Japan Ceramic Tiles Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

Japan'S Ceramic Tiles Market Is Segmented By Type (Glazed Tiles, Unglazed Tiles, Porcelain Tiles, And Other Types), Application (Floor Tiles, Wall Tiles, And Other Applications), End User (Residential And Commercial), Construction (New Construction And Replacement And Renovation) Distribution Channel (Contractors, Home Centers, Stone Showrooms, And Other Distribution Channels). The Report Offers The Market Sizes And Forecasts In Value (USD) For All The Above Segments.

Japan Ceramic Tiles Market Size

Japan Ceramic Tiles Market Summary
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Study Period 2019 - 2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
Forecast Data Period 2023 - 2028
Historical Data Period 2018 - 2021
CAGR > 2.00 %

Major Players

Japan Ceramic Tiles Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Japan Ceramic Tiles Market Analysis

The Japan ceramic tiles market generated a revenue of USD 5.45 billion in the current year and is anticipated to register at a CAGR of greater than 2% during the forecast period.

Peaks and troughs influence Japan's construction industry's demand for ceramic tiles. 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 driving the ceramic tiles market. The rise in disposable income and high population are other factors influencing the construction sector, such as the ceramic tiles market.

The demand for ceramic tiles in Japan differs from those in the United States and Europe, and Japan's trends differ from the world's. It is important to develop original products and manufacturing technologies. The shift in preference for ceramic tiles over metal slabs and marble floors, replacing paints and other home decorative products, is positively influencing Japan Ceramic Tiles demand. Due to varying attributes and 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 important.

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the Japanese ceramic tiles market. The construction industry, which is the major end-user of ceramic tiles, was severely affected due to the pandemic-induced restrictions on movement and supply chain disruptions. The slowdown in construction activities led to a decline in demand for ceramic tiles in 2020. However, the market is expected to recover in the coming years. The Japanese government announced several stimulus packages to boost economic growth and encourage investment in infrastructure and housing projects. Additionally, the increased focus on hygiene and cleanliness due to the pandemic led to a growing demand for ceramic tiles, which are easy to clean and maintain.

Japan Ceramic Tiles 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 tiles, kitchen tiles, or common areas in public or private. Ceramic tiles are 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 Share, By Application, in %, 2022

Japan Imports of Unglazed Ceramic Tiles is Increasing

Japan's import of unglazed Ceramic tiles is constantly rising in the global market. Japan's import share for unglazed ceramic tiles in 2021 rose by 5% from 2022, and unglazed tiles are majorly consumed in the market. More than 20% of all the tiles consumption in Japan is for the facades of buildings, including Skyscrapers. The performance and quality of ceramic tiles required in Japan differ from those required in Europe and the United States, Italy, China, the Philippines, Spain, and France import unglazed ceramic tiles from Japan.

Japan Ceramic Tiles Market: Japan Unglazed Ceramic Tiles Imports, in USD Million, 2019-2022

Japan Ceramic Tiles Industry Overview

The Japanese ceramic tiles market is competitive, with various players present. Due to their aesthetic appearance and availability in multiple designs, textures, colors, shapes, and sizes, these tiles 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.

Japan Ceramic Tiles Market Leaders

  1. Kano Corporation

  2. Heritage Tile

  3. Johnson Tiles

  4. Aika Kogyo Co., Ltd.

  5. Icot Ryowa Co. Ltd

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Japan Ceramic Tiles Market Concentration

Japan Ceramic Tiles Market News

  • September 2022: the Japanese brand INAX aims to change how we use home tiles. INAX, a Japanese brand launched in 1924 to produce terracotta and tile products for the Frank Llyod Wright-designed Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, wants to change this perception and encourage its customers to use tiles throughout the home and in retail, hospitality, and office spaces.
  • September 2022: Dongpeng launches antibacterial ceramic tile range with microban. Dongpeng is a leading domestic manufacturer of high-end ceramic tiles and sanitaryware products. The company established itself as a household and is now the largest ceramics manufacturer in the country.

Japan Ceramic Tiles Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    5. 4.5 Insights on Consumer Buying Behavior in the Market

    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 Government Regulations in the Market

    10. 4.10 Insights on Consumer Buying Behavior in the Market

    11. 4.11 Insights on Technological Disruption in the Market

    12. 4.12 Insights on the Impact of COVID-19 on 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


Japan Ceramic Tiles Industry Segmentation

Ceramic tiles are a mixture of clays and other natural materials, such as sand, quartz, and water. They are primarily used in houses, restaurants, offices, shops, and so on, as bathroom walls and kitchen floor surfaces. They are easy to fit, clean, and maintain and are available at reasonable prices. This report aims to provide a detailed analysis of the Japanese ceramic tiles market. It focuses on market dynamics, technological trends, and insights into various materials, applications, and process types in Japan. Also, a thorough analysis of the major players and the competitive landscape in the Japanese ceramic tiles market is provided. 

Japan'S Ceramic Tiles Market Is Segmented By Type (Glazed Tiles, Unglazed Tiles, Porcelain Tiles, And Other Types), Application (Floor Tiles, Wall Tiles, And Other Applications), End User (Residential And Commercial), Construction (New Construction And Replacement And Renovation) Distribution Channel (Contractors, Home Centers, Stone Showrooms, And Other Distribution Channels). The Report Offers The Market Sizes And Forecasts In Value (USD) For All The Above Segments.

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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Japan Ceramic Tiles Market Research FAQs

The Japan Ceramic Tiles Market is studied from 2019 - 2028.

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.

Japan Ceramic Tiles Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Japan Ceramic Tiles market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Japan Ceramic Tiles analysis includes a market forecast outlook to for 2023 to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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