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Tile boom cracks

By Alex Feytis
Published: Monday, 26 April 2010

After many prosperous years, the ceramic tile industry saw its first real slowdown in 2008. Asia and the Middle East now lead the way to recovery, while Europe and the USA remain sluggish

The ceramic tile industry, a primary consumer of industrial minerals, produced 8,495m.m2 in 2008 (see Ceramic tiles at a glance). Depending principally on the construction industry, it comes as no surprise that it was severely impacted by the financial crisis. As a consequence, the last two years have been quite...

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