Tag: Economy and markets
U.S. residential construction showed good health in 2019
Total new home starts grew by 3.2%, while new single-family home sales were at their highest level in twelve years: +10.3%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pamesa Group posts 26% turnover growth in 2017
The Spanish group led by Fernando Roig posted sales of 584 million euros in 2017 (120 million euros more than in 2016) and aims to reach 630 million euros in 2018.
The evolution of the Spanish ceramic tile industry
Continua il trend positivo di crescita dell’industria spagnola delle piastrelle, che si conferma uno dei top player a livello mondiale del settore
84th EUROCONSTRUCT Conference
Construction volume in the Euroconstruct area is expected to grow by 3.5% in 2017.
Arup report: Organic waste could provide the building materials of the future
Cities could tackle the global problem of rising levels of waste and depleted resources by using organic waste, such as bananas, potatoes and maize as building materials, Arup predicts