Economics by Tile International
Italcer acquires Florence-based company Devon&Devon
By the end of 2018, Italcer aims at a greater expansion of its brands’ portfolio, landing in the US with a 4.0 industry and realizing other significant acquisitions.
The European housing market begins to recover
According to the European Outlook 2018, presented in Milan by "Scenari Immobiliari", after ten years of crisis, the European real estate markets are finally beginning to recover.
Trends in world building
In 2016 global construction investments reached a value of around 8 trillion euros. Read the interesting analysis by Francesco Doria, head of Mapei Research Department.
The Spanish ceramic tile industry grows by 7%
In 2016 the turnover of the Spanish ceramic tile industry grew by 7% to 3.3 billion euros while the tile production reached 492 million sq.m (+12%).
USA: 2016 Ceramic Tile Market Update
Strengthened by steady growth in the housing and construction markets, the U.S. economy continued to expand in 2016, helping lift the U.S. ceramic tile market to a seventh straight year of growth.
Litokol acquires a 21% share in Estima Keramika
Last December, the historic Italian adhesives manufacturer Litokol acquired a 21% stake in Estima, the largest Russian porcelain tile manufacturer.
Marazzi acquires Italian tile producer Emilceramica
The agreement for the acquisition of the historic Fiorano Modenese-based ceramic company was signed on 20 January and will be finalised following approval from the Antitrust Authorities.
Tax concessions in the Italian building sector grew by 24% in the first seven months of 2016
For 2016 as a whole CRESME estimates total investments (including VAT) of 29.2 billion euros and 1.7 million applications.
Wienerberger reports growth in net profits
Wienerberger Group remained on track throughout the first nine months of 2016.
Panariagroup posts double-figure growth
The Italian ceramic group has closed the third quarter of 2016 with a further sharp rise in net revenues, margins and consolidated net profits.
Budget for Expo 2020 Dubai site to exceed USD 8 billion
Executive Director of the Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, Najeeb Al-Ali, presented Expo 2020, the first mega event in the Middle East at The Big 5 2016
Ceramica Fondovalle focuses on large-format panels
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