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High Growth Reported for the World Clay Building Materials And Clay Refractories Markets

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World Clay Building Materials And Clay Refractories Markets

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Clay Building Materials And Clay Refractories in Millions of US$. The major product segments analyzed are Clay Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, & Other Clay Products), and Clay Refractories. 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 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 359 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Austral Brick Company Ltd., Baggeridge Brick Plc, Boral Bricks Inc, Boral Limited, Brampton Brick Limited, CRH PLC, Glen-Gery Corporation, CSR Limited, Florida Tile Industries, Inc., Hanson Building Products UK, Lafarge Roofing GmbH, Lanka Tiles Limited, Mohawk Industries, Inc., Dal-Tile Corporation, Pacific Coast Building Products Inc., RHI AG, Tata Refractories Ltd, US Clay Tile, Vesuvius Group SA, and Wienerberger 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.



CONTENTS


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-2
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Refractories I-3
Clay Bricks I-4
Floor & Wall Tiles I-4
Other Clay Products I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1
Market Trends & Issues II-1
Clay Bricks - A Fluttering Market II-1
Refractories - The Wheels of Growth Take their Toll II-1
Industry Consolidation Changes Competitive Scenario II-1
Refractories - The Customized Production II-2
Value-Based Growth Supersedes Volume Growth II-2
Market Vacillates with Iron & Steel Industry II-2
Trends in Steel Manufacture II-2
Consumption in Glass Industry II-3
Online Marketplace - Far-Off Goal II-3
Imports-Exports Statistics II-3
Table 1: World Clay and Refractories Building Materials
Market (2003-2005): Exports in US$ Million by Select Country
- Italy, Spain, China, Germany, France, Turkey, USA, Brazil,
Mexico, and UK (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 2: World Clay and Refractories Building Materials
Market (2003-2005): Imports in US$ Million by Select Country
- USA, France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Canada,
Japan, Italy, and Korea (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
Global Market Analysis II-4
USA II-4
Europe II-4
Asia-Pacific II-5
Latin America II-5

2. Building Materials Industry - An Overview II-6
Diverse Facets: At A Glance II-6
Table 3: Factors Shaping Consumer's Choice: Analyst
Perspective Rating on a Scale 1-10 (10 - High Impact, 1 - Low
Impact) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7
Construction Industry: Managing Orthodoxy II-7
Distribution & Supply II-8
Clay Building Materials Industry II-8
Refractory Industry II-8
Entry Barriers II-8
Table 4: Clay Building Materials and Refractory Industry
Worldwide: Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Industry -
Residential Construction, Iron and Steel Production,
Non-Residential Construction, Mineral and Mineral Fuel
Processing and Refining, Electricity Generation, and Other
Manufacturing (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

3. Product Overview II-10
Clay II-10
Classification II-10
Bricks II-10
Clay Bricks II-10
Production of Clay Bricks II-10
Tiles II-10
Ceramic Tiles II-11
Floor Tiles II-11
Wall Tiles II-11
Glazed vs. Unglazed Ceramic Tiles II-11
Other Clay Products II-11
Structured Clay Products II-11
Refractories II-11
Features and Benefits II-12
Classification of Refractories II-12
Clay Refractories II-12
High-Alumina II-12
Insulating II-13
Fireclay II-13
Ladle II-13
Non-Clay Refractories II-13
Basic II-13
Extra-High Alumina II-14
Others II-14
End-Use Markets for Refractories II-14

4. Product Innovations/Introductions II-15
Austral Bricks Introduces Two New Sizes in the Riviera Pavers
Series II-15
Hanson Extends 65mm Abbey Range of Bricks II-15
Pavit Ceramics Set to Roll Out New Tiles II-15
Marley Eternit Unveils Interlocking Clay Tiles II-15
Hanson Introduces New Dragfaced Wirecut Bricks II-16

