High Growth Forecasted for the World Ceramic Tiles Market

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    World Ceramic Tiles Market

    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Ceramic Tiles in Millions
of Square Feet. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for
the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin
America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of
2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for
these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 168
companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Boral
Ltd, CRH Plc, Cecrisa S.A., Ceramica Lima S.A., Ceramiche Atlas Concorde,
Ceramika Tubadzin II Sp. z o.o, Ceramicas Malpesa S.A., Cerypsa Ceramicas
S.A., Chlumcanske Keramicke Zavodylocal, Cristal Ceramica S.A.,
Crossville, Inc., Dal-Tile International / Mohawk Industries Inc., Eagle
Brand Holdings Ltd., Eliane Revestimentos Ceramicos, Florida Tile
Industries, Inc., Florim USA Inc., Gainey Ceramics Inc., Grupo Industrial
Saltillo S.A. de C.V, Grespania SA, Grupo Uralita, Gruppo Ceramiche
Ricchetti SpA, H & R Johnson Tiles Limited, Ilva S.A., Imerys SA,
Internacional De Ceramica SA DE CV, Iris Ceramica SpA, Jordan Ceramic
Industries Company Ltd., Kajaria Ceramics Ltd, Kaleseramik Canakkale
Seramik Fabrikalari A.S., Lamosa Revestimientos, Lira Keramika, Malaysian
Mosaics Berhad, Mannington Mills Inc., Marazzi Group S.p.A., Modena
Pacific Ltd, Maristela SA, Nitco Tiles Ltd., Pilkington Group Plc,
Portobello SA, Quiligotti Access Flooring, Ras Al Khaimah (R.A.K.)
Ceramics Co., Regency Ceramics Limited, Roca Sanitario, S.A., SPL Ltd.,
Sanex SA, Saudi Ceramic Company, Sun Earth Ceramics Ltd., The Siam Cement
Group, Toto Ltd., Trio Industries Pvt. Ltd., and Villeroy & Boch AG.
Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary
research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and
reported select online sources.

    I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

    Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

    Disclaimers I-2

    Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

    Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

    Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

    Ceramic Tiles I-3

    Ceramic Tiles Classification I-3

    Glazed or Unglazed I-3

    Porous or Compact-Bodied I-3

    Pressed or Extruded I-4

    Types of Ceramic Tiles I-4

    Clinker Tiles I-4

    Terracotta Tiles I-4

    Cottoforte Tiles I-4

    Porcelain Tiles I-4

    Red Stoneware Tiles I-4

    Majolica I-5

    White Body Single-Fired and Monoporosa Tiles I-5

    Whitebody Earthernware Tiles I-5

    II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    1. Market Analysis II-1

