The export of beauty tiles to Mexico overtakes China to become the first
The US property market is recovering, Tile sales are picking up
Recently, the North American Ceramics Association (TCNA) released the 2014 American Ceramic Industry Report. According to the report, based on the overall recovery of the property market, the US ceramic tile industry continued to pick up, and total consumption rose for five consecutive years.
According to People’s Daily, in 2014, the US economy fluctuated locally, and the overall growth trend was obvious. The GDO growth rate was 2.4%. In 2014, it was called the US economy. In addition to GDP growth, the US economic recovery is also reflected in the recovery of the property market, the decline in unemployment rate, and the expansion of imports and exports.
Data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the unemployment rate in the United States in 2014 was 6.2%, down 7.4% from 2013, the lowest since 2008. Stable employment and income conditions have led to an increase in new homes.
According to data from the US Census Bureau, the net increase in US housing in 2014 has increased for five consecutive years, reaching 1 million, an increase of 8% compared to 2013. This is since 2007. The highest level. This has stimulated the sales of new homes to reach a maximum of 4.36 million sets in 6 years, an increase of 1.6% compared with 2013. In addition, US construction spending in 2014 (including private and public housing and non-residential construction) was $960.6 billion, an increase of 5.5% over the previous year.
In the United States, the financial institution that provides mortgage financing in the United States, Freddie Mac (formerly the US Federal Home Mortgage Corporation), found through data that the fixed mortgage rate for 30 years has been 3.98% since 2013. It rose to 4.17% in 2014. But even so, the annual rate in 2014 is still the third lowest in the history. US real estate mortgage interest rates remain at a low level. For potential buyers with good credit records, stable income and sufficient savings, it will help ease the pressure on home purchases and lay a good foundation for the continued recovery of the US property market.
The recovery and recovery of the property market has driven consumption in the building materials tile industry. In 2014, US ceramic tile supply (excluding exports) increased by 3.3% compared with 2013; in terms of FOB (offshore price), US domestic factory sales in 2014 totaled US$1.15 billion, compared with US$1.08 billion in 2013. Increased by 6.8%. The data provided by the US Department of Commerce indicates that the US tile industry has strong consumer demand. In terms of actual consumption, the US Department of Commerce provided data showing that it reached 2.49 billion square feet (231 million square meters) in 2014, up 0.5% year-on-year, and the total consumption of the US ceramic tile industry has increased for five consecutive years.
At the American International Tile Stone Fair (Coverings`15) held in Orlando on April 14-17 this year, local well-known ceramic brand people revealed to the “Taocheng Daily” correspondent that the US tile sales in 2014 The situation has improved. The US tile industry is generally optimistic about the 2015 tile business. In January and August 2015, the US IDO Home Furnishing and Building Materials Factory Outlet Mall and the American Ceramic City respectively organized an international business exchange meeting, and the Chinese ceramic tile enterprises represented by the Foshan production area actively “go out and accelerate overseas. Layout to achieve brand internationalization. For the US market, Brandon, the project manager of IDO Home Decor Factory Outlet Mall, suggested to Chinese building materials companies that the most important thing in developing the US market is price and quality. American customers also hope to be cheap and good, and hope that merchants can provide better products and Service, to get customer satisfaction is the most important.
The largest export of Mexican super-Chinese ceramic tiles in 2014 in Malaysia
In 2014, 1.71 billion square feet (158 million square meters) of ceramic tiles entered the US market, compared with 17.2 in 2013. The import volume of 100 million square feet (159 million square meters) decreased by 0.7% compared with the same period of last year. The total consumption of imported ceramic tiles in the United States decreased from 69.6% in 2013 to 68.7% in 2014.
US Department of Commerce data show that China, which became the largest source of ceramic tile imports in 2013, gave way to Mexico in 2014, with a total export volume of 503 million square feet (046.7 million square meters). Occupy a market share of 29.4% in the United States. It is worth noting that compared with 2013, the import volume of American ceramic tiles from China decreased slightly, with a drop of 2.8%, which is in sharp contrast with the increase of 25.8% in 2013.
Mexico has been the largest source of US ceramic tile imports from 2008 to 2012, and in Asia in 2013, Mexico occupied 505 million square feet (046.9 million square meters) of total exports in 2014. With a market share of 29.5% in the United States, it has become the largest exporter in the United States. Then Italy ranked third with 18.1%, and Spain and Turkey occupied the top two positions with the market share of 6.0% and 4.3% respectively.
Exporting Mexico’s ceramic tiles to catch up with China to become the first
China’s total exports of ceramic tiles to the United States increase
From the total import price, the total US ceramic tile imports in 2014 reached a new high of 1.82 billion US dollars in recent years. In 2014, the amount of imports continued to grow, although it was less than 2013 compared to 2013.The growth rate of 7%, but the year-on-year growth of 5.7% still shows the strong domestic demand for imported high-quality ceramic tiles.
Total imports of ceramic tiles in China have maintained a growth trend, reaching US$469 million in 2014, an increase of 4.7% year-on-year.
In 2014, Italy was still the country with the largest total imports of ceramic tiles in the United States, accounting for 34.8% of the total imported ceramic tiles in the United States. China ranked second with 25.7%, and Mexico ranked third with 16.5% market share.
Comparison of Import Prices of Major Imported Ceramic Tiles in the United States
According to CIF prices, the value of ceramic tiles imported from Italy ranks first, followed by Spain, Turkey, China and Mexico. Although the total amount of ceramic tiles exported from China to the United States is ranked second, there is still a certain gap between Italy and Spain in terms of value.
However, the vertical unit price of Chinese ceramic tile is the same. In 2012-2014, the average unit price of Italy is 2.36, 2.27 and 2.20 times of China respectively. The gap between China and Italy is gradually shortening the value of ceramic tiles; 2012-2014 The average unit price of Chinese ceramic tile exports to the United States has gradually increased from 0.92 US dollars to 0.93 US dollars, indicating that China’s ceramic tile enterprises are no longer focused on price competition, but to attract foreign consumers with quality manufacturing highlights, and gradually win the favor of foreign markets. (Source: Taocheng.com)
The export of beautiful ceramic tiles to Mexico catches up with China to become the first
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