5. Recent Industry Activity II-17
Eczacibasi Acquires Majority Stake in Villeroy & Boch's Tile
Division II-17
HeidelbergCement Acquires Hanson II-17
PAI Partners Acquires Lafarge Roofing II-17
Wienerberger Expands Hollow Brick Production Capacity in Belgium II-17
Wienerberger Divests Stove Tile Business II-18
Wienerberger to Acquire Korevaar II-18
Imerys to Expand Production Capacity of Clay Bricks II-18
Uralita Acquires Roof Tile Facilities of Imerys II-18
Imerys Signs Acquisition Agreement with Astron for Astron China II-19
Imerys Acquires ACE Refractories II-19
Vesuvius Joint Ventures with Angang II-19
INAX to Establish a Wall-Tile Factory in Vietnam II-19
Imerys Group Increases its Stake to 86% in Vatutinsky II-19
Mugher to Establish Bricks and Roof Tile Manufacturing Unit II-20
Nitco Tiles to Expand Capacity II-20
Wienerberger Ventures into India II-20
Lafarge Roofing Completes Acquisition of Clay Tile Venture II-20
Baggeridge Brick Bags Contract for Clay Cladding System II-20
Boral to Set up Clay Roof Tile Plant II-21
Brampton Brick Acquires Remaining Stake in Oaks Concrete II-21
Brampton Brick to Build New Clay Brick Manufacturing Facility II-21
CSR Bricks Expanded the Production Capacity of Oxley Plant II-21
CSR to Cease Brick Production from Maitland Unit II-21
Resco Acquires Clay-Alumina Monolithics Manufacturer, Refco II-21
Wienerberger Acquires Robinson Brick II-22
Minteq Acquires Asmas of Turkey II-22
Clay Products Group Acquires Holland-based Nuth II-22
NORD Holding Completes Acquisition of Burton Holding II-22
H&R Johnson to Expand Marbonite Brand Range in India II-22
Kaolin to Acquire Ogneuporni glini II-23
Nitco Tiles to Expand Installed Capacity II-23
Hanson Acquires Marshalls Clay Products II-23
Hanson Takes Over Thermalite II-23
MCH Private Equity Acquires Stake in Azulev II-23
Wienerberger Acquires 'thebrickbusiness' II-23
Hanson Acquires Athens Brick II-24
Wienerberger Acquires Brick Business of Trost II-24
Wienerberger Acquires Biegonice II-24
Wienerberger Acquires Koramic Roofing II-24
Wienerberger Acquires Wittichen Lime & Cement II-24
Wienerberger Opens Modern Brick Plant II-24
RHI Refractories Commissions New Plant II-24
Lohja Rudus Acquires Abetoni II-25
Boral Acquires Independent Brick Distributor II-25
Franklin Acquires HC Spinks II-25
Wienerberger Acquires Stake in Silt II-25
Wienerberger Acquires Swenden II-25
Wienerberger Acquires Stake in Koramic Roofing II-25
CRH and SAMSE Acquire Doras II-25
Better Minerals & Aggregates Divests Better Materials
Corporation II-25
Hanson Closes European Unit II-26
Austral Tiles Acquires Eureka Tiles II-26
Wienerberger Acquires Hanson Bricks Continental Europe II-26
Resco Acquires National Refractories II-26
Gladding McBean Acquires Lincoln Clay Products II-26
Brickworks Grows Bigger in Tile Business II-27
NARCO Divests Properties of Ione Minerals and Refractories Plant II-27
Anglo American Divests Vereeniging Refractories II-27
Wienerberger Acquires Brick Business of Optiroc II-27
Chelwood Merges with Ambion II-27
Grespania, Azteca, Italceramica, Cercasa and Gres de Nules-
Keraben Form New Joint Venture Company II-27
Lira Keramika Establishes New Plant for Ceramic Tiles II-27
Afritrack-Angola Launches First Brick Manufacturing Plant in
Angola II-28
Celima Expands Manufacturing Facility II-28

6. Focus on Select Global Players II-29
Austral Brick Company Ltd. (Australia) II-29
Baggeridge Brick Plc (UK) II-29
Boral Bricks, Inc. (USA) II-29
Boral Limited (Australia) II-29
Brampton Brick Limited (Canada) II-29
CRH Plc (Ireland) II-30
Glen-Gery Corporation (USA) II-30
CSR Limited (Australia) II-30
Florida Tile Industries, Inc (USA) II-30
Hanson Building Products UK (UK) II-31
Lafarge Roofing GmbH (Germany) II-31
Lanka Tiles Limited (Sri Lanka) II-31
Mohawk Industries, Inc. (USA) II-31
Dal-Tile Corporation (USA) II-31
Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc. (USA) II-32
RHI AG (Austria) II-32
Tata Refractories, Ltd. (India) II-32
US Clay Tile (USA) II-32
Vesuvius Group SA (Belgium) II-32
Wienerberger AG (Austria) II-33

