Ceramic Inks Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Product Type (Functional Inks and Decorative Inks), Printing Technology (Digital Printing and Analog Printing), Application (Ceramic Tiles, Glass Printing, Food Container Printing, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa).

Market Snapshot

ceramic inks market share
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >6 %
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Market Overview

The global ceramic inks market is expected to register the growth at a CAGR over 6% during the forecast period.

  • Increasing demand for decorative glass and tiles is expected to drive the demand for the market during the forecast period.
  • High cost involvement in shifting of analog technology to digital technology is likely to hinder the market’s growth.
  • Technological advancements in digital printing methods is projected to act as an opportunity for the market in future.

Scope of the Report

The ceramic inks market report includes:

Product Type
Functional Inks
Decorative Inks
Printing Technology
Digital Printing
Analog Printing
Ceramic Tiles
Glass Printing
Food Container Printing
Other Applications
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Ceramic Tiles is the Fastest Growing Segment

  • The fastest growing application of the ceramic inks market is ceramic tiles. There is a need to improve the aesthetics of buildings to address the functional requirement of the customers.
  • Ceramic tiles have become the most popular materials that are being used, owing to properties, such as high durability, resistance to wear, color permanence, etc.
  • They also provide floral pattern, metallic view, photographic image production, and other artistic effects.
  • These ceramic tiles have gained huge demand in the market, especially in the developing economies with the changing lifestyle trend and increasing income of the population.
  • As a result of this, consumers are preferring ceramic tiles over other flooring and wall decorations' options.
  • This, in turn, is expected to drive the demand for ceramic inks over the forecast period.
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The Asia-Pacific Region is Expected to Lead the Ceramic Inks Market

  • Asia-Pacific region is poised to experience the highest growth over the forecast period, owing to the growing usage in major developing nations such as India, China and Indonesia.
  • China’s massive construction sector has generated significant demand for the use of ceramic inks. Chinese government has projected the capital expenditure in construction over 7%.
  • To construct more affordable flats and housing for all, the ceramic are extensively used. 
  • Food printing sector in India has a large market, which involves packaging for storage and transportation of food. Ceramic inks are being widely used in food containers printing, glass printing, etc.
  • Hence, with the increasing demand from the various application segments, ceramic inks market is expected to grow at higher rate in the region, during the forecast period.
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Competitive Landscape

The ceramic inks market is fragmented. Key players in the ceramic inks market include Ferro Corporation, FRITTA, Colorobbia Italia SpA, and Kao Chimigraf, amongst others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Demand for Decorative Glass and Tiles

      2. 4.2.2 Rapid Growth in the Construction Sector

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High-cost Involvement in Shifting of Analog Technology to Digital Technology

      2. 4.3.2 Other Restraints

    4. 4.4 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Price Analysis


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Functional Inks

      2. 5.1.2 Decorative Inks

    2. 5.2 Printing Technology

      1. 5.2.1 Digital Printing

      2. 5.2.2 Analog Printing

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Ceramic Tiles

        1. Residential

        2. Non-residential

      2. 5.3.2 Glass Printing

      3. 5.3.3 Food Container Printing

      4. 5.3.4 Other Applications

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Rest of North America

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Ferro Corporation

      2. 6.4.2 Colorobbia Italia SpA

      3. 6.4.3 Esmalglass - Itaca Grupo

      4. 6.4.4 FRITTA

      5. 6.4.5 Kao Chimigraf

      6. 6.4.6 Sicer SpA

      7. 6.4.7 Sun Chemical

      8. 6.4.8 Tecglass

      9. 6.4.9 Torrecid Group

      10. 6.4.10 Zschimmer & Schwarz

      11. 6.4.11 INKCID

      12. 6.4.12 Rex-Tone Industries Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Technological Advancements in Digital Printing Methods

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Ceramic Inks Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Ceramic Inks Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Ferro Corporation, FRITTA, Colorobbia Italia SpA, Kao Chimigraf, Esmalglass - Itaca Grupo are the major companies operating in Ceramic Inks Market.

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