Chinese Tile imports Down 24.2% in First 5 Months of 2019

Washington, DC, July 24, 2019--According to the most recent U.S. import statistics showing data from January to May, Chinese tile imports were down 24.2% in units--the largest drop of any country on the list.

Total imports from all foreign countries were down 3.6%. Italy was down 12.1% and Turkey was down 5.8%. Countries that experienced import growth were Brazil (+48.4%), Spain (+5.9) and Mexico (+4.7).

Despite this decline on a year over year basis, China is still the number one importer of ceramic tile into the U.S. from a unit perspective, followed by Mexico, Spain and Italy.