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  February 24th, 2022 | Written by

Global Ceramic Sanitary Ware Trade Accelerates with U.S. Imports Surpassing Record $1.7B

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IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘World – Ceramic Sinks, Baths, Water Closet Pans And Similar Sanitary Fixtures – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights‘. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

Trade in the global ceramic sanitary ware market is gaining momentum. U.S. imports surpassed a record $1.7B last year, while India emerged as the fastest-growing buyer in the past decade.

In 2021, trade value on the global ceramic sanitary ware market totalled $7.8B. The U.S., the largest sanitary ware importer, purchased abroad ceramic products worth a record $1.7B, which was 3.2% more than a year earlier. Germany, ranking second, recorded an import value of $556M, a 5.6%-increase against 2020. The third-largest buyer worldwide, France also expanded purchases by 3.7% y/y to $409M.

The American housing boom shows signs of calming down; therefore, the demand for ceramic sinks, baths, water closet pans and similar sanitary fixtures in the U.S. is forecast to decelerate in several years. By contrast, in the EU, ceramic sanitary ware imports are expected to rise due to intensifying construction activity driven by renovation programs.

India became the fastest-growing importer of ceramic sanitary ware from 2007 to 2021. During that period, supplies to India rose from $21.4M to $123M. India’s sanitary ware imports should stay at the current level thanks to continuing the ‘Housing for all by 2022’ program.

Top Largest Exporters of Ceramic Sanitary Ware Worldwide

China was the leading exporting country with a volume of around 72M units, which recorded 41% of total exports. Mexico (11M units) held the second position in the ranking, followed by Thailand (8.3M units). All these countries together held near 11% share of total exports.

In value terms, China ($2.7B) remains the largest ceramic sanitary ware supplier worldwide, comprising 37% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($563M), with a 7.9% share of total supplies. It was followed by Mexico, with a 5.5% share.

Source: IndexBox Platform