GVR Report cover Tableware Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Tableware Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Glassware, Ceramicware, Metalware, Plastic/Fiberware), By Distribution (Offline, Online), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Published Date: Jun 2019
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-934-0
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2015 - 2017

Report Overview

The global tableware market size was valued at USD 40.1 billion in 2018 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 6.0% over the forecast period. Economic growth in emerging countries and development of attractive tableware are the primary factors driving this industry. Moreover, rising disposable income, changing lifestyle, and increasing number of houses are driving the demand for the product over the last few years and are expected to propel the market growth in the forecast period.

U.S. tableware market

Furthermore, increasing urbanization is one of the prominent factors as it leads to change in purchasing behavior of the consumer group. Growing residential sector is also propelling the demand for the product. For instance, as per census 2011, in India, the number of houses has increased from 52.06 million to 78.48 million. In other countries, growing population due to migration of consumer group from different countries has increased the number of household consumption, thus propelling the market demand for the product.

For instance, a large population of consumer group from India is shifting to North American countries such as Canada and U.S., which is, in turn, impacting the demand for the product in the region, eventually fueling the global demand. Trend of living in rental house leads the consumers to often change their house, thus consumers prefer to have new tableware in their new house. This is eventually propelling the market demand for the product.

Growing commercial sectors, especially the hospitality sector, are influencing the market growth. In developing countries such as India and China, the hospitality industry is growing at a robust pace and high investment has been made in the sector. For instance, due to increasing startups such as oyo rooms and fabhotels, the number of hotels has increased to a great extent in the last few years. This has led the other industry players in hospitality to upgrade their products and services in order to gain a competitive edge over new entrants, thus fueling the demand in the forecast period.

Usage of disposable plates in various small restaurants due to low cost and no maintenance cost can restrain the market growth in the commercial sector. However, increasing awareness about the health benefits of using stainless steels and aluminum plates for eating can negate the effect of the aforementioned restraining factors.

Distribution Channel Insights

The offline segment dominated the market in 2018 and accounted for 83.0% share of the total revenue. Increasing demand for the ceramicware segment and perception of issues with the delivery of fragile items are propelling the segment growth. Traditional method of shopping and difference in price in local retail outlets and other wholesale markets are the reasons for the segment growth.

The online segment is anticipated to register a CAGR of 7.5% in the forecast period. Increasing internet penetration in rural areas, faster and trusted delivery by various online portals, and replacement options are driving the segment. Moreover, young working consumer groups with hectic schedule prefer to buy online rather than offline due to easy access and doorstep service. This, in turn, is expected to drive the segment in the coming years.

Product Insights

On the basis of product, the global tableware market is segmented into glassware, metalware, ceramicware, and fiberware. The metalware segment accounted for the largest share of 33.6% in 2018 and is expected to witness significant growth in the near future. A major population prefers to have their dinnerware of metal in countries such as India. Glasses and stands are mostly made of stainless steels, thus fueling the demand for metalware in the forecast period. Demand for metals such as stainless steel and aluminum for dinnerware is increasing due to increasing awareness about the health benefits of metal plates for eating. These are the prominent factors boosting the segment growth.

Global tableware market

The ceramicware segment is expected to register a significant CAGR during the forecast period. Changing lifestyle, increasing disposable income, and introduction of low cost ceramicware are propelling the demand for the product. Adoption of the product in developing countries like India and China is expected to drive the segment in the forecast period. The glassware segment also accounts for a significant market share. Usage of the product in European countries and increasing demand for the product in other developing countries are propelling the demand for the segment.

Regional Insights

In 2018, Europe led the market with a share of 35.0% and is anticipated to expand at a significant CAGR in the near future. In Europe, Germany accounts for the majority of share and is expected to register a CAGR of 7.6% over the forecast period. High usage of different types of tableware and increased spending power of the consumer group are driving the market in the region.

Asia Pacific is the fastest growing regional market due to high demand from the developing countries such as India and China. Changing lifestyle and increasing disposable income are expected to drive the market in the forecast period. Increasing number of houses due to growing population and rapid development is also a prominent driving factor. Moreover, increasing number of hotels, pubs, bars, and various other options of dine out is fueling the regional market growth in the forecast period.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Inter ikea group, Tesco.com, Meyer Corporation Group, Cuisinart, Saint-Louis, Mikasa, Raynaud Limoges, Bernardaud, Waterford Wedgewood, and Puiforcat are some of the major market players in the industry. The market presents moderate to high entry barriers due to presence of leading market players and requirement of high setting cost. The market is further driven by innovation in designs, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. For instance, Royal Copenhagen merged with Orrefors/Kosta Boda to form Royal Scandinavia. Joint venture has also become one of the common business strategies. Libbey Inc. came into a partnership with Mexico’s Victrocrisa. This trend has been followed by various European companies as well.

Tableware Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 45.08 billion

Revenue forecast in 2025

USD 60.40 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.0% from 2019 to 2025

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, distribution channel, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; U.K.; Germany; China; India; Brazil; Saudi Arabia

Key companies profiled

Inter ikea group; Tesco.com; Meyer Corporation Group; Cuisinart; Saint-Louis; Mikasa; Raynaud Limoges; Bernardaud; Waterford Wedgewood; Puiforcat

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global tableware market report on the basis of product, distribution channel, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2015 - 2025)

    • Glassware

    • Ceramicware

    • Metalware

    • Plastic/fiberware

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2015 - 2025)

    • Online

    • Offline

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2015 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

    • CSA

      • Brazil

    • MEA

      • Saudi Arabia

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