Higher incomes and a shift in lifestyle patterns are contributing to an increased demand in high-end premium products.
January 2, 2014
Sanitaryware manufacturers in India are experiencing high demand for their products for multiple reasons, including an increase in average household income levels among Indian consumers, along with shift in lifestyle patterns, both of which have led to booming demand for high-end premium products over the past few years.
Despite 2012 declines in both volume and value, export prices increased over 7%.
October 1, 2013
China’s refractory materials production in 2012 fell 4.43% over the previous year to 28.1891 million tons, reportedly due to a slowdown in growth rates for downstream sectors like iron and steel, building materials, and glass, as well as the reduced demand for refractories in infrastructure construction.