Demand for clay roofing tile is expected to rise 7.8% per year to 700,000 squares in 2020.
February 1, 2017
U.S. demand for residential roofing products is forecast to increase 4% per year to 147 million squares in 2020, valued at $10.4 billion, according to The Freedonia Group. Growth will be boosted by an increase in housing starts, which will benefit from homeowner interest in choosing products—such as laminated asphalt shingles, roofing tile and metal products—that offer enhanced aesthetics and long-term protection against leaks and impact damage.
The British ceramic industry has been going through a period of growth for the last 15 years.
December 1, 2016
Ceramics have been a traditional staple to the British identity for a long time, particularly in the north of England in the Yorkshire area. From Viking “settlers” through the era of Josiah Wedgwood—a ceramic manufacturer in the 1700s renowned for his skill with chemistry—to the modern-day bespoke industry, ceramics have been used both as tools and artwork throughout British society. After a decline in business since the heyday of ceramics in Britain 150 years ago, the British ceramic industry has been going through a period of growth for the last 15 years.