In 2017, the construction and real estate of United States were flourishing, unemployment rate dropped, many factors helped the States' economy recovery, which also prompted ceramic tile business up to a new stage.
According to statistics analysis, in the year of 2017, the production scale, consumption volume and import volume of the ceramic tiles of the United States kept increasing. Among which, production scale made a new record to 96 million SQM, increased 3.2%; consumption volume was 283 million SQM, increased 5.1%; and import volume was 195 million SQM, increased 5.6%. It is notedworthy that, China is still the first source country of ceramic tile shipping to the United States, more than 1/3 of the import volume is from China. And China's ceramic tile occupies over 20% market share of the consumption volume.