    Current and Future Analysis II-1

    Historic Review II-1

    2. Product Overview II-2

    Raw Materials Overview II-2

    Ceramic Tiles Classification II-2

    Glazed or Unglazed II-2

    Porous or Compact-Bodied II-2

    Pressed or Extruded II-2

    Types of Ceramic Tiles II-2

    Clinker Tiles II-2

    Terracotta Tiles II-3

    Cottoforte Tiles II-3

    Porcelain Tiles II-3

    Red Stoneware Tiles II-3

    Majolica II-3

    White Body Single-Fired and Monoporosa Tiles II-3

    White body Earthernware Tiles II-4

    Ceramic Mosaic Tile II-4

    Quarry Tile II-4

    Paver Tile II-4

    Application Areas and Selection Factors II-4

    Different Categories of Ceramic Tiles II-4

    Technical Properties II-5

    Regularity Properties II-5

    Structural Properties II-5

    Mechanical Properties II-5

    Massive Mechanical Properties II-5

    Surface Mechanical Properties II-5

    Thermo-Hygrometric Properties II-5

    Chemical Properties II-5

    Safety Properties II-5

    Glossary of Ceramic Tile Terms II-6

    Tile Density and Moisture Absorption II-6

    Production Methods II-7

    Ceramic Tiles Production II-7

    Bicottura II-7

    Monocottura II-7

    Maintenance of Tiles II-7

    3. Trends & Issues II-8

    Stone Tile: Imitating Nature II-8

    Technological Development II-8

    4. Recent Industry Activity II-9

    Kale Group to Construct Plant in Moscow II-9

    Kajaria Ceramics Plans to Set up Vitrified Tiles Production Plant II-9

    Shell and Pearl Ceramics to Construct New Plant II-9

    StonePeak Ceramics Enters into Agreement with Mid-America Tile(R) II-9

    V&B Divests Majority Stakes to Eczacibasi Yatirim II-9

    Panariagroup Acquires Florida Tile Industry II-9

    Cersanit Acquires Stake in Opoczno II-10

    Euro Ceramics Sets Up Plant in Gujarat II-10

    Kajaria Ceramics Plans Expansion in South India II-10

    RAK Ceramics to Begin Production II-10

    Murudeshwar Ceramics to Embark on Production Unit at Pondicherry II-10

    Interceramic Initiates Plant 9 in Chihuahua II-10

    Ceramic Floor Tiles to Increase Tile Manufacturing Capacity II-10

    H and R Johnson Establishes Greenfield Ceramic Tile Plant II-11

    Murudeshwar Ceramics Establishes Glazed Tiles Unit II-11

    Kajaria Ceramics Expands Capacity II-11

    Eczacibasi Group Takes Over German Tile Producer Engers II-11

    KIO Keramika Commences New Production Line II-11

    Mohawk Industries Acquires Unilin Holding NV II-11

    Egeria Acquires Majority Stake in Royal Mosa II-12

    Permira Funds and Private Equity Partners Funds Acquires One

    Third Stake in Marazzi Group II-12

    Crossville Ceramics Changes Name to Crossville, Inc II-12

    5. Industry Activity in the Recent Past II-13

    MMP Capital Partners Acquires Florida Tile Industries II-13

    H and R Johnson India Ltd. Increases Production Capacity II-13

    Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles Expands Capacity II-13

    Regency Expands Tile Production II-13

    Tile Council Of America Establishes TCA Team LLC II-13

    STiles Ceramic Tile Appoints Self's II-13

    Lira Keramika Establishes Production Facility in Moscow II-13

    Tubadzin Ceramic Establishes New Plant in Ozorkow Poland II-14

    Celima Expands Ceramic Tiles Capacity II-14

    Uralita Acquires Majority Stake in Maristela II-14

    Sun Earth Ceramics Acquires Stakes in Monalc and Sanex II-14

    Ceramicas Malpesa Establishes Manufacturing Facility in Bailen II-14

    Portobello Establishes Ceramic Tiles Manufacturing Facility in Tijucas
II-14

    Grespania Expands Capacity by 20% II-14

    Ceracasa on Expansion Drive II-15

    Kajaria Ceramics Establishes Kajaria Plus II-15

    6. Product Innovations/Introductions II-16

    ATADesigns Introduces New Collection of Ceramic Tiles II-16

    Imagine Tile Launches Commercial Grade Ceramic Tile Metro II-16

    ANN SACKS Launches Impressions II-16

    ANN SACKS Unveils Koi Ceramic Tiles II-16

    United States Ceramic Tile Introduces Glazed Porcelain Tiles II-16

    United States Ceramic Tile Launches Special Color Wall Tiles II-16

    Metrix Stone & Tile Introduces Kerlite II-17

    Grupo Lamosa Introduces Firenze Tecnoarte II-17

    H & R Johnson Launches Big Format Tile II-17

    Pilkington's Tiles Group Introduces MURA II-17

    Bell Ceramics Launches New Floor and Wall Tiles II-18

    7. Product Launches in the Recent Past II-19

    Mannington Introduces New Range of Ceramic Tiles II-19

    Eliane Ceramic Tiles Launches Brazilian Natural Stone Series II-19

