Updated Jan 24, 2023 17:54

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

Market Overview
The Brazilian market for non-refractory clay flooring blocks, support or filler tiles expanded slightly to $ in , with an increase of % 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, recorded a deep reduction. Over the period under review, the market attained the maximum level at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to , consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, production of non-refractory clay flooring blocks, support or filler tiles rose to $ in estimated in export price. Over the period under review, production, however, continues to indicate a abrupt setback. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2019 with an increase of % against the previous year. Production of peaked at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to , production failed to regain momentum.


Consumption
In , the amount of non-refractory clay flooring blocks, support or filler tiles consumed in Brazil totaled tons, rising by % compared with the previous year's figure. In general, consumption, however, saw a perceptible slump. Consumption of peaked at tons in 2008; however, from 2009 to , consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

The value of the market for non-refractory clay flooring blocks, support or filler tiles in Brazil totaled $ in , with an increase of % 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). Overall, consumption, however, recorded a abrupt descent. Over the period under review, the market attained the peak level at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to , consumption remained at a lower figure.


Market Forecast
Depressed by shrinking demand for non-refractory clay flooring blocks, support or filler tiles in Brazil, the market is expected to continue its downward consumption trend over the next eight-year period. 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
Over the period under review, imports of non-refractory clay flooring blocks, support or filler tiles in Brazil were negligibly small compared to the production volumes. Therefore, the share of imports in the total market was practically nonexistent, both in volume and in value terms. This situation has remained constant over the period under review, which means that domestic producers entirely meet the domestic demand for non-refractory clay flooring blocks, support or filler tiles. In , the share of imports in total consumption accounted for % in value terms and less than % in physical terms. The share of imports remained relatively constant over the period under review. The growth in the share of Brazil 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 less than % in physical terms. The share of imports decreased moderately (less than percentage point) over the period under review.


Trade Balance
Brazil remains a net importer of non-refractory clay flooring blocks, support or filler tiles; in physical and value terms, imports consistently exceeded exports from 2007 to . In , there was a trade deficit of tons, which was equal to $. Those figures reflect the fact that neither imports nor exports don’t dominate the trade balance, and the country may export not only the product manufactured domestically, but also re-export some previously imported goods.