Ceramic Sanitary Fixture Market - China's Exports of Sanitary Ceramic Fittings Surged by 61% to $3.2B in 2014

Porcelain And Ceramic Products July 28, 2015
Author: Svetlana Sitkova
Head of Industrial Research Department

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With a resounding 2014, China dominates on the global ceramic sanitary fixture market. China exported 1.3 million tonnes of sanitary ceramic fittings in 2014, totaling 3.2 USD, 61% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner was the U.S., where it supplied 15.1% of its total sanitary ceramic fittings exports in value terms, accounting for 46.7% of the U.S.'s total imports.

From 2007 to 2014, China was a net exporter of sanitary ceramic fittings. In this period, exports consistently exceeded imports in value terms. The difference in physical terms was even more pronounced.

Mexico and Germany were among the other main global suppliers of sanitary ceramic fittings in 2014. The fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were China (+23.4% per year) and Mexico (+2.7% per year).

In 2014, China's top 5 trading partners were the U.S., Iran, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Korea, with a combined 42.6% share of China's sanitary ceramic fittings exports. The share of Iran increased significantly (+9.6 percentage points), while the share of the U.S. dropped dramatically (-16.5 percentage points).

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