Economics by Tile International
Russia enters the world top 30 countries, spearheaded by its building industry
The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Rating 2020, which was released in late October 2019, has ranked Russia at 28th place out of 190 countries.
World sanitaryware imports and exports
Acimac Research Dept. updates the yearly analysis of the world ceramic sanitaryware imports/exports flows. In 2018 sanitaryware exports continued to rise with 9.4% growth on 2017, marking a positive trend in all geographical areas of production.
MosBuild 2020: an insight into the Russian ceramics market
Yakov Syromyatnikov, MosBuild Event Director, shares his plans for next year’s show.
Terratinta Group acquires Micro
With the acquisition of Micro, a specialist producer of technical porcelain mosaic, the group now owns four brands along with Terratinta Ceramiche, Ceramica Magica and Sartoria
The top Italian tile producers
The magazine Tile Italia has published the rankings of the largest Italian ceramic tile manufacturers updated to 31/12/2018.
Mittel acquires Galassia Group and Disegno Ceramica in the sanitaryware sector
Following the acquisition of Ceramica Cielo in 2017, Mittel continues its growth in the designer bathroom furnishing sector to create a more than 65-million-euro hub in the Civita Castellana cluster.
La piastrella italiana frena nel 2018
La produzione di piastrelle si ferma a 415 milioni mq (-1,6%), il fatturato del settore perde il 3% scendendo a 5,4 miliardi di euro. Elevatissimi gli investimenti tecnologici, ancora oltre i 500 milioni di euro.
Madrid to attract 10 billion euros of investments in real-estate and urban development projects
Major real-estate and urban development projects will upgrade the city’s image over the next few years.
Mohawk Industries posts record-breaking results
Total net sales grew by 5.9% to $9.5 billion. Sales of the Global Ceramics Division grew to $3.405 billion in 2017 (+7%), equivalent to 36% of the group’s net sales.
Laminam China set up as joint venture
As part of its focus on China, Laminam has signed a new joint venture agreement with Fhr Resources and won major orders in Beijing.
Panariagroup, per sviluppare il settore delle grandi opere e dei progetti architettonici, ha avviato la nuova divisione Contract&Key-Account.
U.S ceramic tile consumption marks a new record
The US ceramic tile demand reached 283 million sq.m in 2017, the highest value since 2006, boosting both the domestic production and imports.