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U.S. imports of ceramic tiles hit a record low in the past five years! U.S. ceramic tile consumption declines by 3.5% in 2020

Ceramic tile consumption in the U.S. market in 2020 is 263 million square meters

In 2020, the consumption of ceramic tiles in the United States was 263 million square meters, a decrease of 3.5% from the same period last year. The following table shows the shipments, imports, exports and total consumption of American ceramic tiles.

American tiles

Shipments, imports, exports and total consumption (㎡)

U.S. imports of ceramic tiles hit the lowest level in the past five years

In 2020, the import volume of ceramic tiles in the United States reached 183 million square meters, a decrease of 5.3% from 2019 and the lowest level since 2015. In 2020, imports accounted for 69.3% of US ceramic tile consumption, down from 70.6% the previous year.

1、In terms of consumption, Spain is the largest importer of ceramic tiles in the United States

Based on the area of ceramic tile consumption, Spain is the largest ceramic tile exporter in the United States in 2020, accounting for 20.7% of US imports, followed by Mexico, accounting for 17.0% and Italy’s 16.6%.

The following chart shows the five countries that exported the most ceramic tiles to the U.S. as a percentage of U.S. imports in 2020:

(Green: Spain, Purple: Mexico, Orange: Italy, Red: Turkey, Yellow: Brazil)

The top five countries that the U.S. imports the most ceramic tiles in 2020

2、In terms of monetary value, the largest importer of ceramic tiles in the United States is Italy

Calculated in US dollars (CIF + tariff), Italy will still be the largest importer of ceramic tiles in the United States in 2020, accounting for 31.4% of US imports; followed by Spain with 23.4% and Mexico with 11.2%.

Based on the total value (CIF + tariff), the five countries that imported the most ceramic tiles in the United States in 2020:

The top five countries importing ceramic tiles in the U.S. in 2020

(Unit: RMB)

 

The above table shows that compared with 2019, the total amount of tiles imported by the United States from Italy in 2020 is declining, from 4.27 billion yuan to 4.09 billion yuan, while the total amount of tiles imported from Spain has increased, from 2.89 billion yuan to 3.05 billion yuan. In addition, the total amount of ceramic tiles imported from Turkey increased the most, an increase of 46.30%.

3、Italy is still the country with the highest average price of imported tiles in the United States

In 2020, the average (calculated by quantity) of the five countries with the largest import of ceramic tiles in the United States (CIF + tariff) is:

The average price of imported ceramic tiles in the top five countries in the U.S. in 2020

It can be seen from the above table that the highest average price of imported ceramic tiles in the United States in 2020 is still Italy, in fact Spain. In addition, compared to 2019, the average price difference between the first five countries in 2020 is gradually shrinking.

U.S. ceramic tile shipments account for a record high in total consumption

In 2020, the shipment of ceramic tiles in the United States was 83.83 million square meters, an increase of 0.9% from 2019. The average price of domestic shipments (excluding exports) dropped from 41.38 yuan/㎡ in 2019 to 40.60 yuan/㎡ in 2020. In 2020, U.S. shipments accounted for 30.7% of total U.S. consumption, higher than the 29.4% of the previous year, and the highest market share since 2017.

Canada and Mexico

Digested 83.6% of U.S. ceramic tile exports

US ceramic tile exports were 2.88 million square meters, a decrease of 2.4% compared to 2019. The two largest exporters of American ceramic tiles are Canada, accounting for 73.4%, followed by Mexico, accounting for 10.2%.。

Finally, look at a set of data changes:

U.S. GDP changes from the fourth quarter of 2017 to the fourth quarter of 2020

Number of new homes started in the U.S.

(Unit: Thousand, Time: 2016-2021.1)

Number of new homes sold in the U.S.

(Unit: Thousand, Time: 2016-2021.1)

 

U.S. total construction consumption

(Unit: billion U.S. dollars)

(Source of the article: Ceramic Information-Official Account, Invasion and Deletion)


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