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In 2021, the global ceramic sanitary ware trade volume will reach a record high of 7.8 billion US dollars

Posted on October 10 2022

In 2021, the total global trade in ceramic sanitary ware will reach a record high of US$7.8 billion. The United States, the world's largest importer of sanitary ware, hit a record high of $1.7 billion, up 3.2 percent year-on-year. Germany, the second-ranked country, imported 556 million US dollars, an increase of 5.6% year-on-year. France, the world's third-largest importer, rose 3.7 percent year-on-year to $409 million.

The U.S. housing boom is flattening, and U.S. demand for ceramic sanitary ware is expected to decline over the next few years. By contrast, in the EU, imports of ceramic sanitary ware are expected to rise due to intensified construction activity driven by renovation projects.

From 2007 to 2021, India became the fastest growing importer of ceramic sanitary ware. During this period, supplies to India rose from $21.4 million to $123 million. Imports of sanitary ware in India will remain at current levels due to the proposed extension of the urban part of the "Housing for All" plan to 2024.

It is still the world's largest exporter, with an export volume of about 72 million pieces, accounting for 41% of the world's total export volume. Mexico exported 11 million pieces, ranking second, followed by Thailand with 8.3 million pieces. The top three exporters accounted for nearly 11% of total exports.

In terms of export value, $2.7 billion ranks first, accounting for 37% of global exports. Second place was Germany with $563 million, or 7.9%. It was followed by Mexico at 5.5%.