Ceramics: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020
- Key Topics
- Building Industry
- Low Iron Glass
- Solar Glass
- roof tiles
- floor tiles
- Sanitary Pottery
- Ceramic Insulation
- Glass bottles
- Cement for Roads
- Refactory clay bricks
- Sanitaryware Luxurious Equipment
- Sanitaryware Easy care
- Sanitaryware Easy to Install
- Economics Of Flat Glass
- Ceramic Ttiles
- Tile Format
- Tile Color
- Tile Decoration
- Glass Markets
- Annealed Glass
- Toughened Glass
- Laminated Glass
- Coated Glass
- Mirrored Glass
- Patterned Glass
- Extra-Clear Glass
- Flat Glass Products for the Construction Sector
- Sheer size of total industry, Markets Reach $502.8 Billion By 2020
- Markets tied to building industry
- Interesting ceramics technology in new materials, nanotechnology ceramics provide very high growth market segments
- Nanotechnology improves considerably the ceramics' surface for a soil-resisting effect
- Ceramics is best building material, glass increasingly used in commercial buildings
- Tile for floor and walls provides artistic effect in buildings
- High cost of energy an issue
- Logistics an issue
- Labor costs resistant to automation
LEXINGTON, Massachusetts (August 18, 2014) – WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Ceramics: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020. The 2014 study has 575 pages, 177 tables and figures. The vendors in the ceramics industry have to invest in high-quality production processes, logistics systems that guarantee fast delivery, and the development of innovative products in order to keep market share.
Worldwide ceramics markets are increasingly diversified, poised to represent significant size as every segment continues to grow. Ceramics covers a broad range of sectors within the building industry. Ceramics sub-sectors are being impacted by the need for the availability of raw materials and the high costs of energy. As solar energy becomes available, competitive, and affordable by 2016, this is set to create vast market shifts in the ceramics markets.
The cost structures of energy-intensive ceramics producers are impacted by increasing fuel prices. The ceramics manufacturing process needs efficient energy. High energy costs for manufacturing is changing markets, hindering the competitiveness of ceramics producers without access to cheap fuels. The price of energy has risen. Ceramics sectors substantially mirror the change in the price of crude oil. Energy costs account for a measurable share of operating costs.
Ceramic segments include roof tiles, floor tiles, bricks, sanitary pottery, ceramic insulation, glass, cement, and refactory clay bricks. There are many different types of ceramic tiles including refractory tiles, technical tiles, ornamental tiles, roofing tiles, and tiles made into stands.
The ceramics sector is faced with a number of competitiveness challenges, many of which have been fueled by globalization. Increased environmental regulation continues to be an issue. The increase in the number of comparative low-cost ceramics products being imported from emerging economies is a sign that in some sectors, particularly in the ceramic tableware sub-sector, the local competitive advantage on the basis of cost is diminishing.
Major global players are emerging in many ceramics subsectors, especially in wall and floor tile manufacturing.
A key competitiveness factor for the ceramics sector is increased environmental regulation and control. The relatively high energy-intensity of ceramics production, brought about by the need to heat kilns up to 2000°C, makes the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions challenging.
The technologies and techniques used in ceramics production to minimize energy use by kilns are already advanced. Major short-term future increases in efficiency are unlikely.
According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the WinterGreen Research team that prepared the study, “The effects of globalization on the ceramics industry include potential economic benefit for market participants who are able to expand globally. Globalization of the ceramics sector has encouraged specialization in many markets. Within the EU, vendors have become world leaders in producing value added ceramics products, many of which are manufactured by flexible and innovative SMEs.
Globalization opportunities have encouraged firms to extend their activities to an international arena. A systematic review through the framework profile of the ceramics sector was undertaken, covering the regulatory conditions, the framework conditions, and the conditions. The review was based on a literature survey and interviews with market participants and users.”
Consideration of ceramics market forecasts indicates that markets at $296.2 billion will reach $502.8 billion by 2020. Growth comes as every industry achieves efficiency in manufacturing process and renewable energy efficiency. The vendors in the ceramics industry have to invest in high-quality production processes, logistics systems that guarantee fast delivery and the development of innovative products in order to keep market share.
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- ABK Group
- Anchor Glass
- Asahi Glass
- 3M / Ceradyne
- China Glass
- Concorde Group
- Guangfeng Solar Glass (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.
- FLABEG Holding GmbH Guardian Industries
- Kronos Worldwide
- Lixil / American Standard
- Mohawk Industries
- Nippon Sheet Glass Co Ltd
- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
- CARBO Ceramics
- Casalgrande Padana
- Ceramiche Caesar
- Ceramiche Sant’agostino
- Atlas Concorde and Caesar
- Coop. Ceramica imola group
- Dong Xu Ltd
- Dora Tiles
- Emilceramica Group 2
- Faetano-Del Conca Group 4
- Fatih Ozceleb Group
- Fiandre Group - Iris
- Fincibec Group
- Finfloor Group
- FLABEG Technical Glass / Naugatuck Glass
- Fuyao Glass Industry Group Parent Company
- Fu Yao Solar Glass
- Gardenia-Orchidea Group
- Gold Art Ceramica Group
- Glass for Europe
- Guangdong Golden Glass Technologies Ltd
- Guangfeng Solarglass (Hong Kong)
- HUPC Chemical
- Industrial Nanotech Inc
- Industrie Ceramiche Piemme
- Minsen Sanitaryware
- NSG Group
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Photonics / Hoya Candeo Optronics
- Ricchetti Group
- Ricchetti Group / Cerdisa
- Serenissima cir ind. Ceramiche group
- Shandong Glass Group Jinjing Group Co Ltd
- Suzhou Juxing Glass Industrial
- WWRD United Kingdom Ltd
This is the 608th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary databases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.
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WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.
About the Principal Author
Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing strategies, Internet software, a study of Push to Talk Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, Business Process Management, Servers, Blades, the Mainframe as a Green Machine, and Application Server markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.