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© 2002 by The Freedonia Group, Inc.
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HIGHLIGHTS
 
Total US demand for ceramic floor and wall tile reached 2.2billion square feet in 2001. Average annual growth between1996 and 2001 was 9.4 percent.
 
Shipments of ceramic floor and wall tile from US producerstotaled 578 million square feet valued at $738 million in 2001. Annual growth between 1996 and 2001 was negative 0.1percent.
 
Imports of ceramic floor and wall tile reached 1.7 billionsquare feet valued at $1.36 billion in 2001, representing 75percent of demand.
 
Large glazed tile, the fastest growing product, hassubstantially increased its market share at the expense of small glazed tile.
 
Shipments of ceramic floor and wall tile are forecast toincrease 2.2 percent annually through 2006 to reach 645million square feet valued at $823 million.
 
Total demand for ceramic floor and wall tile is forecast toincrease 3.6 percent annually through 2006 to reach 2.7 billionsquare feet.
 
The largest ceramic tile producers in the US are Dal-Tile,Marazzi Gruppo (Italy), Florida Tile, and Il Gruppo Roca(Spain).
 
 
© 2002 by The Freedonia Group, Inc.
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INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
Market Size
Total US demand for ceramic floor and wall tile reached 2.2billion square feet in 2001, a slight drop from the peak level of 2.3billion square feet achieved the previous year. Average annualgrowth between 1996 and 2001 was 9.4 percent. The ceramic tileindustry enjoyed robust growth during the 1990s, spurred by healthybuilding construction spending levels as well as a shift in consumer preferences away from carpets and rugs and towards hard surfaceflooring materials. Floor tiles represent the bulk of ceramic floor and wall tile demand. The “floor and wall” designation distinguishesthese tiles from structural ceramic tiles used in such applications asexterior cladding for buildings.
Ceramic Tile Demand Trends(million square feet)
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Source: The Freedonia Group, Inc.

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