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Ceramics Manufacturing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Ceramics Manufacturing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 32711CA | Aug 2014

Cracking clay: Overwhelming import penetration will continue to weigh on the industry

IBISWorld’s Ceramics Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$32m
Annual Growth 09-14
-3.6%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
293
Businesses
224
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Ceramics Manufacturing industry produce three different types of products: pottery, kitchenware and artwork; porcelain plumbing fixtures and porcelain electrical supplies. While the industry as a whole has largely been in a state of perpetual decline, small-scale craft ceramics producers, who do not compete on price, have maintained their small markets, thereby changing the nature of the industry as a whole. Import penetration has and will continue to characterize this industry, as low-cost labour countries offer the same products at competitive prices... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry within this industry vary depending on the product segment a startup operates in. Barriers are very low for pottery, ceramic artwork and decorations and kitchenware producers. Inexpensive versions of these products are often mass-produced in large factories in countries with low labour costs. In Canada however, the majority of such products are craft-oriented and therefore rely heavily predominantly on the labour of skilled workers. Consequently, capital requirements for a startup pottery or ceramic art producer in Canada are very low, and typically only include a kiln, hand tools and lathes. This segment can function as a “cottage industry,” in which operators are able to work from home with their own equipment... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Ceramics Manufacturing Industry?

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in shaping, molding, glazing and firing plumbing fixtures, pottery and electrical supplies, made entirely or partly of clay or other ceramic materials. The most-common products are porcelain, also called vitreous china.

Industry Products
Pottery, kitchenware and artworkPorcelain plumbing fixturesPorcelain electrical supplies
 
Industry Activities
Porcelain and ceramic bathroom and plumbing-fixturePorcelain and ceramic tableware and kitchenwarePottery productPorcelain electrical-fitting


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