Spain's Tile Exports to U.S. Rose 11.8% in 2018

Castellón, Spain, March 11, 2019-ASCER, the Spanish Association of Ceramic Wall and Floor Tile Manufacturers, released its summary for the 2018 year-end at its traditional international press conference at Cevisama, which revealed a sharp hike in U.S. sales (+11,8%), which ranks second on the list of Tile of Spain’s export markets. The American continent accounts for 18,3% of exports.    

Production figures in the Spanish sector reached similar levels of those obtained in 2017, standing at 530 million square meters, whilst overall sales growth looks set to rise by about 2% to a total of €3.600 million. Almost three quarters of the total sales correspond to the 187 countries the industry exports to. Growth on the domestic market continued, rising by 7% to 8% and is estimated to reach 890 million euros by the close of 2018.