    8. Focus on Select Players II-20

    Boral Ltd (Australia) II-20

    CRH Plc (Ireland) II-20

    Cecrisa S.A (Brazil) II-20

    Ceramica Lima S.A. (Peru) II-20

    Ceramiche Atlas Concorde (Italy) II-20

    Ceramika Tubadzin II Sp. z o.o (Poland) II-21

    Ceramicas Malpesa S.A. (Spain) II-21

    Cerypsa Ceramicas S.A. (Spain) II-21

    Chlumcanske Keramicke Zavodylocal (Czech Republic) II-21

    Cristal Ceramica S.A. (Spain) II-21

    Crossville, Inc. (USA) II-21

    Dal-Tile International / Mohawk Industries Inc. (USA) II-22

    Eagle Brand Holdings Ltd. (China) II-22

    Eliane Revestimentos Ceramicos (Brazil) II-22

    Florida Tile Industries, Inc (USA) II-23

    Florim USA Inc. (USA) II-23

    Gainey Ceramics Inc. (USA) II-23

    Grupo Industrial Saltillo S.A. de C.V (Mexico) II-23

    Grespania SA (Spain) II-23

    Grupo Uralita (Spain) II-23

    Gruppo Ceramiche Ricchetti SpA (Italy) II-24

    H & R Johnson Tiles Limited (UK) II-24

    Ilva S.A. (Argentina) II-24

    Imerys SA (France) II-24

    Internacional De Ceramica SA DE CV (Mexico) II-25

    Iris Ceramica SpA (Italy) II-25

    Jordan Ceramic Industries Company Ltd. (Jordan) II-25

    Kajaria Ceramics Ltd (India) II-26

    Kaleseramik Canakkale Seramik Fabrikalari A.S. (Turkey) II-26

    Lamosa Revestimientos (Mexico) II-26

    Lira Keramika (Russia) II-26

    Malaysian Mosaics Berhad (Malaysia) II-26

    Mannington Mills Inc. (USA) II-26

    Marazzi Group S.p.A. (Italy) II-27

    Modena Pacific Ltd (China) II-27

    Maristela SA (Brazil) II-27

    Nitco Tiles Ltd. (India) II-27

    Pilkington Group Plc (UK) II-28

    Portobello SA (Brazil) II-28

    Quiligotti Access Flooring (UK) II-28

    Ras Al Khaimah (R.A.K.) Ceramics Co. (UAE) II-28

    Regency Ceramics Limited (India) II-29

    Roca Sanitario, S.A. (Spain) II-29

    SPL Ltd (India) II-29

    Sanex SA (Romania) II-29

    Saudi Ceramic Company (Saudi Arabia) II-29

    Sun Earth Ceramics Ltd (India) II-30

    The Siam Cement Group (Thailand) II-30

    Toto Ltd (Japan) II-30

    Trio Industries Pvt. Ltd. (Pakistan) II-30

    Villeroy & Boch AG (Germany) II-30

    9. Global Market Perspective II-31

    Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ceramic Tiles
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31

    Table 2: World Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32 Table 3: World Historic Review for Ceramic
Tiles by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

    Table 4: World 20-Year Perspective for Ceramic Tiles by Geographic Region
- Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets
for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
II-34

    III. MARKET

    1. The United States III-1

    A.Market Analysis III-1

    Current and Future Analysis III-1

    Historic Review III-1

    Ceramic Tiles Market Snapshots - Recent Past Scenario III-1

    Market Overview III-2

    Ceramic Tiles Industry: Swimming Against the Tide III-2

    US Tile Market Growth During 2003 III-3

    Changing Face of the Market III-3

    Innovation Essential for Success III-3

    Porcelain Tiles Gain Demand in the US III-3

    Bright Future Prospects III-3

    US Market - Growing Steadily III-4

    US Ceramic Tile Market Growing Against Rising Manufacturing Costs III-4

    Weakening Dollar and Increased Manufacturing Costs Affect Tile Industry
III-4

    Export-Import Market III-5

    Exports of Ceramic Tiles III-5

    Table 5: US Export of Ceramic Roofing Tiles (2005 & 2006): Value Export
in US$ Thousand for Leading Countries (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-5

    Imports of Ceramic Tiles III-6

    Unit Imports III-6

    Table 6: US Import of Ceramic Tiles by Country (2007): Percentage Unit
Breakup for Italy, Mexico, Brazil, China, Spain, and Other Countries
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

    Table 7: US Import of Ceramic Tiles by Country (2005 & 2006): Unit Import
in Million Sq. Ft. for Italy, Mexico, Brazil, China, Spain, and Other
Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

    Value Imports III-6

    Table 8: US Import of Ceramic Tiles by Country (2007): Percentage Value
Breakup for Italy, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, China, and Other Countries
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

    Table 9: US Import of Ceramic Tiles by Country (2005 & 2006): Value
Import in US$ Million for Italy, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, China, and Other
Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

