Reportlinker Adds Global Ceramic Tiles Industry

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NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Ceramic Tiles Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Ceramic Tiles in Millions of Square Feet. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for each region for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 164 companies including many key and niche players such as Boral Ltd., Canteras Cerro Negro SA, Cecrisa S.A, Ceramica Lima S.A., Ceramiche Atlas Concorde S.p.A., Ceramika Tubadzin II Sp. z o.o, Ceramicas Malpesa S.A., Cerypsa Ceramicas S.A., Cristal Ceramica S.A., Crossville, Inc., Eagle Brand Holdings Ltd., Eliane Revestimentos Ceramicos, Florida Tile Industries, Inc., Florim USA Inc., Gainey Ceramics Inc., Grupo Industrial Saltillo S.A. de C.V, Grespania SA, Grupo Uralita, Gruppo Ceramiche Ricchetti SpA, H & R Johnson Tiles Limited, Ilva S.A., Imerys SA, Internacional De Ceramica SA DE CV, Iris Ceramica SpA, Jordan Ceramic Industries Company Ltd., Kajaria Ceramics Ltd., Kaleseramik, Canakkale Kalebodur Seramik Sanayi A.S, Lamosa Revestimientos S.A. de C.V., Lira Keramika, LASSELSBERGER, a. s, Mohawk Industries, Malaysian Mosaics Berhad, Mannington Mills Inc., Marazzi Group S.p.A, Nitco Tiles Ltd., Pilkington Group Plc, Quiligotti Access Flooring, Portobello SA, Ras Al Khaimah (R.A.K.) Ceramics Co., Regency Ceramics Limited, Roca Sanitario, S.A., Sanex SA, Saudi Ceramic Company, Somany Ceramics Ltd., The Siam Cement Public Company Limited, and Villeroy & Boch AG. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

CERAMIC TILES MCP-1019

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Ceramic Tiles 3

Ceramic Tiles Classification 3

Glazed or Unglazed 3

Porous or Compact-Bodied 4

Pressed or Extruded 4

Types of Ceramic Tiles 4

Clinker Tiles 4

Terracotta Tiles 4

Cottoforte Tiles 4

Porcelain Tiles 4

Red Stoneware Tiles 5

Majolica 5

White Body Single-Fired and Monoporosa Tiles 5

Whitebody Earthenware Tiles 5

2. MARKET ANALYSIS 6

Current Scenario: A Review 6

Stone Tile: Imitating Nature 6

Technological Development 6

Outlook 7

Market Share Statistics: A Recent Past Perspective 7

Table 1: Worldwide Ceramic Tiles Market (2006): Percentage

Market Share Breakdown of Leading Manufacturers - Mohawk,

Interceramic, Florida Tile, American Marazzi, Crossville, and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 7

