Flat Glass Industry: Challenges and Opportunities
May 16, 2022
The flat glass industry is forecast to grow significantly in the next few years, driven by rising demand from the construction and automotive sectors.
Ceramic Tile Industry Market Trends and Forecast to 2030
May 14, 2022
The ceramic tile market is a $4 billion industry that employs over 30,000 people in the United States. The majority of ceramic tile production takes place in Europe and Asia, with China being the largest producer.
Cement Industry Outlook 2022-2030
May 14, 2022
The cement industry is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.4% during the 2022-2030 period, driven by increasing construction activity and rapid urbanization in developing countries.
U.S. Lime Market Rebounds to $2.8B with Rising Production
Apr 22, 2022
After two years of decline, the U.S. lime market expanded to $2.8B due to rising domestic production in 2021.
Thailand Takes Lead in Cellulose Fibrecement Sheet Exports, Boosting Supplies Fivefold in Decade
Feb 14, 2022
In 2020, cellulose fibrecement sheet exports from Thailand skyrocketed to to $168M. Rapidly expanding supplies during the past decade, Thailand became the world's largest exporter of cellulose fibre-cement sheets.
U.S. Cement Imports Rise 30% to $1.4B
Feb 7, 2022
The U.S. sharply increased cement imports by 30% y/y to $1.4B in 2021. In physical terms, supplies grew by 28% y/y to 20M tonnes. Canada, Turkey, and Mexico remain the major cement providers to the U.S.
Global Ceramic Sanitary Ware Trade Accelerates with U.S. Imports Surpassing Record $1.7B
Feb 2, 2022
Trade in the global ceramic sanitary ware market is gaining momentum. U.S. imports surpassed a record $1.7B last year, while India emerged as the fastest-growing buyer in the past decade.
U.S. Glass Bottle Market: Growing Demand and Short Supply are Driving Recycling
Dec 24, 2021
The U.S. glass bottle market is running into a supply shortage caused by high demand for alcohol, raw materials being reallocated to produce vaccine vials and supply-chain disruptions arising from the shipping-container crisis. Confronted with a labour shortage, the high demand for glass could incentivize developments in recycling where there is substantial potential for growth because currently, only 31% of glass bottles in the U.S. are recycled.
China Ramped Up Safety Glass Exports Threefold in Past Decade
Nov 18, 2021
China boosted safety glass supplies abroad nearly threefold in the past decade, from $1.3B to $3.0B, topping the global exporter ranking. With an average annual growth rate of +8.5% over the last decade, China emerges as the fastest-growing supplier. Germany held the leading position in global exports until 2010, but now, it remains the largest safety glass importer, along with the U.S. and Vietnam. In 2020, the global safety glass trade reduced by -6% y-o-y to 366M square meters, and China’s supplies accounted for 58% of that volume. In value terms, global trade fell to $9.5B last year, dropping by -10% y-o-y.
European Mineral Wool Imports Fall Owing to Declining Purchases in France and Italy
Aug 23, 2021
In 2020, European mineral wool imports dropped by -6.5% y-o-y to 1.3M tonnes. In value terms, they declined to $1.3B. France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Romania, the Czech Republic and Belgium account for 74% of the total import volume in the EU. Last year, France, Germany and Italy saw a reduction in the volume of purchases from abroad. In 2020, the mineral wool import price in Europe remained relatively unchanged compared to the figures of the previous year.
Asian Construction Boom Set to Secure Stable Cement Market Growth
May 20, 2021
Consistent demand from the construction sector maneuvered the global cement market through the pandemic and promoted its further expansion. The robust growth currently being seen in the Asian residential ans infrastructural sector is set to become a key market driver in the near term.
The Permanent Magnet Market to Expect Significant Growth Thanks to the Electric Vehicle Industry
Mar 31, 2021
With the development of the electric car and electronic technology industry, the demand for permanent magnets is showing significant growth. China, thanks to government subsidies, continues to maintain low market prices for permanent magnets and dominate the export market.