Ceramics Manufacturing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Ceramics Manufacturing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 32711CA | Jun 2015

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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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Ceramics Manufacturing industry is composed of producers of three different types of products: pottery, kitchenware and artwork; porcelain plumbing fixtures; and advanced ceramic components. All three of the industry's subdivisions have been in a state of long-term decline as high production costs have made domestic operators uncompetitive with foreign manufacturers. In the coming years, industry revenue is expected to continue to decline, albeit more slowly than over the past five years. Although intensifying import penetration will continue to force many industry operators to leave the industry, the relatively low number of businesses and the industry's low market share concentration are likely to shield the industry from the impact of large-scale exits... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry within this industry vary widely depending on product segment. 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 craftsmanship and artistic talent 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 artworkAdvanced ceramic componentsplumbing fixtures
Industry Activities
Porcelain and ceramic bathroom and plumbing-fixturePorcelain and ceramic tableware and kitchenwarePottery productPorcelain electrical-fitting

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