Ceramics Manufacturing in Canada
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. However, over the five years to 2017, reveue is expected to have risen slightly due to the increased dominance of small-scale pottery makers. In the coming years, industry revenue is expected to continue its longe term decline. 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 effects of large-scale exits.
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.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.