China' building market situations
Because of the covid-19 pandemic , China's building materials market ( include ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles and so on.) went down in Jan-Apr. As the coronovirus had been controlled in China, the market appears to back to normal.
In May, China's cement output rose 8.6 percent year-on-year, 1.4 percentage points higher than that of the previous year. Commercial concrete output rose 9.7%, down 4.3 percentage points. Flat glass production fell 0.6 per cent, compared with a 6.1 per cent rise in the same period last year.
From January to May, China's cement output was 768.83 million tons, down 8.2 percent year on year and up 7.1 percent year on year. Commercial concrete output was 883.28 million cubic meters, down 6.2% from 15.5% in the same period last year. The output of plate glass was 383.07 million weight cases, up 0.5% and 5.5 percentage points lower than that of last year.
Compared with the previous month, cement prices rose slightly and plate glass prices fell. In May, the average factory gate price of cement was 395.6 yuan/ton, up 0.2 percent from the previous month and down 5.5 percent year-on-year. The average ex-factory price of plate glass was 70.6 yuan/weight case, down 4.1 percent from the previous month and 3.5 percent year-on-year.
Our Ceramic/porcelain tiles factory in Foshan has started working since the end of February, domestic business has alread get back to normal level . Although international business was really bad in March and April, the good news is that this month many customers begin to contact with us and get ready to import ceramic or porcelain tiles.