Overall Development of China's Ceramics Industry in 2016
In 2016, China’s five categories of ceramics include Building Ceramics, Sanitary Wares, Industrial Ceramics, Tableware Ceramics, Artistic Ceramics, with 3993 enterprises, the output value is RMB 895.7 billion, the growth rate of 6.99%. Among them, there are 1777 building ceramics enterprises, output 11 billion square meters; 345 sanitary ceramics enterprises, output of 208 million pieces, value of RMB 74.43 billion; 636 industrial ceramics enterprises, the output value of RMB 156.28 billion; 663 tableware ceramic enterprises, the output value of RMB 113.94 billion; 572 artistic ceramic enterprises, the output value of RMB 104.23 billion; China's ceramic machinery enterprises are more than 500, of which more than 200 enterprises with more than RMB 20 million output value, with an annual output value of RMB 12 billion, an average annual growth rate of 6%; And more than 500 raw materials and glaze enterprises, the annual output value of RMB 30 billion, an average annual growth rate of 5%.
In 2016, China's total volume of export of various ceramic products amounted to 21.276 million tons, decreased by 6.80% compared to the previous year. Total value of export is 16.56 billion US dollars, decreased by 27.5% compared to the previous year. Total volume of import of all kinds of ceramic products amounted to 128,000 tons, increased by 12.2%, total value of import is 607 million US dollars, increased by 11.17%.
It should be noted that all of China's ceramic industry enterprises are all joint-stock enterprises. The development of the industry is mainly to meet domestic demand. The Chinese government has implemented a mutually beneficial and win-win strategy to support enterprises to carry out foreign trade and oppose unfair trade under the precondition of complying with WTO rules. Through the efforts of China Ceramic Industry Association, China has reached MOU with Turkey, Brazil, the European Union and other countries on the ceramic trade to actively carry out self-discipline work.
In 2015, China Ceramic Industrial Association makes a 2016-2020 development plan, vigorously promotes the pace of structural adjustment, eliminates backward products, improves the quality of ceramic products and added value, develops low resource consumption, high technical content of high-tech ceramic products, improves the quality of export products, moves forward to the international high-end market. On the basis of improving the quality of development, the whole industry’s GDP of an average annual increase is about 7% , to ensure that the industry-wide output value exceed RMB one trillion in 2020, and strives to reach RMB 1.2 trillion, per capita more than RMB 600,000. Comprehensive utilization of resources and energy saving and emission reduction has made significant progress, more than 80% of enterprises have achieved clean production; the main pollutant emissions are reduced by 8% to 10%, which achieved stable discharge standards.