The international market is highly important to Brazil's ceramic tile industry that has globalized its businesses and consolidated itself as the fourth major global exporter. The Brazilian companies delivered 125 million square meters to more than 120 counties in 2004 and expect to achieve a 12.5 percent growth in 2005.
Anfacer, in addition to lending support to the entrepreneurs, provided Cersaie visitors with information on Revestir 2006 - Brazilian Tile and Stone Exhibition which is to take place March 14 - 17 next year in São Paulo. Revestir is the major coatings fair in the Southern hemisphere, winning new participants every year. The fair is the first major South American exhibition of ceramic and ornamental stone products, services and business opportunities. In 2006 the Kitchen & Bath exhibition will take place.
Meetings to improve trade
Anfacer's agenda also included meetings with sector entities such as Assopiastrelle, representative of the Italian manufacturers, Spain's Ascer, and the United States' Tile Council of America (TCA). International expansion, the realization of the World Forum, and China's advance in the world market were some of the topics discussed.