The global sanitary ware market was valued at $9,194 million in 2017 and is projected to reach $13,616 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 5.0% from 2018 to 2025. Sanitary ware comprises toilet sinks, washbasins, cisterns, and pedestals. These products were traditionally manufactured using porcelain, which is a ceramic material. However, sanitary wares are now being manufactured using metals, glass, plastics, and other materials. Ceramic sanitary wares are cost-effective, have excellent resistance to chemical attacks, and can withstand heavy loads.
Factors, such as the rise in construction activities in developing countries, an increase in concerns related to health & hygiene, and the availability of abundant raw materials, propel the growth of the sanitary ware market. In addition, factors, such as a healthy lifestyle, disposable income of consumers, surge in urbanization, growth in shift from unbranded products to branded products, and strong replacement demand, have supplemented the growth of the global sanitary ware market.
However, stringent government regulations are anticipated to hamper the sanitary ware market during the forecast period. Supportive government initiatives, such as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and Swachh Bharat Mission for infrastructure development, both in urban and rural areas are expected to offer future growth opportunities in developing countries, such as India, to the sanitary ware market players.