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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 26

In 2016, the amount of roofing imported worldwide totaled 4M tonnes, surging by 6% against the previous year figure. Overall, roofing imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016, when import increased by 6% year-to-year. Global roofing import peaked of 4.1M tonnes in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength. In value terms, roofing imports amounted to $688M in 2016. In general, roofing imports continue to indicate a mild downturn. Global roofing import peaked of $878M in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 19

In 2016, approx. 14M tonnes of brick were imported worldwide; going up by 5% against the previous year figure. Overall, brick imports continue to indicate a mild shrinkage. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2015, when import increased by 9% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global brick imports reached its maximum volume of 16M tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 17

In 2016, the amount of ceramic tile imported worldwide amounted to 21M tonnes, standing approx. at the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.2% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed over the period under review. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when imports increased by 9% from the previous year level.

 
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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 21

In 2016, the global roofing exports amounted to 2.9M tonnes, approximately mirroring the previous year figure. Overall, roofing exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015, when export increased by 7% from the previous year level.

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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 20

In 2016, approx. 7.4M tonnes of brick were exported worldwide; moving up by 12% against the previous year level.

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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 16

In 2016, the amount of ceramic tile exported worldwide stood at 11M tonnes, falling by -8.2% against the previous year level.

 
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Blog, Kirill Bezverhi, November 03, 2017 385

To what extent will the ceramic and porcelain tile market expand in 2016? What factors are set to determine the future of the market? How do consumer taste preferences differ between Russia and Europe? Igor Chernyshev, Director of Sales and Marketing at Vitra Tiles talked about this and much more in an exclusive interview with IndexBox.

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Blog, Alexander Romanenko, July 26, 2015 343

Italy took the second spot in the global ceramic tiles, flags and paving trade. In 2014, Italy exported 5.3 million tonnes of ceramic tiles, flags and paving totaling 4.6 billion USD, 6% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner was France, where it supplied 18.6% of its total ceramic tiles, flags and paving exports in value terms, accounting for 73.9% of France's total imports.

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Blog, Svetlana Sitkova, July 22, 2015 399

Germany dominates in the global clay tiles and roofing trade. In 2014, Germany exported 587 thousand tonnes of clay tiles and roofing totaling 188 million USD, 3% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner was Poland, where it supplied 32.8% of its total clay tiles and roofing exports in value terms, accounting for 87.5% of Poland's total imports.

 
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Blog, Olga Minchina, July 20, 2015 405

Belgium has seized control of the clay building brick market. In 2014, Belgium exported 939 thousand tonnes of clay building bricks totaling 133 million USD, 20% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner was the United Kingdom, where it supplied 44.2% of its total clay building brick exports in value terms, accounting for 46.1% of the United Kingdom's total imports.