    Table 10: US Import of Ceramic Roofing Tiles (2005 & 2006): Value Import
in US$ Thousand for Leading Countries (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-7

    Ceramic Tiles Pricing III-8

    US Ceramic Tiles Market: A Historical Perspective III-8

    Recent Industry Activity III-8

    Industry Activity in the Recent Past III-8

    Product Launches III-9

    Focus on Select Players III-10

    B.Market Analytics III-11

    Table 11: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ceramic Tiles
Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

    Table 12: US Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual
Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

    Table 13: US Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales
in Million Square Feet for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

    2. Canada III-13

    A.Market Analysis III-13

    Current and Future Analysis III-13

    Historic Review III-13

    Exports & Imports Scenario III-13

    Table 14: Canadian Export of Ceramic Roofing Tiles (2005 & 2006): Value
Export in US$ Thousand for Leading Countries III-13

    Table 15: Canadian Import of Ceramic Roofing Tiles (2005 & 2006): Value
Import in US$ Thousand for Leading Countries III-14

    B.Market Analytics III-14

    Table 16: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ceramic
Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

    Table 17: Canadian Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles Market with
Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

    Table 18: Canadian Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual
Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

    3. Japan III-16

    A.Market Analysis III-16

    Current and Future Analysis III-16

    Historic Review III-16

    Toto Ltd - A Key Player III-16

    B.Market Analytics III-16

    Table 19: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ceramic
Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

    Table 20: Japanese Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles Market with
Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

    Table 21: Japanese Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual
Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

    4. Europe III-18

    A.Market Analysis III-18

    Current and Future Analysis III-18

    Historic Review III-18

    European Floor and Wall Covering Market Snapshots III-18

    European Market Bodes Bright Prospects III-18

    Fashion Trends in Europe III-18

    Key Brands in the European Market III-19

    Key Players Capitalize on Product Expertise III-19

    Import-Export Market in Europe III-19

    B.Market Analytics III-19

    Table 22: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ceramic
Tiles by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia
and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in
Million Square Feet for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19

    Table 23: European Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles by Geographic
Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

    Table 24: European Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles by Geographic Region
- France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

    Table 25: European 20-Year Perspective for Ceramic Tiles by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

    4a. France III-22

    A.Market Analysis III-22

    Current and Future Analysis III-22

    Historic Review III-22

    Imerys SA - A Key Player III-22

    B.Market Analytics III-22

    Table 26: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ceramic Tiles
Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

    Table 27: French Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles Market with
Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

    Table 28: French Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual
Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

    4b. Germany III-24

    A.Market Analysis III-24

    Current and Future Analysis III-24

    Historic Review III-24

    German Ceramic Tile Industry on a Declining Trail III-24

    Slump in Construction Activity in the Late 90s III-24

    Recent Industry Activity III-24

    Villeroy & Boch AG - A Key Player III-24

    B.Market Analytics III-25

    Table 29: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ceramic Tiles
Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

    Table 30: German Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles Market with
Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

    Table 31: German Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual
Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

    4c. Italy III-26\

    A.Market Analysis III-26

    Current and Future Analysis III-26

    Historic Review III-26

    Italian Ceramic Tiles Market: An Overview III-26

    Italian Tile Market III-26

    Italian Tile Exports III-26

    Italian Exports to the US III-27

    Italian Tile Machine Producers Flee to Foreign Markets III-27

    Italian Vitrified Stoneware Market: An Overview III-27

    Design and Quality III-27

    Italian and Spanish Markets III-27

    Environmental Safeguard III-27

    Recent Industry Activity III-28

    Product Launch III-28

    Focus on Select Players III-29

    B.Market Analytics III-30

    Table 32: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ceramic
Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

    Table 33: Italian Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles Market with
Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

    Table 34: Italian Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual
Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

    4d. The United Kingdom III-32

    A.Market Analysis III-32

    Current and Future Analysis III-32

    Historic Review III-32

    A Surging Contract Ceramic Tiles Market III-32

    The March Ahead III-32

    Ceramic Tiles in the Recent Past III-33

    Retail Market III-33

    Product Introduction/Innovation III-33

    Focus on Select Players III-34

    B.Market Analytics III-35

    Table 35: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ceramic Tiles
Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35 Table 36: UK Long-term
Projections for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square
Feet for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
III-36

