Cracking clay: Overwhelming import penetration will continue to weigh on the industry

The Ceramics Manufacturing industry is composed of producers of three different types of products: pottery, kitchenware and artwork; porcelain plumbing fixtures; and advanced ceramic components. All three of the industry's subdivisions have been in a state of long-term decline as high production costs have made domestic operators uncompetitive with foreign manufacturers. However, over the five years to 2017, reveue is expected to have risen slightly due to the increased dominance of small-scale pottery makers. In the coming years, industry revenue is expected to continue its longe term more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • High production costs have made domestic operators uncompetitive with foreign manufacturers
  • Demand for plumbing fixtures is driven by the value of residential and nonresidential construction
  • Many large- and medium-sized plumbing fixtures and advanced ceramics manufacturers will continue to relocate
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Ceramics Manufacturing industry in Canada is composed of producers of three different categories of products: pottery, kitchenware and artwork; porcelain plumbing fixtures; and advanced ceramic components. Very high levels of import penetration across all of the industry’s subdivisions have been forcing operators to compete within a smaller window of the domestic market. While industry revenue is expected to have increased at an annualized rate of 6.8% to $49.7 million over the five years to 2017; this represents less than half of industry sales 12 years earlier. Due primarily to rising import penetration, industry revenue has been in long-term decline. Simultaneously, industry employment is forecast to have fallen at an annualized rate of 3.9% to 286 workers during the same period...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

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Marketing of differentiated products
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate index and Per capita disposable income in the Ceramics Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Ceramics Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in shaping, molding, glazing and firing plumbing fixtures, pottery and electrical supplies, made entirely or partly of clay or other ceramic materials. The most common products are porcelain, also called vitreous china.

    Industry Products
  • Pottery and ornamental ceramics
  • Kitchenware and tableware
  • Advanced ceramic and other components
  • Plumbing fixtures and related accesories
  • Industry Activities
  • Porcelain and ceramic bathroom and plumbing-fixture
  • Porcelain and ceramic tableware and kitchenware
  • Pottery product
  • Advanced ceramic components
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate index
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Value of residential construction
  • Value of nonresidential construction

  • Current Performance
  • Industry structure
  • Growth in domestic demand
  • International trade and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Potential disappearance of industry subsegments
  • Small-scale growth
  • 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
  • Homebuilders in Canada
  • Industrial Building Construction in Canada
  • Electrical Equipment Manufacturing in Canada
  • Boat Building in Canada
  • Commercial Building Construction in Canada
  • Municipal Building Construction in Canada
  • Plumbing in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Canada
  • Sand & Gravel Mining in Canada
  • Stone Mining in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Pottery and ornamental ceramics
  • Kitchenware and tableware
  • Advanced ceramic and other components
  • Plumbing fixtures and related accesories
  • Chart: Ceramics Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Residential and nonresidential construction
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Substitutes
  • Imports

  • Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Wholesalers, retailers, food services and households
  • Domestic manufacturing and energy markets
  • 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
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesDepreciation 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
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    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 (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Advanced Ceramic
  • A high performance ceramic with unique properties used in specialized applications where normal ceramics, plastics or metals fail to perform adequately.
  • Bone China
  • Also called fine china, this material is porcelain made with calcified bone ash. Its increased translucence and superior strength make it a preferred material for high-end tableware and ornaments.
  • 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.
  • Insulator
  • A material that impedes the free flow of electricity. Insulators are used to separate electrical currents within electrical equipment. Most ceramics are naturally excellent insulators.
  • Kaolin
  • A kind of soft, white clay used to make porcelain.
  • Semiconductor
  • A material that shares characteristics of both insulators and conductors and is a key component in all electrical equipment.
  • Vitreous China
  • Also known as porcelain, this is an impermeable and strong ceramic material made by kilning clay and other raw materials at very high temperatures.
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