR THE CATALINA REPORT ON CERAMIC TILE
SUMMARY OF MAJOR FINDINGS

Growth of the $2.9 billion U.S. ceramic tile market has strengthened during 2015. Growth increased at sharper rates due to the continued recovery in the builder market and stronger gains in the commercial market. Stronger builder and commercial markets allowed ceramic tile to increase its importance in the U.S. floor coverings industry since the ceramic tile industry relies more heavily on these growing end-use markets than the overall floor coverings industry. Ceramic tile also gained share as products became more price competitive with other flooring products. Ceramic tile became more price competitive as sourcing shifted to low-cost producers in China and Mexico and U.S. manufacturers became more efficient. U.S.- and foreign-based manufacturers became more efficient by investing in new domestic plants and equipment. In addition, manufacturers invested in digital printing and other technologies to introduce new and innovative products. Meanwhile, the residential replacement market has remained sluggish due to the decline in existing home sales in 2014. However, existing home sales are expected to increase 8% to 9% during 2015, which could result in even sharper ceramic tile market growth in 2016.

CERAMIC TILE MARKET TRENDS

Catalina Research uncovered these trends in our 194-page report on the U.S. ceramic tile industry. Report sections cover the U.S. market in dollars and square feet. Catalina has calculated ceramic tile’s position in the U.S. floor coverings, hard surface flooring, and combined ceramic/stone/glass tile markets. Catalina also conducted a comparative analysis of ceramic and other flooring material prices.

SOURCE OF SUPPLY

Separate sections evaluate U.S. shipments and imports. Data is segmented by tile size and whether the tile is glazed or unglazed. Catalina also estimated the market for porcelain and ceramic tiles and floor and wall tiles. Import shipments are tracked by country of origin. As part of our analysis, Catalina calculated U.S. tile sales by country of origin. There is also an analysis of tile pricing by country source, as well as insurance, freight, and tariff costs faced by importers. In addition, Catalina reviewed the product strategies of the major competitors including the introduction of digitally-designed stone and wood looks, and investments in new U.S. production capacity.

END-USE MARKETS AND FACTORS AFFECTING DEMAND

Ceramic tile sales are provided for residential and nonresidential markets and for new construction and remodeling markets. End-use market trends are correlated with U.S. housing demand, homeowner hard surface replacement projects and kitchen and bathroom remodeling spending, characteristics of new homes, nonresidential construction spending, mortgage interest rates, and other economic indicators to uncover the factors driving demand and provide insights into the direction of domestic sales in 2016 and beyond.

DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS AND CONSUMER DEMOGRAPHICS

Ceramic tile distribution is analyzed by type of outlet. The specialty floor covering store, home center, and tile showroom channels are evaluated to indicate the shifts in retail sales channels. The market shares of the leading retailers are calculated as well. In addition, the tile contractor business is analyzed by type of building and by region and state. Catalina tracked household spending on hard surface flooring products by household income, age, size, and region; and kitchen and bath remodeling and addition projects.

WORLDS MARKETS AND U.S. EXPORTS

Catalina analyzed world output, and the tile market in major producing and consuming countries. The manufacturing base and domestic demand were reviewed for the Chinese, Brazilian, Indian, Italian, Spanish, Mexican, and other markets. Catalina also calculated global market shares for 26 leading manufacturers. U.S. exports are analyzed by product and major country of destination.

COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT AND PLANT PROFIT MARGINS

In addition, Catalina Research examined the cost structure and profitability of U.S. ceramic tile plants. Data trends are compiled for material, labor, and capital inputs. Catalina supplemented industry data with profiles and sales of 18 leading U.S.- and foreign-based manufactures. Catalina used this data to calculate leading manufacturer market shares. Company profiles cover product lines and new products, manufacturing and distribution, capital investments, and acquisitions. Executives are urged to review the growth- and profit-oriented strategies of leading worldwide ceramic tile manufactures and compare their company’s own performance to the industry averages.

Catalina Research provides in-depth market research on construction materials, building equipment, home furnishings, consumer products, industrial equipment, energy and infrastructure products and other industries. Each complete report or study section includes information on market size and growth, end-use markets, distribution channels, international trade, plant profitability, the competitive environment, and leading company strategies. Catalina Reports are used to evaluate a market's growth prospects and profitability, investigate target markets, gauge the potential of new products, and uncover acquisition candidates.