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 8

Raw Materials Overview 8

Ceramic Tiles Classification 8

Glazed or Unglazed 8

Porous or Compact-Bodied 8

Pressed or Extruded 8

Types of Ceramic Tiles 9

Clinker Tiles 9

Terracotta Tiles 9

Cottoforte Tiles 9

Porcelain Tiles 9

Red Stoneware Tiles 9

Majolica 10

White Body Single-Fired and Monoporosa Tiles 10

White body Earthenware Tiles 10

Ceramic Mosaic Tile 10

Quarry Tile 10

Paver Tile 10

Application Areas and Selection Factors 10

Different Categories of Ceramic Tiles 11

Technical Properties 11

Regularity Properties 11

Structural Properties 11

Mechanical Properties 11

Massive Mechanical Properties 11

Surface Mechanical Properties 12

Thermo-Hygrometric Properties 12

Chemical Properties 12

Safety Properties 12

Glossary of Ceramic Tile Terms 12

Tile Density and Moisture Absorption 12

Production Methods 13

Ceramic Tiles Production 13

Bicottura 13

Monocottura 14

Maintenance of Tiles 14

4. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS 15

RAK Ceramics Introduces Elegance Ceramics 15

Malwa Mirage Ceramics Launches Mirage Ceramics Tiles Range 15

British Ceramic Tile Rolls Out New Ceramic Tiles Ranges 15

Newtech to Introduce Keramagic printer System for Ceramic Tiles 16

Canakkale Seramik and Kalebodur Releases Latest Ceramic Tiles

Range 16

Daltile Rolls Out Innovative Product Ranges 17

Mannington Unveils New Ceramic Tiles Ranges 17

Pilkington's Presents Innovative Select Ceramic Wall Tile

Collection 18

Roca Ceramica Launches Prêt-à-Porter Ceramic Floor Tiles 18

Ilva Introduces ECO Land Series 18

Ilva Unveils "LANDSCAPES" Series 18

Pavit Ceramics to Introduce Novel Wall Tiles 19

MML Unveils 3 Ceramic Tiles Series 19

ATADesigns Introduces New Collection of Ceramic Tiles 19

Imagine Tile Launches Commercial Grade Ceramic Tile Metro 19

ANN SACKS Launches Impressions 19

ANN SACKS Unveils Koi Ceramic Tiles 19

United States Ceramic Tile Introduces Glazed Porcelain Tiles 20

United States Ceramic Tile Launches Special Color Wall Tiles 20

Metrix Stone & Tile Introduces Kerlite 20

Grupo Lamosa Introduces Firenze Tecnoarte 20

H & R Johnson Launches Big Format Tile 20

Pilkington's Tiles Group Introduces MURA 21

Bell Ceramics Launches New Floor and Wall Tiles 21

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 22

Mohawk Industries Enters into Joint Venture with Sanfi Ceramics 22

Malwa Mirage Impex Constructs New Production Plant 22

Lasselberger Establishes First Phase of Ceramic Tile Unit 22

Nitco to Expand in Retail Sector 22

WZ Holdings Purchases Majority Stake in Ceramica Antique 23

Elizabeth Constructs New Facility 23

Cersanit to Construct New Ceramic Tiles Facility 23

SU-155 Takes Over Brocenu Keramika 23

Tondach Hungary to Construct New Roof Tile Facility 23

Private Equity Funds of Concord International Investments

Acquires Minority Stake in Lecico Egypt 24

Private Investment Fund Purchases Entire Assets of

International Wholesale Tile 24

Upofloor Acquires Entire Shares of Laattamaailma 24

EBRD Purchases Equity Shares in Ukrainian Subsidiaries of

Cersanit and Barlinek 25

New Stream Capital Purchases Assets of International Wholesale

Tile 25

DURATEX Inks Agreement to Acquire CERAMICA MONTE CARLO 25

DURAVIT Constructs New Ceramic Production Factory 25

LASSELSBERGER to Shut Down Manufacturing Plant in Lugoj 25

Nitco Tiles to Expand Production Capacity 26

Elgin Butler Takes Over McIntyre Tile 26

Vitra Acquires Majority Stake in Villeroy & Boch 26

Uralita Takes Over Imerys' Portugal and Spain Ceramic Tiles

Business 26

Grupo Lamosa Acquires Porcelanite 26

Promethean Acquires Stake in Nitco Tiles 26

Cersanit Acquires Five Russian Ceramic Companies 27

Cersanit to Take Over Control of Dvarcioniu Keramika 27

Advent International Takes Over Bulgaria's Asparuh 27

Florida Tile Unveils New Porcelain Unit 27

Kajaria Expands its Manufacturing Facility 27

Style Stone Commences Construction in its New Vietnam Plant 27

CJSC to Set Up 6 New Production Lines 28

