Ceramics & Tiles

Ceramics & Tiles 2019

India is the second largest tiles manufacturer in the world, a distinction which it secured in 2017. Having achieved that distinction, the industry, domestically, is in the midst of transition – from unorganised to organised; from unbranded to branded and from mass consumption to premium ones. Also, the industry has attracted many new entrants into the sector along with which some problems related with glut and intense competition too. Our sector special feature on ‘Tiles and Ceramics’ focuses on several issues which are haunting the industry currently like competition, export scenario, legal issues, taxation issues, fuel pricing and trend.

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Industry reports
Ceramics clusters of the world
Export scenario
Industry feedback
Trends
Gas price scenario
Newsmakers in the industry
GST and its aftermath
Competitive landscape

Lessons to be learnt from Chinese dominance in ceramics industry

China is the largest producer and exporter of ceramic tiles and this feat has been achieved in less than two decades. Though

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Rahul Chopra is now Business Head at Everest Industries

Rahul Chopra, a veteran in building materials industry, is now the Business Head (Boards & Panels) at Everest Industries. Till now Chopra

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Morbi is India’s ceramic export hub too

The Vibrant Ceramic Expo held in November 2017 may be considered as a turning point in the history of ceramics exports from

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Energy efficiency in MSME ceramics industry

With increased competition and the ongoing oversupply condition, adopting innovative practices which can manage the bottom line are a necessity for enhanced

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No representation from the industry over ceramics imports

According to CR Chaudhary,  Minister of State, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the government has not received representation regarding the adverse impact

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Ceramic clusters of the world

One of the interesting aspects of ceramics industry globally is that the industry has prospered through clustered approach. There are many reasons

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Cera may acquire stake in wall tile manufacturing company

Cera Sanitaryware, third largest sanitaryware manufacturer in the country,  is planning to acquire a stake in a wall tiles manufacturing company. However,

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Kajaria to complete its expansion plans in next FY

Kajaria Ceramics, the largest manufacturer of ceramic/vitrified tiles in India and the ninth largest in the world, is expected to complete all

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Rush to set up ceramic tiles units abates

One of the biggest problems faced by ceramic tiles manufacturers in recent times was the falling price of tiles, mainly vitrified tiles.

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Hydroceramic project brings out interesting facts

Barcelona’s IAAC architecture school recently undertook a project to develop a prototype material – a product they call hydroceramics – that passively

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Indian ceramics industry – growing in size

The size of Indian ceramics industry which consists of ceramic tiles, sanitary ware and crockery is estimated to be around Rs 27,000

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Trend is towards ‘slim’ and ‘big’

Slim tiles are now becoming the trend especially in high end constructions. Slim tiles are thin and lightweight yet incredibly strong.  Special

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Things are getting stabilised for ceramics industry

Year 2018 was one of the toughest years for ceramic tiles manufacturers in the counrty. It is often said that “Trouble comes

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Unlimited creativity – Ceramic & Tiles

In an industry stepped in tradition, change can be difficult. While we don’t want to reinvent the wheel, any opportunity to inject

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Year 2018 – a tough year for ceramics manufacturers

Indian ceramics industry is passing through one of the toughest phases with stagnant demand, rising fuel costs and rapid increase in production

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GCC may impose anti-dumping duty on Indian tiles

Just as things were seeming to return to normalcy, Indian tiles industry is in for another setback. This time it is on

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Changing face of Indian tiles industry

There is almost a general consensus that price of GVT tiles has reached the rock bottom and there is no scope for

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Morbi – the ceramics hub of India

Globally ceramics industry has evolved through cluster approach. Ceramic clusters are characterised by the availability of raw material, nearby consumption markets or

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Cost to go up for Morbi ceramics manufacturers

Last week’s Gujarat High Court’s order directing the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) to close ceramic manufacturing units using coal-based gasifiers located

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