TZMI 2014: Chinese ceramics industry will continue to consolidate owing to market pressures
Published: Thursday, 13 November 2014
Though production in the industry has grown, Chinese ceramics producers have been shutting down and consolidating due to environmental pressures, overcapacity and increasing costs. As the industry consumes around 250m tpa raw materials such as grade kaolin, ball clays, fluorspar, feldspar, wollastonite, zircon and gypsum, this will no doubt have a negative impact on raw material suppliers.
The Chinese ceramics industry saw a small production
increase in the first half of 2014 but sales remained weak as
the industry continues to face a variety of market pressures,
delegates at the TZMI Congress 2014 heard yesterday in
Eileen Hao, senior consultant at EH Consultancy, told