Ideser Seramik Sets Up New Manufacturing Plant 28

Sillica Ceramica to Set up Vitrified Ceramic Tiles Unit 28

Decolite to Manufacture ACPs 28

Nitco to Expand Production Capacity 28

Eternit to Explore Metallic Tiles Market 28

Opoczno Increases Stake in Dvarcioniu Keramika 28

Zorka Keramika to Increase Production Capacities 29

Tondach to Set Up New Plant 29

Kale Group to Construct Plant in Moscow 29

Kajaria Ceramics Plans to Set up Vitrified Tiles Production Plant 29

Shell and Pearl Ceramics to Construct New Plant 29

V&B Divests Majority Stake 29

Panariagroup Acquires Florida Tile Industry 29

Cersanit Acquires Stake in Opoczno 30

Euro Ceramics Sets Up Plant in Gujarat 30

Kajaria Ceramics Plans Expansion in South India 30

RAK Ceramics begins Production 30

Murudeshwar Ceramics Recommences Production 30

Interceramics Initiates Plant 9 in Chihuahua 30

H and R Johnson Establishes Greenfield Ceramic Tile Plant 30

Murudeshwar Ceramics Establishes Glazed Tiles Unit 31

Kajaria Ceramics Expands Capacity 31

Eczacibasi Group Takes Over German Tile Producer Engers 31

KIO Keramika Commences New Production Line 31

Mohawk Industries Acquires Unilin Holding NV 31

Egeria Acquires Majority Stake in Royal Mosa 31

Permira Funds and Private Equity Partners Funds Acquires One

Third Stake in Marazzi Group 31

Crossville Ceramics Changes Name to Crossville, Inc 32

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 33

Boral Ltd. (Australia) 33

Canteras Cerro Negro SA (Argentina) 33

Cecrisa S.A (Brazil) 33

Ceramica Lima S.A. (Peru) 33

Ceramiche Atlas Concorde S.p.A. (Italy) 33

Ceramika Tubadzin II Sp. z o.o (Poland) 34

Ceramicas Malpesa S.A. (Spain) 34

Cerypsa Ceramicas S.A. (Spain) 34

Cristal Ceramica S.A. (Spain) 34

Crossville, Inc. (USA) 35

Eagle Brand Holdings Ltd. (China) 35

Eliane Revestimentos Ceramicos (Brazil) 35

Florida Tile Industries, Inc. (USA) 35

Florim USA Inc. (USA) 36

Gainey Ceramics Inc. (USA) 36

Grupo Industrial Saltillo S.A. de C.V (Mexico) 36

Grespania SA (Spain) 36

Grupo Uralita (Spain) 36

Gruppo Ceramiche Ricchetti SpA (Italy) 37

H & R Johnson Tiles Limited (UK) 37

Ilva S.A. (Argentina) 37

Imerys SA (France) 38

Internacional De Ceramica SA DE CV (Mexico) 38

Iris Ceramica SpA (Italy) 39

Jordan Ceramic Industries Company Ltd. (Jordan) 39

Kajaria Ceramics Ltd. (India) 39

Kaleseramik, Canakkale Kalebodur Seramik Sanayi A.S (Turkey) 39

Lamosa Revestimientos S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) 40

Lira Keramika (Russia) 40

LASSELSBERGER, a. s (Czech Republic) 40

Mohawk Industries (USA) 40

Malaysian Mosaics Berhad (Malaysia) 40

Mannington Mills Inc. (USA) 41

Marazzi Group S.p.A. (Italy) 41

Nitco Tiles Ltd. (India) 41

Pilkington Group Plc (UK) 42

Quiligotti Access Flooring (UK) 42

Portobello SA (Brazil) 42

Ras Al Khaimah (R.A.K.) Ceramics Co. (UAE) 42

Regency Ceramics Limited (India) 43

Roca Sanitario, S.A. (Spain) 43

Sanex SA (Romania) 43

Saudi Ceramic Company (Saudi Arabia) 43

Somany Ceramics Ltd. (India) 44

The Siam Cement Public Company Limited (Thailand) 44

Villeroy & Boch AG (Germany) 44

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 45

Table 2: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ceramic Tiles by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin

America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in

Million Square Feet for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 45

Table 3: World Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 46

Table 4: World 11-Year Perspective for Ceramic Tiles by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East and Latin America Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 47

8. THE UNITED STATES 48

A.Market Analysis 48

Current and Future Analysis 48

Market Overview 48

Changing Face of the Market 49

Innovation Essential for Success 49

Porcelain Tiles Gain Demand in the US 49

Export-Import Market 49

Exports of Ceramic Tiles 50

Table 5: US Export of Ceramic Roofing Tiles (2005 & 2006):

