June 25, 2012 05:08 ET

Market Research Projects Ceramic Sanitary Ware Production at 443 Million Units by 2016

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - Jun 25, 2012) - has announced the addition of the new report "Ceramic Sanitary Ware - Global Market Trends & Forecasts By Product & Technology (2011 - 2016)," to their collection of Medical Devices market reports. For more information, visit:

This report analyses the global ceramic sanitary ware production market and covers its production by geography, product type, and technology. By geography, the reported is segmented into Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, South America, and Rest of the World. The products covered in this report include toilet sinks, water closets, wash basins, cisterns, pedestals, and others. Others products include bidets, squat pans, shower trays, and urinals. By technology the report studies slip casting and pressure casting. Primarily, slip casting technology is used for molding ceramic sanitary wares, however high pressure casting technology offers number of benefits such as increased productivity, reduction in manpower, and high mold life. The penetration of pressure casting technology differs from region to region for production of ceramic sanitary wares.

This report estimates the market size of the global ceramic sanitary ware market both in terms of volume and value. It discusses market drivers, restraints and opportunity, raw material, and product price trends. It also includes raw material analysis (kaolin, feldspar, ball clay, quartz), value chain analysis, Porter's analysis, pricing trends, and patent analysis. The report also deals with market share by participant for the overall market. It also tracks the recent activities of market players in terms of product launches, expansion plans, supply contracts, and partnerships and collaborations. In addition, the top 21 players of the ceramic sanitary ware market have been profiled in this report.

The ceramic sanitary ware market covers its production across regions. The ceramic sanitary ware market is analyzed in terms of volume (million units) produced utilizing pressure and slip casting technology in each region. This data is used to assess the penetration levels of pressure casting technology in each region. The improving sanitation levels in developing countries, low energy, and labor cost in Asia-Pacific and South America are driving the growth in ceramic sanitary ware production. In addition, changing consumer preferences have driven the development of new luxury sanitary wares such as private spas, saunas, shower systems, larger baths, etc. However, restraints such as low penetration of pressure casting technology and environmental effects of ceramic sanitary ware hamper the growth of the global ceramic sanitary ware market.

The global ceramic sanitary ware production is expected to grow from 325 million units in 2011 to 443 million units by 2016, at an estimated CAGR of 6.39% for the same period. As of year 2011, Asia-Pacific leads ceramic sanitary ware production with a share of 52.6% followed by Europe (17.9%), South America (12.6%), North America (9.2%), and ROW (7.7%). Among the top countries are China, Mexico, Turkey, Brazil, and Colombia. The major players in the industry are Roca Sanitario SA (Spain), ToTo (Japan), American Standard (U.S.), Kohler Group (U.S.), Eczacibasi (Turkey), Duravit (Germany), Villeroy & Boch (Germany), and Ceramica Althea (Italy).

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to continue its dominance on the global ceramic sanitary ware production, due to the steady growth of ceramic sanitary ware industry of China, and emergence of other powerhouses within the region; namely India, and Thailand.

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