Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Ceramic Product Manufacturing industry is steadily shrinking as a share of the Australian economy due to the substitution by low-cost alternatives (e.g. glass, PVC and concrete products) and the penetration of low-cost imports. Industry sales have halved since the mid-2000s, and the industry has shed over 1,000 jobs as about 200 plants have ceased operations.
The industry manufactures a diverse range of ceramic products, including toilet bowls and plumbing components, terracotta roof tiles, wall and floor tiles, ornamental pottery and fine china crockery, and refractory products used for lining furnaces and building pizza ovens... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Ceramic Product Manufacturing industry has endured a period of sustained decline since the early 2000s. Total revenue has fallen to about half that of the 2003-04 cyclical peak and many firms have left the industry, unable to compete against competition from low-cost imports and substitute products. Over the past decade, several of the leading firms have ceased local production, including the exit of the leading wall tile manufacturer Johnson Tiles in late 2004, and the leading crockery manufacturer Australian Fine China (AFC) in July 2006... purchase to read more