    Table 37: UK Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales
in Million Square Feet for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

    4e. Spain III-37

    A.Market Analysis III-37

    Current and Future Analysis III-37

    Historic Review III-37

    Leading Producer III-37

    Structure of Spain's Ceramic Tiles Industry III-37

    Trends in Spanish Tile Market III-37

    Spanish tile Market Growing III-37

    Technological Advances III-38

    Industry Activity in the Recent Past III-38

    Focus on Select Players III-38

    B.Market Analytics III-40

    Table 38: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ceramic
Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

    Table 39: Spanish Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles Market with
Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

    Table 40: Spanish Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual
Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

    4f. Russia III-41

    A.Market Analysis III-41

    Current and Future Analysis III-41

    Historic Review III-41

    Industry Activity in the Recent Past III-41

    Lira Keramika - A key Player III-41

    B.Market Analytics III-42

    Table 41: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ceramic
Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

    Table 42: Russian Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles Market with
Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

    Table 43: Russian Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual
Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

    4g. Rest of Europe III-43

    A.Market Analysis III-43

    Current and Future Analysis III-43

    Historic Review III-43

    Turkish Ceramic Industry in Recent Past III-43

    Expanding Global Reach III-43

    Table 44: Leading Ceramic Tile Exports Market for Turkey: Breakdown by
Exports for 2001 & 2000 for Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Canada,
England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Israel, Italy,
Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, USA, and Others (In Million Square Meters)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

    Polish Ceramic Tiles Market: A Historic Perspective III-44

    Table 45: Leading Ceramic Tiles Manufacturers in Poland: Percentage
Breakdown by Domestic Sales in 2001 for Cer-Rol, Gres, Jasienica, Jopex,
Nowa Gala, Opoczno, Paradyz, Polcolorit, Tubadzin, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

    Table 46: Polish Demand for Ceramic Tiles: Breakdown in % Share by Types
for 2001-2000 for Wall Tiles, Floor Tiles and Gres Tiles (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

    Table 47: Polish Ceramic Tiles Sector: 2001-2000 (In Million Square
Meters) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

    Central and Eastern Europe Market III-46

    Recent Industry Activity III-46

    Industry Activity in The Recent Past III-47

    Focus on Select Players III-47

    B.Market Analytics III-48

    Table 48: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

    Table 49: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles Market
with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

    Table 50: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market with
Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

    5. Asia Pacific III-50

    A.Market Analysis III-50

    Current and Future Analysis III-50

    Historic Review III-50

    Recent Industry Activity III-50

    Industry Activity in the Recent Past III-52

    Product Introduction/Innovation III-52

    B.Market Analytics III-53

    Table 51: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ceramic
Tiles by Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet
for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

    Table 52: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles by
Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

    Table 53: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles by Geographic
Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

    Table 54: Asia-Pacific 20-Year Perspective for Ceramic Tiles by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for China, India
and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

    5a. China III-55

    A.Market Analysis III-55

    Current and Future Analysis III-55

    Historic Review III-55

    Construction Industry in China III-55

    The Ceramic Industry III-55

    Ceramic Tile Industry III-55

    Innovation to Lead the Chinese Tile Industry III-56

    A Recent Past Scenario III-56

    China Tops in Tile Production III-56

    Demand for Ceramic Tiles Increases in China III-56

    China Joins the Bangkok Agreement III-57

    Import - Export Market in China III-57

    South Korea to Levy Anti-Dumping Duties on Chinese Ceramic

    Tiles III-57

    Focus on Select Players III-58

    B.Market Analytics III-58

    Table 55: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ceramic
Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

    Table 56: Chinese Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles Market with
Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

    Table 57: Chinese Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual
Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

    5b. India III-60

    A.Market Analysis III-60

    Current and Future Analysis III-60

    Historic Review III-60

    Ceramic Tiles Industry III-60

    Market Scenario III-60

    Quality Tiles Place India on Top III-61

    Indian Ceramic tiles Market Growing III-61

    Unorganized Sector - A Potential Threat III-61

    Key Requirements for Growth III-61

    Dumping Clamps Domestic Manufacturer's Profits III-61

    Government to Increase Antidumping Taxes on Imported Chinese Ceramics
III-62

    Indian Council Urges for Duty Cut III-62

    Custom Duties Shackle New Investments in the Indian Tile

    Industry III-62

    Focus on Select Players III-62

    B.Market Analytics III-64

    Table 58: Indian Recent Past,  Current & Future Analysis fo Ceramic Tiles
Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

