Updated Jan 24, 2023 18:04

Market for Non-Refractory Clay Flooring Blocks, Support Or Filler Tiles in Germany

Market Overview
The German market for non-refractory clay flooring blocks, support or filler tiles soared to $ in , increasing by % against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Over the period under review, consumption, however, continues to indicate a deep slump. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to , consumption remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, production of non-refractory clay flooring blocks, support or filler tiles shrank to $ in estimated in export price. In general, production continues to indicate a buoyant increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the production volume increased by %. Production of peaked at $ in , and then reduced in the following year.


Consumption
In , the amount of non-refractory clay flooring blocks, support or filler tiles consumed in Germany skyrocketed to tons, growing by % against figures. Overall, consumption, however, recorded a abrupt descent. Consumption of peaked at tons in 2007; however, from 2008 to , consumption failed to regain momentum.

The size of the market for non-refractory clay flooring blocks, support or filler tiles in Germany soared to $ in , increasing by % against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, consumption, however, saw a deep setback. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to , consumption failed to regain momentum.


Market Forecast
Depressed by shrinking demand for non-refractory clay flooring blocks, support or filler tiles in Germany, the market is expected to continue its downward consumption trend over the next eight years. The performance of the market is forecast to contract with an anticipated CAGR of -% for the period from to , which is projected to depress the market volume to tons by the end of .

In value terms, the market is forecast to contract with an anticipated CAGR of -% for the period from to , which is projected to bring the market value to $ (in nominal prices) by the end of .


Market Structure
The growth in the share of Germany imports of in the non-refractory clay flooring blocks, support or filler tiles market structure from % in 2007 to % in is explained by a more substantial reduction in output, compared with a decrease in imports. In , the share of imports in total consumption accounted for % in value terms and % in physical terms. The share of imports increased moderately ( percentage point) over the period under review.


Trade Balance
Germany remains a net exporter of non-refractory clay flooring blocks, support or filler tiles; in physical and value terms, exports consistently exceeded imports from 2007 to . In , there was a significant trade surplus of tons, which was equal to $. This tangible trade surplus reflects the fact that the market remains buoyed by domestic production, and the industry is highly incorporated into the global market, which is likely to continue in the medium term.