From toilet bowls and plumbing components to ornamental pottery and fine china crockery, the industry covers the full range of ceramic products commonly used in homes and workplaces. Domestic demand for ceramic sanitary ware and other ceramic products manufactured is expected to total $665 million in 2012-13. This is estimated to have declined by an annualised 0.2% over the past five years, corresponding with adverse trends in the downstream housing and commercial building markets, which are the key sources of demand for the industry's ceramic bathroom and kitchen products.
Companies in the industry manufacture ceramic kitchenware, sanitary ware and tableware, and non-refractory type ceramic containers and goods.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.