The global ceramic tiles market size was estimated at USD 186.70 billion in 2023 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4% from 2024 to 2030. Increasing demand for aesthetically, superior and durable wall and floor covering solutions and consumer trends in floor design have been driving industry growth of the market over the past few years. Expansion of offices & workspaces, improving consumer lifestyle, and rapid urbanization are factors that have also contributed to the market growth. The tremendous cost of rehabilitation has created a demand for materials with a much longer life span and requiring minimal maintenance. This is expected to have a positive impact on the industry over the forecast period. Ceramic tiles are available in a variety of colors, textures, and sizes which has led to an increase in the attractiveness of this market segment over the past years.
The growth in construction spending in the emerging Middle Eastern and Asia Pacific economies can be attributed to the strong industrial and economic development coupled with population expansion, which is likely to have a positive impact on the demand for ceramic tiles in these regions over the forecast period. Furthermore, the governments of emerging economies have invested significantly in public infrastructures such as offices, building hospitals, and housing societies.
The U.S. ceramic wall tiles industry is expected to witness substantial growth over the forecast period owing to the expansion of the construction sector in the country. The rising application of ceramic wall tiles in fireplace cladding and feature walls is the major factor driving the industry. In response to the rising demand, industry players are focusing on launching new wall tile collections.
The positive outlook of the healthcare sector in the U.S. is expected to promote the demand for anti-bacterial, stain & water-resistant, low-maintenance, and highly durable flooring over the forecast period. Changing consumer preferences coupled with increasing options for decorative flooring to improve the aesthetics of commercial buildings such as offices and business centers are further expected to promote the demand over the forecast period.
Market growth stage is high, and pace of this industry growth is accelerating. The ceramic tiles industry is characterized by a high degree of innovation owing to rapid technological advancements. The industry is characterized by developments in technology to produce advanced products used in construction applications. Advancements in inkjet technology have enabled manufacturers to replicate the intricate veining patterns and color depth of natural stones such as marble, travertine, slate, and limestone. Marble-styled tiles are witnessing a growing adoption rate due to their minimalist looks and elegance. These tiles are primarily preferred for bathrooms and corridors in commercial buildings such as shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, and religious buildings.
Ceramic tiles market is also characterized by a high level of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity by leading players. This is due to several factors, including shifting focus towards expansion of production capabilities and strengthening their position in the industry.
Ceramic tiles industry is governed by several regulations and standards on its use and production. Several agencies, such as the American Society for Testing and Materials, European Standard, and The International Organization for Standardization, have imposed regulations on the production of ceramic tiles. The regulations have also been implemented on raw materials required for ceramic tiles production. Stringent environmental regulations have led to an increase in R&D activities and the development of eco-friendly ceramic tiles, which are expected to increase the market penetration of industry players in the near future. In addition, the Initiative taken by the Government of Italy to promote the ceramic industry is expected to open new industry avenues over the next seven years. Demand for durability in building structures is expected to promote demand for rubber, glass and quarry tiles, thus posing a challenge for the industry over the forecast period.
End-user concentration is a significant factor in this industry as there are a number of end-user industries that are driving demand for ceramic tiles. Ceramic tiles are distributed through direct channels which includes the direct sales network of the manufacturers that include commercial agents. In addition, it is also supplied through intermediaries that include the commercial companies that only deal with sales to distributors.
The floor tiles application accounted for the largest revenue share in 2023 and is the major demand-driving segment for this market. Consumers are rapidly shifting from traditional marble and stone floors to low-cost and maintenance-free ceramic tiles. Ceramic tiles are stain-resistant and maintain the appearance for a longer period. Technological advancements such as the enhancement of digital printing processes are further aiding in driving the industry demand. Newly developed printers offer excellent features such as high resolution and nanometre grade and multi-layer printing on flat, curved or textured surfaces.
Additionally, ceramic wall tiles are increasingly being adopted in newer residential application settings such as in halls, lobbies, and bedrooms. Moreover, these tiles are emerging as a cost-effective alternative to conventional stone materials that are used in commercial settings such as corporate offices, hotel lobbies, and museums. These trends are, therefore, projected to drive the overall demand for global ceramics wall tiles over the forecast period.
The commercial segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2023. Rising demand for highly durable and cost-efficient ceramic flooring for use in high-traffic commercial and industrial sectors is projected to drive the industry growth over the forecast period. The development of new products and hassle-free installation techniques has considerably driven the industry growth of ceramic tiles. In addition, ceramic tiles are emerging as cost effective and eco-friendly solutions use in various sectors including healthcare, office, institution, retail, and other commercial areas owing to anti-bacterial, anti-slip, and water-resistant properties offered by the product.
Rising preference for ceramic floorings by designers and architects is expected to boost their demand in the commercial application segment over the projected period. Moreover, the expansion of modern offices and workspaces, growing renovation activities in commercial spaces, and rapid industrialization in developing economies are expected to propel industry growth over the forecast period.
Asia Pacific region dominated the market and accounted for a 54.1% share in 2023and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. High product demand from residential and commercial construction segments in developing countries of Asia Pacific including India and China is expected to offer growth opportunities for industry development. Ceramic tiles have deeply penetrated the regional construction sector on account of the widespread availability of prominent manufacturers. Asia Pacific is characterized by high temperatures and extreme climatic environments, which is expected to contribute to the product demand in flooring applications as ceramic tiles are appropriate for extreme temperature.
China is a major country producing ceramic tiles in the world. Abundant raw material availability coupled with cheaper production costs is expected to drive the growth of market in the country. The rising population coupled with growing urbanization has led to infrastructure development in China. Tightening regulatory norms and rising concerns regarding environmental pollution have propelled the construction of energy-efficient green buildings in China.
