Ceramic Tile Imports Declined 9.9% in First Eight Months of 2023

New York, NY, October 19, 2023-In the first eight months of 2023, total U.S. imports of ceramic tile were 125.8 million square meters, a decline of 9.9% from the same period in 2022. 

when imports were 139.5 million square meters. This decrease was due to the declines in imports from Spain (-23.5%), Italy (-21.8%), Turkey (-38.8%) and Brazil (-14.7%) and Mexico (-2.7%). 

Imports from India were up 40.4%. 

Imports in square meters were as follows: India is in first place with 24.3. million square meters, followed by Spain (22.6 million square meters), Mexico (21.5 million square meters), Italy (18.8 million square meters), Brazil (12.3 million square meters) and Turkey (10.9 million square meters).  

Imports in dollars were as follows: Italy is in first place with $404 million, followed by Spain ($336 million), Mexico ($184 million), India ($120 million), Turkey ($99 million) and Brazil ($85 million). Total dollar imports were down by 8.6% from $1.509 million to $1.379 million.

Average F.O.B values per square meter were as follows: Italy ($21.45), Spain ($14.90), Mexico ($8.56), India ($4.97), Turkey ($9.06), Brazil ($6.87), All countries ($10.96).