The Ceramic Tile and Pipe Manufacturing industry is a small player in the global tile market and is one of the smallest of the Australian building product manufacturing industries. Industry revenue currently total about $85 million, up by 3.0% on 2011-12, but representing a dramatic slump by an annualised 5.9% over the five years through 2012-13. Industry sales have been affected by adverse trends in the housing and commercial building markets, the deterioration in competitiveness against low-cost imports and the substitution of non-ceramic building materials (e.g. concrete roof tiles).
Companies in this industry manufacture ceramic tiles (including vitreous china or porcelain tiles), ceramic pipes or other ceramic construction goods (except vitreous china or porcelain).
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.