Ceramic sanitary wares are plumbing fixtures which comprise wash basins, shower plates, toilet bowls, bath tubs, etc. Ceramic sanitary ware products are easy to clean and maintain; they are also cost efficient in nature. Corrosion resistance, abrasion resistance, varied colors and glossy surface are major characteristics of ceramic which prevents it to be replaced by its alternatives such as steel and fiber. Sanitary ware is the basic requirement in residential, commercial and public areas; hence growth in the real estate market and developing countries are expected to be major market drivers.
The demand for ceramic sanitary ware products is driven by the replacement need. The increasing population in the developing nations and increasing standard of living of the people is projected to drive the ceramic sanitary ware market. Asia-Pacific holds a significant market share in the ceramic sanitary ware market.
The global sanitary ware market was valued at $9,194 million in 2017 and is projected to reach $13,616 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 5.0% from 2018 to 2025. Sanitary ware comprises toilet sinks, wash basins, cisterns, and pedestals. These products were traditionally manufactured using porcelain, which is a ceramic material. However, sanitary wares are now being manufactured using metals, glass, plastics, and other materials. Ceramic sanitary wares are cost-effective, have excellent resistance to chemical attacks, and can withstand heavy loads.
The global sanitary ware market is segmented based on product type, material, and region. Based on product type, the market is segmented into toilet sink/water closet, wash basin, pedestal, and cistern. On the basis of material, the market is segmented into ceramic, pressed metal, acrylic plastic & Perspex, and others. By region, the global sanitary ware market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, MENA, and South America.
Indian sanitary ware market consists of both organized player and unorganized players, with organized players holding the majority share. Further, with increasing brand awareness and demand for luxurious and stylish sanitary ware, the market share of organized players in the overall sanitary ware market is expected to increase in coming years.
India is emerging as a sanitary ware manufacturing hub, with several domestic and overseas manufacturers setting up manufacturing facilities across the country due to abundant availability of raw material and low labor cost. Several domestic manufacturers such as HSIL, Cera India, etc., as well as overseas manufactures such as Roca India, Kohler India, Toto India, etc., have set up manufacturing facilities in the country.