Easily breakable: Industry revenue will continue to decline as more domestic demand is met by imports

This Ceramics Manufacturing industry has historically suffered from declining sales because of rising imports, which placed downward pressure on prices. Despite modest gains in consumer spending and residential construction activity during the previous five-year period, large operators have been forced to move manufacturing facilities abroad. Due to heavy competition from low-cost imports, many domestic manufacturers struggle to compete and have either outsourced their manufacturing facilities to decrease costs or shut down completely. Despite growing value of residential and nonresidential construction, consumers are turning to imports for low pricing from foreign competitors...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry revenue will continue to decline as more domestic demand is met by imports
  • While imports continue to account for a large percentage of domestic demand, operators' exports are trending downwards
  • Increasing value of imports as a percentage of domestic demand is expected to hinder revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Industry products can be divided into four broad categories: advanced ceramics; porcelain plumbing fixtures and bathroom accessories; kitchenware and earthenware; and all other pottery products.Advanced ceramicsFine or technical ceramics, more commonly known as advanced ceramics, play a key role in industrial and technical machinery, electronics, computer technology and medicine. Advanced ceramics are used in all modern electronics, vehicles, piezoelectric devices, microfilters, high-temperature insulators and dozens of other specialized products. Unl...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Ceramics Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Ceramics Manufacturing Industry are

  • Marketing of differentiated products
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favor of market conditions
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Price of semiconductor and electronic components and Value of residential construction in the Ceramics Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Ceramics Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry includes establishments that primarily manufacture advanced ceramic materials and components, pottery and plumbing fixtures made of clay or other ceramic materials. This industry does not include companies that primarily make ceramic tiles or refractories, which are included in the Clay Brick and Product Manufacturing industry (IBISWorld report 32712).

    Industry Products
  • Plumbing fixtures and accessories (bathroom and kitchen)
  • Porcelain kitchenware, earthenware and pottery products
  • Advanced ceramics
  • Other pottery
  • Industry Activities
  • Advanced ceramic components
  • Advanced ceramic materials research and development
  • Ceramic pottery product
  • Porcelain plumbing and bathroom fixture
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Price of semiconductor and electronic components
  • Value of residential construction
  • Consumer spending
  • Industrial production index
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Import competition intensifying
  • Exports provide little relief
  • Cost-cutting efforts gaining traction
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Domestic competition
  • Research and development
  • Table: Ceramics Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Ceramics Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Transmission Line Construction
  • Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
  • Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Hardware Stores
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Plumbers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing
  • Dye & Pigment Manufacturing
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking
  • Sand & Gravel Mining
  • Stone Mining
  • Utilities

  • Products & Services
  • Advanced ceramics
  • Plumbing fixtures and accessories (bathroom and kitchen)
  • Other pottery
  • Porcelain kitchenware, earthenware and pottery products
  • Chart: Ceramics Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Residential and nonresidential construction
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from electrical equipment manufacturing
  • Substitutes

  • Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Domestic high-tech devices and transportation equipment manufacturin
  • Residential and nonresidential construction and remodeling
  • Other
  • Households, food service and hospitality
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ceramics Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation, rent and utilities
  • Marketing and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ceramics Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ceramics Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    CoorsTek Inc., Kohler Co.,
  • Table: CoorsTek Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Kohler Co. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ceramics Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Ceramics Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Trade Weighted Index (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Advanced Ceramics
  • A high performance ceramic with unique properties used in specialized applications where normal ceramics, plastics or metals fail to perform adequately
  • Bone China
  • A type of porcelain that includes calcified bone ash. Bone china is generally considered the finest type of porcelain due to its increased translucence and strength.
  • Capacitor
  • A dielectric electrical component that is used to store electrical energy. All modern electronics and high-tech devices contain capacitors.
  • Ceramic
  • Any inorganic, non-metallic material made from the chemical combination of a metal and a non-metal. Along with plastics and metals, ceramics form the third major class of materials.
  • Earthenware
  • A common ceramic material used extensively for pottery, tableware and decorative objects. Earthenware is the earliest type of ceramic produced by humans.
  • Insulator
  • A material that impedes the free flow of electricity. Insulators are used to separate electrical currents within electrical equipment. Some ceramic are naturally excellent insulators.
  • Porcelain
  • A white, impermeable and durable ceramic material made by heating clay and other raw materials in a kiln at very high temperatures -- also known as vitreous china.
  • Semiconductor
  • A material that shares characteristics of both insulators and conductors and is a key component in all electrical equipment.
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