Global leading ceramic tile manufacturing countries 2018

In 2018, China was by far the leading ceramic tile manufacturer worldwide, producing roughly 5.7 billion square meters of ceramic tile that year. India was the second largest producer, at 1.15 billion square meters that year.

China: the world leader of ceramics

In addition to being the world’s leading manufacturer of ceramic tiles, China was also the leading ceramic tile exporter in 2018. China also exported more than 3.6 million metric tons of porcelain and pottery (for domestic use) that year. The value of these exported goods amounted to just over 10 billion U.S. dollars. Since China and India are the two largest ceramic tile manufacturing countries, it is not surprising that Asia is the largest ceramic tile producing region in the world.

Ceramic tiles in building

Ceramic tiles are a durable, low maintenance, stain and water-resistant material that are practical for use in a wide variety of building surfaces due to these features. They also come in endless colors and designs, which also makes this an attractive material to build with. Mosaic tiles are an example of ceramic tiles that are intended for artistic purposes first, while also providing the practical usefulness of ceramic tiles as a building material.

Leading ceramic tile manufacturing countries worldwide in 2018

Production in million square meters
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September 2019



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