Tile of Spain Offers Wrap-Up of Cevisama
Miami, FL February 12, 2019–Cevisama, the International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings, held its 37th edition from January 28 to February 1 at the Feria Valencia center in Valencia, Spain.
Five-hundred-forty-two Spanish exhibitors showcased their latest products and innovations to over 94,000 industry professionals from more than 65 countries. During his introduction at Cevisama, Vicente Nomdedeu, the president of The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), outlined the 2018 production, sales and exports figures that reflect the strength of Spain’s industrial sector. The Spanish tile industry reached similar levels of success of those obtained in 2017 with overall sales increasing by 2%. With almost 75% of all sales made abroad, Spain currently exports to 187 countries worldwide with a total export growth of 1% since 2017. Particularly noteworthy is the 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 total exports.
The 37thedition of Cevisama saw a noticeable shift in ceramic tile trends including color and movement, cement tile reproductions, dramatic marble veining, handcrafted and artisan, innovative wood looks, stone imitations and subway tiles with vibrant colors, mixed finishes, intricate patterns and eye-catching reliefs.