——India is one of the world’s most important countries in ceramic production and consumption.
As the world’s second largest country in population, Indian ceramic market owns huge domestic demand, which indeed push forward the rapid development of Indian ceramic industry so as to make India ranked as the third largest country in production and consumption of ceramic tiles in the world.
Statistics show that India’s ceramic tiles volume has been increased from 390 million up to 490 million in 2009 with the growth rate of 25.6%. In 2010, India’s total ceramic production accounted as 6% of global output with its total volume reaching to 550 million with the year-on-year growth rate of 12.2%. From the year of 2005 to 2009, India’s ceramic consumption growth rate exceeds 10%, in which 22.6% in 2009. In 2010, India’s ceramic tiles consumption has been increased from 494 million to 557 million with its growth rate of 12.7% as compared to the previous year.
As the key part of Indian industries, the Indian ceramic industry earned its huge potential considering the per capita consumption while provides employment to over 600, 000 people. With introducing the globally advanced technology and equipment from China and Italy, Indian ceramic industry has made tremendous development in terms of production efficiency, quality, R&D and designing, which marks its strong position in the world market.
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