Sector figures

The worldwide leadership

In the 90’s Spain reached the top and became the worldwide leader in the ceramic frits, colours and glazes sector. The efforts dedicated to R+D+I (Research + Development + innovation) and the competitiveness of the companies drove Spain to lead the market above Italy, former pioneers of this sector and, right now, mostly provided by the Spanish producers.

During the last 20 years the Spanish industry has continued in the development of new products. Great innovations have been held such as ceramic inks, which can be applied over ceramic tiles thanks to an ink-jet coloring system, similar to paper printers, but specifically designed for ceramic surfaces.

Bet for R+D+i

The frit industries bet hard for Innovation and invest a great part of their resources in Investigation and Development. A large % of their employees have a University Degree, providing therefore an important specialization. The quality and competitiveness of the products has been one important key for the spectacular growth of the ceramic industry in our country. The synergy between tile industries and ceramic frits, glazes and colours producers in a single front has catapulted the Spanish ceramic industry to the highest international peaks.

The international expansion

The Spanish frit industry has bet for the international diversification and expansion since the very beginning. Spanish companies have subsidiaries in Italy, Brazil, Indonesia, China, Mexico, India, Morocco, etc.

An exporting sector

Besides the promotion of the national tile industry, the sector exports more than 70% of the production. The main receptors are Italy, China, Egypt, Algeria, Russia, Morocco, India, Turkey, Emirates, Morocco, Germany, Poland, Russia, Brazil, etc

CERAMIC FRITS, GLAZES AND PIGMENTS SALES SECTOR

AÑO EXPORTACIÓN VENTAS ESPAÑA TOTALES
1982 6.412.799 € 39.738.920 € 46.151.719 €
1983 10.583.823 € 56.723.522 € 67.307.345 €
1984 12.032.262 € 59.205.702 € 71.237.964 €
1985 13.955.501 € 68.677.653 € 82.633.154 €
1986 20.097.844 € 80.776.026 € 100.873.870 €
1987 26.745.038 € 96.462.442 € 123.207.480 €
1988 33.055.665 € 126.813.554 € 159.869.219 €
1989 42.070.847 € 150.253.026 € 192.323.873 €
1990 51.687.040 € 146.646.953 € 198.333.993 €
1991 66.111.331 € 138.833.796 € 204.945.127 €
1992 90.596.564 € 157.134.614 € 247.731.178 €
1993 114.871.443 € 163.817.869 € 278.689.312 €
1994 160.025.482 € 196.711.261 € 356.736.743 €
1995 192.155.590 € 242.508.384 € 434.663.974 €
1996 226.852.018 € 252.407.053 € 479.259.071 €
1997 271.879.845 € 283.852.006 € 555.731.851 €
1998 294.459.870 € 326.499.825 € 620.959.695 €
1999 325.309.821 € 341.771.543 € 667.081.364 €
2000 376.504.032 € 349.656.822 € 726.160.854 €
2001 405.767.312 € 383.505.823 € 789.273.135 €
2002 457.980.239 € 377.921.221 € 835.901.460 €
2003 485.258.209 € 353.187.153 € 838.445.362 €
2004 535.841.301 € 353.195.870 € 889.037.171 €
2005 532.378.757 € 379.354.912 € 911.983.669 €
2006 602.635.503 € 430.503.364 € 1.033.138.869 €
2007 641.500.704 € 456.047.030 € 1.097.547.739 €
2008 700.275.000 € 387.334.000 € 1.087.609.000 €
2009 529.571.944 € 264.457.368 € 794.029.312 €
2010 640.795.088 € 336.190.176 € 976.985.264 €
2011 733.268.224 € 332.462.360 € 1.065.730.584 €
2012 768.545.091 € 340.814.609 € 1.109.359.699 €
2013 792.103.034 € 367.213.045 € 1.159.316.081 €
2014 845.620.643 € 356.537.085 € 1.202.157.728 €
2015 853.770.828 € 341.015.928 € 1.194.786.756 €
2016 843.018.078 € 360.211.589 € 1.203.229.667 €
2017 936.715.758 € 385.521.166 € 1.322.236.924 €
2018 995.082.163 € 413.699.904 € 1.408.782.067 €
2019 943.707.481 € 383.953.582 € 1.327.661.063 €
2020 885.658.767 € 368.011.705 € 1.253.670.472 €

Ventas sector de Fritas, Esmaltes y Colores Cerámicos

CERAMIC FRITS, GLAZES AND PIGMENTS WORKERS SECTOR

AÑO TRABAJADORES
1982 874
1983 857
1984 828
1985 820
1986 836
1987 961
1988 1.074
1989 1.169
1990 1.239
1991 1.405
1992 1.482
1993 1.650
1994 1.745
1995 2.049
1996 2.160
1997 2.321
1998 2.685
1999 2.737
2000 3.005
2001 3.319
2002 3.487
2003 3.626
2004 3.669
2005 3.818
2006 3.776
2007 3.754
2008 3.741
2009 3.278
2010 3.310
2011 3.302
2012 3.279
2013 3.342
2014 3.470
2015 3.610
2016 3.680
2017 3.861
2018 3.900
2019 3.876
2020 3.915

Trabajadores en el sector de Fritas, Esmaltes y Colores Cerámicos

CERAMIC FRITS, GLAZES AND PIGMENTS STATISTICS SECTOR

STATISTICS DATA
TOTAL SALES 2020: 1.253.670.472 €
TOTAL EXPORTS 2020: 885.658.767 €
% OF EXPORTS OVER TOTAL: 71 %
TOTAL DOMESTIC SALES 2020: 368.011.705 €
% OF DOMESTIC SALES OVER TOTA: 29 %
LABOUR FORCE 2020: 3.915
VARIATION OVER 2019:  
TOTAL SALES: -5,59 %
EXPORTS: -6,00 %
DOMESTIC SALES: -4,58 %
LABOUR FORCE: 1,00 %

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