7. Global Market Perspective II-34
Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Clay Building Materials and Clay Refractories by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-34

Table 6: World Long-term Projections for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Geographic Region - USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 7: World 10-Year Perspective for Clay Building Materials
and Clay Refractories by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Clay Building Materials by Geographic Region - USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 9: World Long-term Projections for Clay Building
Materials by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Clay Building Materials by Product Segment - Clay Bricks,
Floor & Wall Tiles and Other Clay Products Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 11: World Long-term Projections for Clay Building
Materials by Product Segment - Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles
and Other Clay Products Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 12: World 10-Year Perspective for Clay Building
Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for
Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 13: World 10-Year Perspective for Clay Building
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles and Other Clay
Products for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Clay Bricks by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 15: World Long-term Projections for Clay Bricks by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 16: World 10-Year Perspective for Clay Bricks by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2000, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Floor & Wall Tiles by Geographic Region - USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 18: World Long-term Projections for Floor & Wall Tiles
by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 19: World 10-Year Perspective for Floor & Wall Tiles by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2000, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Other Clay Products by Geographic Region - USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 21: World Long-term Projections for Other Clay Products
by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 22: World 10-Year Perspective for Other Clay Products by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2000, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Clay Refractories by Geographic Region - USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 24: World Long-term Projections for Clay Refractories by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 25: World 10-Year Perspective for Clay Refractories by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2000, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current & Future Analysis III-1
Market Overview III-1
Clay Building Material III-1
Clay Refractories III-1
Declining Life Cycle Stage III-2
Table 26: Leading Players in the US Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories Market (2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales for Mohawk Industries, Cookson
Group, Boral Limited, Pacific Coast Building Products,
Asahi Glass Company Limited, Wienerberger
Baustoffindustrie AG, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 27: Clay Building Materials and Refractories Market
in the US (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Production by Product Segment - Clay Bricks, Non-Clay
Refractories, Ceramic Floor & Wall Tiles, Clay
Refractories, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2
Export-Import Scenario III-3
Table 28: Clay Building Material and Refractories Market
in the US (2006): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by
Select Country - Canada, Mexico, Germany, Japan, UK, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 29: Clay Building Material and Refractories Market
in the US (2006): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by
Select Country - China, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Japan, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
Demand Drivers III-3
Major Competitive Factors by Segment III-4
Clay Bricks III-4
Floor & Wall Tiles III-4
Clay Refractories III-4
Bricks - A Key Building Material III-4
Table 30: Building Materials Market in the US (2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Cladding Materials Used in New
Homes by Type - Vinyl, Brick, Wood, Stucco, Aluminum, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 31: Leading Players in the US Bricks and Blocks
Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Wienerberger, Hanson, Boral, Rinker, Titan, CEMEX,
Berkshire, CRH, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 32: Bricks and Blocks Market in the US (2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Category - Clay
Bricks, Structural Concrete Block, and Other Concrete Types
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 33: Brick and Structural Clay Tiles Market in the US
(2006): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Category -
Building or Common Brick, Glazed Brick and Other Brick, and
Brick and Structural Clay Tile (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 34: Leading Players in the US Clay Bricks Market
(2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Boral
Bricks, General Shale Products, Acme Building Brands,
Hanson, Glen-Gery, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-6
Foreign Companies Dominate Clay Bricks Market III-6
Residential Construction - A Prime End-Use Industry for Bricks III-7
Table 35: Bricks Market in the US (2000, 2005 & 2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption by End-Use
Sector - Residential Construction, Industrial and
Commercial, and Non-Building Construction (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7
Clay Market III-7
Table 36: Clay Market in the US (2003 & 2004): Output,
Imports, Exports and Apparent Consumption in '000 Metric
Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8
Outlook III-8
Floor & Wall Tiles III-8
Table 37: Ceramic and Stone Tiles Market in the US (2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Tile Type - Floor
Tiles, Wall Tiles, Countertops & Backsplashes, Trims &
Decorative Tiles, and Exterior Tiles (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 38: Ceramic Tiles Market in the US (2004): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales by Distribution Channel -
Distributors, Contract Tile Specialty Dealers, Individual
Floor-Covering Retailers, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9
Regulatory Standards III-9
Globalization III-9
Table 39: Construction Activity in the US (2003-2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Segment - Residential,
Commercial & Office Space, Educational, Highways, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10
New Housing Purchases III-10
Table 40: Housing Market in the US (2001-2010): New
Housing Constructions in '000 Units by Type - Single
Family, Mobile Homes, and Multifamilty (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11
House Remodeling III-11
Multifamily Housing III-11
Braving the Negative Perception III-11
A Historic Review of the Construction Industry III-12
Residential Construction III-12
Commercial Construction III-12
Table 41: An Account of Housing Starts and Clay Brick
Shipments in the US for 1991-2000 (In Millions) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12
Strategic Corporate Developments III-13
Key Players III-15
Boral Bricks, Inc. III-15
Florida Tile Industries, Inc. III-15
Glen-Gery Corporation III-16
Mohawk Industries, Inc. III-16
Dal-Tile Corporation III-16
Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc. III-16
US Clay Tile III-16
B.Market Analytics III-17
Table 42: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Clay
Building Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment
- Clay Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles,
and Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 43: US Long-term Projections for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment - Clay
Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and
Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 44: US 10-Year Perspective for Clay Building Materials
and Clay Refractories by Product Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Clay Building Materials (Clay
Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and Other Clay Products); and
Clay Refractories Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

