Japan Ceramic Tiles Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Japan Ceramic Tiles Market is segmented by Type (Glazed Tiles, Unglazed Tiles, Porcelain Tiles, Other Types), Application (Floor Tiles, Wall Tiles, Other Applications), End Use (Residential and Commercial), Construction (New Construction and Replacement and Renovation) Distribution Channel (Contractors, Home Centers, Stone Showrooms, Other Distribution Channels).

Market Snapshot

Japan Ceramic Tiles Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: >2 %

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Market Overview

The demand for ceramic tiles in Japan is influenced by peaks and troughs in the construction industry. The country’s construction business is experiencing growth, owing to growth in the Asia-Pacific market and the global market. The increasing construction spending is the key factor in driving the ceramic tiles market. The rise in disposable income and high population are other factors influencing the construction sector so as the ceramic tiles market.

The demand for ceramic tiles in Japan is different than those in the United States and Europe, and Japan's trends are different than the world trends. It is important to develop original products and manufacturing technologies. The shift in preference for ceramic tiles over metal slabs, marble floors, replacing paints, and other home decorative products is positively influencing the Japan Ceramic Tiles demand. Due to varying attributes, along with their lightweight, anti-skid, and anti-bacterial properties, these tiles are preferred for use in hospitals, hotels, laboratories, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities where hygiene is of prime importance.

Scope of the Report

This report aims to provide a detailed analysis of the Japanese ceramic tiles market. It focuses on market dynamics, technological trends, and insights on various materials, application, and process types in Japan. Also, a thorough analysis of the major players and the competitive landscape in the Japanese ceramic tiles market is also provided.

By Type
Glazed Tiles
Unglazed Tiles
Porcelain Tiles
Other Types
By Application
Floor Tiles
Wall Tiles
Other Applications
By End Use
By Construction
New Construction
Replacement and Renovation
By Distribution Channel
Home Centers
Stone Showrooms
Other Distribution Channels

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Key Market Trends

Floor Ceramic Tiles are Predominantly Used in the Japan Ceramic Tiles Market

In Japan, floor tiles are predominantly used in various design projects by architects, designers, and homeowners in contemporary, traditional, commercial, and residential projects. These include bathroom floor tiles, kitchen floor tiles, or common areas in public or private. Ceramic tiles have been chosen for floors and walls in Japan in shopping malls, office buildings, hotels, etc., which were rarely seen before. The main floor tiles made in Seto are dyed with a Kuresu indigo pattern on a white background under the influence of the West.

 Japan Ceramic Tiles Market

Japan Imports of Unglazed Ceramic Tiles is Increasing

Japan's import of unglazed Ceramic tiles has constantly been rising in the global market. Japan's import share for unglazed ceramic tiles in the year 2019 rose by 5% from the year 2018, and unglazed tiles are majorly consumed in the market. More than 20% of all the tiles' consumption in Japan is for the facades of the buildings, including Skyscrapers. The performance and quality of ceramic tiles required in Japan are different from those required in Europe and the United States. Italy, China, Philippines, Spain, and France are the major importers of unglazed ceramic tiles for Japan.

Japan Glazed Ceramic Tiles

Competitive Landscape

The Japanese ceramic tiles market is competitive, with various players present in the market. Due to their aesthetic appearance and availability in multiple designs, textures, colors, shapes, and sizes, these tiles have emerged as an alternative to hardwood and other flooring products, like marble, concrete, etc. Japanese consumers are interested in western-style housing and architectural design offices.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study


    1. 2.1 Analysis Methodology

    2. 2.2 Research Phases



    1. 4.1 Insights on Consumer Buying Behavior in the Market

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Value 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 Insights on Construction Market in Japan

    7. 4.7 Insights on Export and Import of Ceramic Tiles by Japan

    8. 4.8 Insights on Trends Shaping the Global Ceramic Tiles Market

    9. 4.9 Insights on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Market

    10. 4.10 Insights on Government Regulations in the Market

    11. 4.11 Insights on Consumer Buying Behavior in the Market

    12. 4.12 Insights on Technological Disruption in the Market


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Glazed Tiles

      2. 5.1.2 Unglazed Tiles

      3. 5.1.3 Porcelain Tiles

      4. 5.1.4 Other Types

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Floor Tiles

      2. 5.2.2 Wall Tiles

      3. 5.2.3 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 By End Use

      1. 5.3.1 Residential

      2. 5.3.2 Commercial

    4. 5.4 By Construction

      1. 5.4.1 New Construction

      2. 5.4.2 Replacement and Renovation

    5. 5.5 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.5.1 Contractors

      2. 5.5.2 Home Centers

      3. 5.5.3 Stone Showrooms

      4. 5.5.4 Other Distribution Channels


    1. 6.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Kano Corporation

      2. 6.2.2 Heritage Tile

      3. 6.2.3 Johnson Tiles

      4. 6.2.4 Aika Kogyo Co. Ltd

      5. 6.2.5 Icot Ryowa Co. Ltd

      6. 6.2.6 Nagoya Mosaic-tile Co. Ltd

      7. 6.2.7 X'S Corporation

      8. 6.2.8 Yamase Co. Ltd

      9. 6.2.9 Central Pacific Trading Co.

      10. 6.2.10 Ceravision Kato Co. Ltd

    3. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. INVESTMENT ANALYSIS (Recent Mergers and Acquisitions)



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Frequently Asked Questions

The Japan Ceramic Tiles Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Japan Ceramic Tiles Market is growing at a CAGR of >2% over the next 5 years.

Kano Corporation, Heritage Tile, Johnson Tiles, Aika Kogyo Co., Ltd., Icot Ryowa Co. Ltd are the major companies operating in Japan Ceramic Tiles Market.

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