Impact of COVID-19 on the Cement Tiles Market
Cement tiles, also known as hydraulic tiles, are colorful, handmade tiles used for floor and roof tiling. These tiles are widely used in residential and industrial buildings owing to their availability in various sizes, shapes, colors, and textures. The extended lockdowns imposed in multiple countries due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the overall building material sector. The demand for cement tiles has declined drastically during the pandemic owing to the restrictions on construction activities, especially in emerging economies. Also, the halted renovation of residential buildings and offices has hampered the growth of the cement tiles market. The production of tiles has been restricted to permitted limits during the lockdown to minimize the spread of the virus, which has significantly impacted the growth of the market. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the construction industry, in turn hindering the cement tiles market. The demand for construction-related materials is expected to recover with the resumption of housing and infrastructural development across the globe, which is expected to help the recovery of the cement tiles market.
PRODUCTION OF CEMENT ROOF TILES IN MALAYSIA, 2014–2019 (Units IN MILLION)