The increase in the construction sector is expected to be supported by improved government funding across the Middle East and Africa, due to the availability of financing methods such as public private partnerships, domestic capital markets or private investment funds, which will subsequently have a rapid impact on ceramic tiles indsutry throughout the region. Increase in investment by the governments of UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar in construction projects in order to boost economic growth in their particular countries is expected to drive the construction industry, thereby boosting the demand for ceramic tiles over the forecast period.
The porcelain tiles segment dominated this market and accounted for a share of 53.2% in 2023. Porcelain tiles are developed from fine, dense clay. They are fired at extreme temperatures to make them highly durable. These are heavy and hard-like stones; however, they are free from pores that make them highly resistant to moisture. Moreover, mold and bacteria resistance offered by impervious porcelain tiles leads to their long-term value for use in flooring applications. In addition, these tiles are free from fading and are easy to maintain.
Porcelain tiles are primarily used for developing flooring owing to their high resistance to mold and fungi growth; chemicals; and stains. They are suitable for use in commercial spaces such as hotels, shopping malls, and institutional buildings. The surging use of sustainable construction materials in the Asia Pacific is expected to positively influence the consumption of porcelain tiles in the country as their manufacturing process is also environmentally friendly.
Glazed tiles are used in general and wet areas, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry areas. These have an extra glass-based protective layer which is not given in unglazed tiles, which makes them water and stain resistant. Scratch-resistant tiles are primarily utilized in high-footfall areas, such as landscapes, pathways, parking, and shop floors with stressed usage conditions.
Some of the key players operating in this industry include Mohawk Industries, Inc., SCG Ceramics, Grupo Lamosa, Grupo Cedasa, and RAK Ceramics:
Mohawk Industries, Inc., is headquartered in Georgia, U.S., and is primarily engaged in the production of flooring components. It designs, sources materials, manufactures, and distributes different types of flooring materials to markets including residential new construction, residential replacement, and commercial constructions. This company operates its business through segments: Global Ceramics, Flooring North America, and Flooring Rest of the World
RAK Ceramics designs and manufactures ceramic tiles and sanitary ware for residential & commercial purposes. It majorly serves Asia Pacific and Europe, with over 40 subsidiaries operating in tiles and bathroom fittings
Kajaria Ceramics Limited company designs and manufactures ceramic and vitrified tiles as well as flooring products. This company has seven manufacturing units in India and global sales operations in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Its sales & distribution facilities in European region are located in Spain, France, Belgium, UK, Germany, and East Europe
China Ceramics Co., Ltd, and Florim Ceramiche S.p.A. are some of the emerging industry participants in this market.
China Ceramics Co., Ltd. is engaged in the manufacturing of ceramic tiles. Its products are offered in domestic as well as international markets and are used in interior flooring and exterior siding of residential and commercial buildings.
Florim Ceramiche S.p.A. owns a network of production units, logistic centers, and business partnerships in Europe, North America, and Asia. It manufactures tiles, porcelain stoneware, ceramic slabs, and stoneware products for architecture, interior design, and construction.
In January 2023, H & R Johnson, a company that is part of Prism Johnson Limited and is involved in the manufacturing of ceramic tiles, launched its new collection at an event held in Kolkata, India. This new collection consists of 3,000 new designs of ceramic tiles, which find applications in a variety of spaces catering to the industry demand of architects and designers.
In June 2022, Mohawk Industries, Inc. entered into an agreement to acquire Vitromex, a Mexican ceramic tile manufacturer that holds a leading position in the market. This company has four manufacturing facilities located across Mexico and a broad distribution network. This acquisition allowed Mohawk Industries, Inc. to increase its participation in the Mexican ceramic tile market with the help of Virtomex brand.
Market size value in 2024
USD 199.31 billion
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 306.73 billion
CAGR of 7.4% from 2024 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2018 - 2022
2024 - 2030
Volume in million/billion square meters, and Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Product, application, end-use, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa
U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; UK; France; Russia; Spain; Turkey; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Oman; Qatar; Bahrain; Kuwait
Key companies profiled
Atlas Concorde S.p.A.; MOHAWK INDUSTRIES, INC.; Crossville, Inc.; RAK Ceramics; Cerámica Saloni; Florida Tile, Inc.; PORCELANOSA Grupo A.I.E.; Kajaria Ceramics Limited; GRUPPO CERAMICHE RICCHETTI S.p.A.; China Ceramics Co., Ltd.; Guangdong Monalisa Industry Co.; Guangdong Newpearl Ceramics Group Co., Ltd.; Florim Ceramiche S.p.A.
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This report forecasts revenue growth at regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global ceramic tiles market report based on product, application, end-use, and region.
Product Outlook (Volume, Million Square Meters; Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)
Glazed ceramic tiles
Scratch free ceramic tiles
Application Outlook (Volume, Million Square Meters; Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)
End-use Outlook (Volume, Million Square Meters; Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)
Regional Outlook (Volume, Million Square Meters; Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)
Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
b. The global ceramic tiles market size was estimated at USD 186.70 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach USD 199.31 billion in 2024.
b. The global ceramic tiles market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.4% from 2024 to 2030 to reach USD 306.73 billion by 2030.
b. Porcelain tiles led the market and accounted for about 53.2% share of the revenue in 2023, which can be attributed to the impervious porcelain tiles offering mold and bacteria resistance thereby enhancing its long-term value in the floor covering
b. Some of the key players operating in the ceramic tiles market include Mohawk Industries, Inc.; SCG Ceramics, Inc.; Grupo Lamosa, Grupo Cedasa; RAK Ceramics; Ceramica Carmelo Fior; Pamesa and Kajaria Ceramics Ltd.
b. Key factors driving the ceramic tiles market growth include the growth in the construction of office spaces, shopping malls, lodging spaces, and other utility spaces across the globe
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