Imports of Spanish ceramics to the United States hit a record high in July

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New York, NY, September 9, 2022 – Spain exported a record amount of tiles to the United States in July: 4.7 million square meters, according to D. Grosser Consulting.

In second position, India (3.2 million square meters) then Italy (3.0 million square meters), Mexico (2.9 million square meters), Turkey (2.6 million square meters) and Brazil (2.2 million square meters). Total imports for the month were 20.2 million square meters, a record for the year.

For the period from January to July 2022, Spain occupied the first place with 24.8 million square meters, followed by Italy (20.0 million square meters), Mexico (18.9 million square meters ), Turkey (15.1 million square meters), India (14.8 million square meters). square meters) and Brazil (12.6 million square meters).

The FOB values ​​in dollars were as follows: Italy, $390 million; Spain, $321 million; Mexico, $144 million; Turkey, $114 million; India, $84 million; and Brazil, $80 million.

Compared to the previous year for the period from January to July, total imports in square meters decreased by 1.4%. India grew by 19.6% and Brazil by 2.5%. Spain fell by 4.9%. Italy fell by 2.7%. Mexico fell 8.6%. Turkey fell 1.2%.

It is important to note the increase in distribution costs: the FOB value of imports from Spain was $321 million, while the landed cost (FOB cost plus freight, insurance and US duties) was $471 million. millions of dollars. Transportation, insurance, and US duties on these imports accounted for $150 million, or nearly half the cost of the goods.

Italy: the FOB value of imports was $390 million; the landed cost was $494 million.

Mexico: the FOB value of imports was $143 million; the landed cost was $152 million (virtually all imports are overland).

Turkey: the FOB value of imports was $114 million; the landed cost was $150 million.

India: FOB value of imports was $84 million; the landed cost was $139 million.

Brazil: FOB value of imports was $80 million; the landed cost was 111 million.






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