Value Export in US$ Thousand for Leading Countries

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 50

Imports of Ceramic Tiles 51

Unit Imports 51

Table 6: US Import of Ceramic Tiles by Country (2007):

Percentage Unit Breakup for Italy, Mexico, Brazil, China,

Spain, and Other Countries (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 51

Table 7: US Import of Ceramic Tiles by Country (2005 &

2006): Unit Import in Million Sq. Ft. for Italy, Mexico,

Brazil, China, Spain, and Other Countries (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 51

Value Imports 52

Table 8: US Import of Ceramic Tiles by Country (2007):

Percentage Value Breakup for Italy, Spain, Mexico,

Brazil, China, and Other Countries (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 52

Table 9: US Import of Ceramic Tiles by Country (2005 &

2006): Value Import in US$ Million for Italy, Spain,

Mexico, Brazil, China, and Other Countries (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 52

Table 10: US Import of Ceramic Roofing Tiles (2005 &

2006): Value Import in US$ Thousand for Leading Countries

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 53

Ceramic Tiles Pricing 53

B.Market Analytics 54

Table 11: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square

Feet for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 54

Table 12: US Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market with

Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 54

9. CANADA 55

A.Market Analysis 55

Current and Future Analysis 55

Exports & Imports Scenario 55

Table 13: Canadian Export of Ceramic Roofing Tiles (2005 &

2006): Value Export in US$ Thousand for Leading Countries

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 55

Table 14: Canadian Import of Ceramic Roofing Tiles (2005 &

2006): Value Import in US$ Thousand for Leading Countries

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 56

B.Market Analytics 57

Table 15: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square

Feet for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 57

Table 16: Canadian Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market

with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 57

10. JAPAN 58

A.Market Analysis 58

Current and Future Analysis 58

B.Market Analytics 58

Table 17: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square

Feet for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 58

Table 18: Japanese Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market

with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 59

11. EUROPE 60

A.Market Analysis 60

Current and Future Analysis 60

European Floor and Wall Covering Market Snapshots 60

Fashion Trends in Europe 60

Key Players Capitalize on Product Expertise 60

Import-Export Market in Europe 61

B.Market Analytics 61

Table 19: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ceramic Tiles by Geographic Region - France, Germany,

Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Square

Feet for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 61

Table 20: European Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles by

Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,

Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 62

Table 21: European 11-Year Perspective for Ceramic Tiles by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for