    Table 59: Indian Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles Market with
Annual Sales in  Million Square Feet for Year 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

    Table 60: Indian Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual
Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

    5c. Rest of Asia-Pacific III-65

    A.Market Analysis III-65

    Current and Future Analysis III-65

    Historic Review III-65

    Vietnam III-65

    Ceramics Manufacturers Plan Production Increase III-65

    Ceramic Tiles Market in Vietnam III-65

    Imports Hampering the Market III-65

    Players Operating in the Sector III-65

    Technological Perspective III-65

    Foreign Direct Investments III-65

    Thailand III-66

    Current Market Analysis III-66

    Tiles Market in Thailand III-66

    Table 61: Leading Ceramic Tile Manufacturers in Thailand: Breakdown by
Market Share in 2002 - Cementhai Ceramics Co, DCC, Royal Ceramic
Industry, Thai-German Ceramic Industry, Union Mosaic Industry, and Other
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

    Indonesia III-67

    Construction Industry III-67

    Indonesian Ceramics Industry III-67

    Imports of Raw Materials III-67

    Historic Data III-67

    Table 62: Ceramic Tiles Market in Indonesia: Production of Roof Tiles
from 1996-2001 (In Million Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
III-67

    Table 63: Ceramic Tiles Market in Indonesia: Exports of Ceramic Tiles
from 1996-2001 (In '000 Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

    Table 64: Ceramic Tiles Market in Indonesia: Imports of Ceramic Tiles
from 1996-2001 (In '000 Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

    Table 65: Leading Ceramic Tiles Manufacturers in Indonesia: Breakdown of
Production by Tile Type for Asia Victory Industri, Keramik Diamond Indah,
KIA Serpih Mas, Maha keramindo Perkasa, Muliakeramik Indahraya, Senrico
Djaja Marmer, Setya Raya Keramindo, and Union Keramik Utama (In Million
Square Meters) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

    Philippines III-69

    Tile Market III-69

    Focus on Select Players III-69

    B.Market Analytics III-70

    Table 66: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

    Table 67: Rest of Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles
Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71 Table 68: Rest of Asia-Pacific
Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million
Square Feet for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-71

    6. Middle East III-72

    A.Market Analysis III-72

    Current and Future Analysis III-72

    Historic Review III-72

    Ceramic Tile Production in Egypt III-72

    Ceramic Tile Industry Witness Robust Growth in the UAE III-72

    UAE Market for Tiles III-72

    Industry Activity in the Recent Past III-72

    Focus on Key Players III-73

    B.Market Analytics III-74

    Table 69: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ceramic
Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

    Table 70: Middle East Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles Market with
Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

    Table 71: Middle East Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market with
Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

    7. Latin America III-76

    A.Market Analysis III-76

    Current and Future Analysis III-76

    Historic Review III-76

    Recent Industry Activity III-76

    Industry Activity in the Recent Past III-76

    Product Launch III-76

    B.Market Analytics III-77

    Table 72: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Ceramic Tiles by Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet
for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

    Table 73: Latin American Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles by
Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

    Table 74: Latin American Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles by Geographic
Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

    Table 75: Latin American 20-Year Perspective for Ceramic Tiles by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Brazil and
Rest of Latin America Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

    7a. Brazil III-79

    A.Market Analysis III-79

    Current and Future Analysis III-79

    Historic Review III-79

    The Tile Market III-79

    Brazilian Exports Rise III-79

    Focus on Select Players III-79

    B.Market Analytics III-80

    Table 76: Brazilian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ceramic
Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

    Table 77: Brazilian Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles Market with
Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

    Table 78: Brazilian Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual
Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

    7b. Rest of Latin America III-82

    A.Market Analysis III-82

    Current and Future Analysis III-82

    Historic Review III-82

    Focus on Select Players III-82

    B.Market Analytics III-83

    Table 79: Rest of Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Ceramic Tiles Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

    Table 80: Rest of Latin American Long-term Projections for Ceramic Tiles
Market with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

    Table 81: Rest of Latin American Historic Review for Ceramic Tiles Market
with Annual Sales in Million Square Feet for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

    IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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