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Global Position

Turkey is the world’s sixth and Europe’s third largest ceramic tile producer.

The tradition of ceramic production, which started 8,000 years ago on Anatolian soil, has been moved to an industrial dimension starting from the second half of 20th Century and the Turkish ceramic tile industry has managed to have a say in the world ceramic tile production today by way of investments made especially after 1990. With its production over 220 milyon m², Turkey is the world’s sixth and Europe’s third largest ceramic tile manufacturer.

» Turkey is Europe’s third and the world’s sixth largest ceramic tile exporter. Turkey is the world’s fourth largest exporter with exports over 104 milyon m²
» In the ceramic tile industry, Turkey accounts for 3.2 % of world production and 11 % of European production.
» Thanks to its 160 milyon m² domestic market, Turkey is the world’s eleventh largest market in consumption of ceramic tile.
» Turkey is Europe’s largest ceramic sanitary ware manufacturer with an output of 17 million units.
» With its exports of 8 million units, Turkey is the country with the largest vitreous ware exports in Europe.
» Today, firms producing ceramic tile export to 113 countries and those manufacturing sanitary ware export to 95 countries.


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