2. Canada III-19
A.Market Analysis III-19
Current & Future Analysis III-19
Strategic Corporate Developments III-19
Key Player III-19
Brampton Brick Limited III-19
B.Market Analytics III-20
Table 45: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Clay Building Materials and Clay Refractories by Product
Segment - Clay Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall
Tiles, and Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 46: Canadian Long-term Projections for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment - Clay
Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and
Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 47: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Clay Building
Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and Other Clay
Products); and Clay Refractories Markets for Years 2000,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

3. Japan III-22
A.Market Analysis III-22
Current & Future Analysis III-22
Competitive Scenario III-22
Table 48: Leading Players in the Japanese Refractory Market
(2005): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Krosaki-Harima,
Shinagawa, Youtai, Kawasaki, Kyushu, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22
B.Market Analytics III-23
Table 49: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Clay Building Materials and Clay Refractories by Product
Segment - Clay Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall
Tiles, and Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 50: Japanese Long-term Projections for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment - Clay
Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and
Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 51: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Clay Building
Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and Other Clay
Products); and Clay Refractories Markets for Years 2000,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

4. Europe III-25
A.Market Analysis III-25
Current & Future Analysis III-25
Strategic Corporate Developments III-25
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 52: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Clay Building Materials and Clay Refractories by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 53: European Long-term Projections for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Geographic Region -
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 54: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Clay Building Materials and Clay Refractories by Product
Segment - Clay Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall
Tiles and Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 55: European Long-term Projections for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment - Clay
Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and
Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 56: European 10-Year Perspective for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets for
Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 57: European 10-Year Perspective for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Clay Building
Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and Other Clay
Products); and Clay Refractories Markets for Years 2000,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

4a. France III-33
A.Market Analysis III-33
Current & Future Analysis III-33
Table 58: Leading Players in the French Clay Roof Tiles
Market (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Imerys TC,
Terreal-Tuiles Guiraud, Lafarge Couverture, Wienerberger
France and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33
Strategic Corporate Developments III-33
B.Market Analytics III-34
Table 59: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Clay Building Materials and Clay Refractories by Product
Segment - Clay Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall
Tiles, and Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 60: French Long-term Projections for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment - Clay
Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and
Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 61: French 10-Year Perspective for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Clay Building
Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and Other Clay
Products); and Clay Refractories Markets for Years 2000,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

4b. Germany III-36
A.Market Analysis III-36
Current & Future Analysis III-36
Strategic Corporate Developments III-36
Key Player III-37
Lafarge Roofing GmbH III-37
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 62: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Clay Building Materials and Clay Refractories by Product
Segment - Clay Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall
Tiles, and Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 63: German Long-term Projections for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment - Clay
Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and
Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 64: German 10-Year Perspective for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Clay Building
Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and Other Clay
Products); and Clay Refractories Markets for Years 2000,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

4c. Italy III-39
Market Analysis III-39
Current & Future Analysis III-39
Table 65: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Clay Building Materials and Clay Refractories by Product
Segment - Clay Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall
Tiles, and Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 66: Italian Long-term Projections for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment - Clay
Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and
Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 67: Italian 10-Year Perspective for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Clay Building
Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and Other Clay
Products); and Clay Refractories Markets for Years 2000,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