France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe

Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 63

11a. FRANCE 64

A.Market Analysis 64

Current and Future Analysis 64

B.Market Analytics 64

Table 22: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square

Feet for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 64

Table 23: French Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market

with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 65

11b. GERMANY 66

A.Market Analysis 66

Current and Future Analysis 66

German Ceramic Tiles Market Making a Move 66

Ceramic Tile Industry in the Recent Past 66

Slump in Construction Activity in the Late 90s 66

B.Market Analytics 67

Table 24: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square

Feet for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 67

Table 25: German Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market

with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 67

11c. ITALY 68

A.Market Analysis 68

Current and Future Analysis 68

Italian Ceramic Tiles Market: An Overview 68

Italian Tile Market 68

Italian Exports to the US 68

Italian Tile Machine Producers Flee to Foreign Markets 68

Italian Vitrified Stoneware Market: An Overview 69

Design and Quality 69

Environmental Safeguard 69

B.Market Analytics 70

Table 26: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square

Feet for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 70

Table 27: Italian Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market

with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 70

11d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 71

A.Market Analysis 71

Current and Future Analysis 71

Recession Impacted Housing Market Causes Decline in Demand

for Ceramic Tiles 71

A Surging Contract Ceramic Tiles Market 71

The March Ahead 72

B.Market Analytics 72

Table 28: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square

Feet for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 72

Table 29: UK Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market with

Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 73

11e. SPAIN 74

A.Market Analysis 74

Current and Future Analysis 74

Structure of Spain's Ceramic Tiles Industry 74

Trends in Spanish Tile Market 74

Spanish tile Market Growing 74

Technological Advances 74

B.Market Analytics 75

Table 30: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square

Feet for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 75

Table 31: Spanish Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market

with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 76

11f. RUSSIA 77

A.Market Analysis 77

Current and Future Analysis 77

B.Market Analytics 77

Table 32: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square

Feet for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 77

Table 33: Russian Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market

with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 78

11g. REST OF EUROPE 79

A.Market Analysis 79

Current and Future Analysis 79

Central and Eastern Europe Market 79

B.Market Analytics 79

Table 34: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in

Million Square Feet for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 79

Table 35: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles

Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 80

12. ASIA-PACIFIC 81

A.Market Analysis 81

Current and Future Analysis 81

B.Market Analytics 81

Table 36: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Ceramic Tiles by Geographic Region - China,

India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 81

Table 37: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles by

Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million

Square Feet for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 82

Table 38: Asia-Pacific 11-Year Perspective for Ceramic Tiles

by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales

for China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 83

12a. CHINA 84

A.Market Analysis 84

Current and Future Analysis 84

Construction Industry in China 84

The Ceramic Industry 84

Ceramic Tile Industry 84

Innovation to Lead the Chinese Tile Industry 85

China Tops in Tile Production 85

Demand for Ceramic Tiles Increases in China 85

B.Market Analytics 86

Table 39: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square

Feet for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 86

Table 40: Chinese Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market

with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 86

12b. INDIA 87

A.Market Analysis 87

Current and Future Analysis 87

Ceramic Tiles Industry 87

Growth Factors 87

Outlook and Opportunities 88

Risks and Threats 89

Market Scenario 89

Indian Vitrified Tiles Market on a Growing Spree 90

Indian Ceramic tiles Market Growing 90

Unorganized Sector - A Potential Threat 90

Key Requirements for Growth 91

Dumping Clamps Domestic Manufacturer's Profits 91

B.Market Analytics 91

Table 41: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square

Feet for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 91

Table 42: Indian Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market

with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 92

12c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC 93

A.Market Analysis 93

Current and Future Analysis 93

Vietnam 93

Tile Production Gains Momentum from Booming Construction

Industry 93

Ceramics Manufacturers Plan Production Increase 93

Ceramic Tiles Market in Vietnam 93

Indonesia 94

Indonesian Ceramics Industry 94

Indonesian Ceramic Tiles Market: Leading Manufacturers,

Their Location and Brand 94

Imports of Raw Materials 94

B.Market Analytics 95

Table 43: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in

Million Square Feet for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 95

Table 44: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Ceramic

Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 95

13. MIDDLE EAST 96

A.Market Analysis 96

Current and Future Analysis 96

Ceramic Tile Production in Egypt 96

Ceramic Tile Industry Witnesses Robust Growth in the UAE 96

B.Market Analytics 97

Table 45: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square

Feet for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 97

Table 46: Middle East Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles

Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 97

14. LATIN AMERICA 98

A.Market Analysis 98

Current and Future Analysis 98

B.Market Analytics 98

Table 47: Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Ceramic Tiles by Geographic Region - Brazil and

Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 98

Table 48: Latin America Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles by

Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Square

Feet for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 99

Table 49: Latin America 11-Year Perspective for Ceramic

Tiles by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit

Sales for Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets for Years

2005, 2010 & 2015 99

14a. BRAZIL 100

A.Market Analysis 100

Current and Future Analysis 100

B.Market Analytics 100

Table 50: Brazilian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square

Feet for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 100

Table 51: Brazilian Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market

with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 101

14b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA 102

A.Market Analysis 102

Current and Future Analysis 102

B.Market Analytics 102

Table 52: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current &

Future Analysis for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales

in Million Square Feet for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 102

Table 53: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for Ceramic

Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 103

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 164 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 173)

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Region/Country Players

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The United States 21

Japan 1

Europe 94

France 5

Germany 3

The United Kingdom 16

Italy 25

Spain 12

Rest of Europe 33

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 35

Latin America 12

Middle-East 6

Africa 4

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