China & Earthenware Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing
Companies in this industry manufacture china and earthenware plumbing fixtures, tableware, and other ceramic products. Major companies include CoorsTek, Duravit, Kohler, Kyocera, TOTO, and Villeroy & Boch.
Urbanization and rising incomes in the developing world, along with recovering construction markets in North America and Western Europe, are the chief demand drivers for china and earthenware plumbing fixtures and ceramic electrical products. Rising household formation rates and increased disposable incomes in emerging markets should also drive demand for other china, earthenware, and pottery products.
The US china and earthenware plumbing fixture industry includes about 600 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $2 billion.
Demand is primarily driven by construction spending and consumer income. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations and effective marketing. Large companies enjoy economies of scale in purchasing and marketing. Small companies can compete by offering niche products. The industry is highly concentrated: the 50 largest companies account for about 85% of industry revenue.
Imports, which primarily come from China and Mexico, account for about 90% of the US market. China accounts for about half of all US imports. Exports represent about 70% of US production. Leading export markets include Canada, Mexico, and Germany.
Products, Operations & Technology
Major products include vitreous china plumbing fixtures (toilets, sinks, urinals, and bidets); china, pottery, and ceramic and earthenware cookware and
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Trends and Opportunities
Call Preparation Questions
Glossary of Acronyms