4d. The United Kingdom III-41
A.Market Analysis III-41
Current & Future Analysis III-41
Bricks Market Overview III-41
Table 68: Bricks Market in the UK (2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Segment - Housing
Construction, Repairs & Maintenance, Industrial &
Commercial Construction, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 69: Leading Players in the UK Clay Bricks Market
(2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Shares for Hanson,
CRH, Wienerberger & Baggeridge Bricks, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41
Residential Housing - Major End-Use Market for Clay Bricks III-42
Table 70: Clay Bricks Market in the UK (2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Sales by Sector - Residential Housing,
Industrial and Commercial Constructions, Public
Constructions (Non-Housing), and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42
Ceramic Tiles Market III-42
Export-Import Statistics III-43
Table 71: Clay Products Market in the UK (2005 & 2006):
Exports in Pounds Sterling '000 by Category - Intra EU and Extra EU III-43

Table 72: Clay Products Market in the UK (2005 & 2006):
Exports in Tons by Category - Intra EU and Extra EU III-43

Table 73: Clay Products Market in the UK (2005 & 2006):
Imports in Pounds Sterling '000 by Category - Intra EU and Extra EU III-43

Table 74: Clay Products Market in the UK (2005 & 2006):
Imports in Tons by Category - Intra EU and Extra EU III-43

Table 75: Clay Building Bricks Market in the UK (2005 &
2006): Exports in Pounds Sterling '000 by Category - Intra EU and Extra
EU III-44

Table 76: Clay Building Bricks Market in the UK (2005 &
2006): Exports in Million Units by Category - Intra EU and
Extra EU III-44

Table 77: Clay Building Bricks Market in the UK (2005 &
2006): Imports in Pounds Sterling '000 by Category - Intra EU and Extra
EU III-44

Table 78: Clay Building Bricks Market in the UK (2005 &
2006): Imports in Million Units by Category - Intra EU and
Extra EU III-44

Table 79: Clay Flooring Market in the UK (2005 & 2006):
Exports in Pounds Sterling '000 by Category - Intra EU and Extra EU III-44

Table 80: Clay Flooring Market in the UK (2005 & 2006):
Exports in Tons by Category - Intra EU and Extra EU III-45

Table 81: Clay Flooring Market in the UK (2005 & 2006):
Imports in Pounds Sterling '000 by Category - Intra EU and Extra EU III-45

Table 82: Clay Flooring Market in the UK (2005 & 2006):
Imports in Tons by Category - Intra EU and Extra EU III-45

Table 83: Clay Roofing Tiles Market in the UK (2005 &
2006): Exports in Pounds Sterling '000 by Category - Intra EU and Extra
EU III-45

Table 84: Clay Roofing Tiles Market in the UK (2005 &
2006): Exports in '000 Units by Category - Intra EU and
Extra EU III-46

Table 85: Clay Roofing Tiles Market in the UK (2005 &
2006): Imports in Pounds Sterling '000 by Category - Intra EU and Extra
EU III-46

Table 86: Clay Roofing Tiles Market in the UK (2005 &
2006): Imports in '000 Units by Category - Intra EU and
Extra EU III-46

Table 87: Clay Building Products Market in the UK (2005 &
2006): Exports in Pounds Sterling '000 by Category - Intra EU and Extra
EU III-46

Table 88: Clay Building Products Market in the UK (2005 &
2006): Exports in Tons by Category - Intra EU and Extra EU III-46

Table 89: Clay Building Products Market in the UK (2005 &
2006): Imports in Pounds Sterling '000 by Category - Intra EU and Extra
EU III-47

Table 90: Clay Building Products Market in the UK (2005 &
2006): Imports in Tons by Category - Intra EU and Extra EU III-47
Product Launches/Developments III-47
Strategic Corporate Developments III-48
Key Players III-49
Baggeridge Brick Plc III-49
Hanson Building Products UK III-49
B.Market Analytics III-50
Table 91: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Clay
Building Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment
- Clay Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles,
and Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 92: UK Long-term Projections for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment - Clay
Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and
Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 93: UK 10-Year Perspective for Clay Building Materials
and Clay Refractories by Product Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Clay Building Materials (Clay
Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and Other Clay Products); and
Clay Refractories Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

