Updated Oct 18, 2022 04:40

Market for Ceramic Pipe, Conduit, Guttering And Pipe Fitting in Italy

Market Overview
The Italian market for ceramic pipes, conduits, guttering and pipe fittings was estimated at $ in , picking up 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 enjoyed a tangible increase. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $ in 2010; however, from 2011 to , consumption failed to regain momentum.

In value terms, production of ceramic pipes, conduits, guttering and pipe fittings rose to $ in estimated in export price. Overall, production, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of %. Production of peaked at $ in 2010; however, from 2011 to , production failed to regain momentum.


Consumption
After three years of growth, consumption of ceramic pipes, conduits, guttering and pipe fittings decreased by -% to tons in . Overall, consumption recorded a pronounced downturn. Consumption of peaked at tons in 2010; however, from 2011 to , consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

The value of the market for ceramic pipes, conduits, guttering and pipe fittings in Italy dropped to $ in , waning 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, recorded modest growth. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $ in 2010; however, from 2011 to , consumption failed to regain momentum.


Market Forecast
Depressed by shrinking demand for ceramic pipe, conduit, guttering and pipe fitting in Italy, 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, the share of imports in terms of total ceramic pipe, conduit, guttering and pipe fitting consumption in Italy was relatively small in physical terms, fluctuating under an % figure. In value terms the share of imports also stood at a low figure, which means that the Italy ceramic pipe, conduit, guttering and pipe fitting market is largely supplied by domestic manufacturers.


Trade Balance
Italy remains a net importer of ceramic pipe, conduit, guttering and pipe fitting; in physical and value terms, imports consistently exceeded exports from 2007 to . In , there was a significant trade deficit of tons, which was equal to $.