China & Earthenware Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 1/29/2024
SIC Codes: 3261
NAICS Codes: 32711
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Companies in this industry manufacture earthenware plumbing fixtures, tableware, and other ceramic products. Major companies include CoorsTek and Kohler (US), Duravit and Villeroy & Boch (Germany), as well as Kyocera and TOTO (Japan).

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 income in emerging markets is also expected to increase revenue to about $285 billion by 2025, according to Yahoo Finance.

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.


Major products include wet and dry process voltage porcelain products; and vitreous plumbing fixtures, which both ...

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