4e. Spain III-52
A.Market Analysis III-52
Current & Future Analysis III-52
Strategic Corporate Developments III-52
B.Market Analytics III-53
Table 94: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Clay Building Materials and Clay Refractories by Product
Segment - Clay Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall
Tiles, and Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 95: Spanish Long-term Projections for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment - Clay
Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and
Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 96: Spanish 10-Year Perspective for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Clay Building
Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and Other Clay
Products); and Clay Refractories Markets for Years 2000,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

4f. Russia III-55
Market Analysis III-55
Current & Future Analysis III-55
Table 97: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Clay Building Materials and Clay Refractories by Product
Segment - Clay Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall
Tiles, and Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 98: Russian Long-term Projections for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment - Clay
Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and
Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 99: Russian 10-Year Perspective for Clay Building
Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Clay Building
Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and Other Clay
Products); and Clay Refractories Markets for Years 2000,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

4g. Rest of Europe III-57
A.Market Analysis III-57
Current & Future Analysis III-57
Table 100: Bricks Consumption as Walling Material (2004):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Select Country -
Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Slovakia,
Austria, Poland and Romania (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-57
Focus on Select Markets III-57
Belgium III-57
Table 101: Leading Players in the Belgium Facing Bricks
Market (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for
Wienerberger, Vandersanden, Ploegsteert, Nelissen, Heylen,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57
Poland III-58
Romania III-58
The Netherlands III-58
Table 102: Leading Players in the Dutch Facing Bricks
Market (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for
Wienerberger, HUWA, Rodruza, CRH, Steenfabriek De
Rijswaard, Brada, DenDaas, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58
Strategic Corporate Developments III-58
Key Players III-60
CRH Plc (Ireland) III-60
RHI AG (Austria) III-60
Vesuvius Group SA (Belgium) III-60
Wienerberger AG (Austria) III-61
B.Market Analytics III-61
Table 103: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Clay Building Materials and Clay Refractories
by Product Segment - Clay Building Materials (Clay Bricks,
Floor & Wall Tiles, and Other Clay Products); and Clay
Refractories Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 104: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for Clay
Building Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment
- Clay Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles,
and Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 105: Rest of Europe 10-Year Perspective for Clay
Building Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment
- Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Clay Building
Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and Other Clay
Products); and Clay Refractories Markets for Years 2000,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

5. Asia-Pacific III-64
A.Market Analysis III-64
Current & Future Analysis III-64
Focus on Select Markets III-64
Australia III-64
Table 106: Leading Players in Australian Clay Bricks
Market (2006): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Brickworks Limited, Boral Limited, CSR Limited, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64
China III-64
Market Overview III-64
China Expedites Abolition of Solid Clay Bricks III-64
Flourishing Demand for Advanced Building Materials III-65
Table 107: Clay and Refractory Minerals Market in China
(2004-2006): Exports in '000 Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 108: Clay and Refractory Minerals Market in China
(2004-2006): Exports in US$ Million (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65
Hong Kong III-65
India III-66
Market Overview III-66
Table 109: Refractories Market in India (2004-05):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption by Sector -
Iron & Steel, Cement, Glass, Aluminum, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66
Table 110: Refractories Market in India (2002-2004):
Production in '000 Metric Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-66
Table 111: Refractories Market in India (2004-05):
Percentage Breakdown of Production by Category - High
Alumina Bricks/Shapes, Fire Clay Bricks/ Shapes, Basic
Bricks/Shapes, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-67
Product Launches/Developments III-67
Strategic Corporate Developments III-67
Key Players III-70
Austral Brick Company Ltd. (Australia) III-70
Boral Limited (Australia) III-70
CSR Limited (Australia) III-70
Lanka Tiles Limited (Sri Lanka) III-70
Tata Refractories, Ltd. (India) III-71
B.Market Analytics III-71
Table 112: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Clay Building Materials and Clay Refractories
by Product Segment - Clay Building Materials (Clay Bricks,
Floor & Wall Tiles, and Other Clay Products); and Clay
Refractories Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 113: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Clay
Building Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment
- Clay Building Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles,
and Other Clay Products); and Clay Refractories Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 114: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Clay
Building Materials and Clay Refractories by Product Segment
- Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Clay Building
Materials (Clay Bricks, Floor & Wall Tiles, and Other Clay
Products); and Clay Refractories Markets for Years 2000,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

6. The Middle East III-74
A.Market Analysis III-74
Current & Future Analysis III-74
Strategic Corporate Developments III-74
B.Market Analytics III-75
Table 115: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future


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