Historical Analysis of All Tile

1978 through Third Quarter 2007


(Measured in Thousands of Square Feet)

Period

Domestic
Shipments1

U.S.
Imports2

U.S.
Exports

Total
Consumption3

Import
Penetration4

       
1978
301,710
253,897
5,802
549,805
46.2%
1979
312,795
291,577
6,688
597,684
48.8%
1980
297,633
255,412
7,942
545,103
46.9%
1981
299,776
254,658
11,151
543,283
46.9%
1982
304,696
225,780
11,829
518,647
43.5%
1983
348,305
297,498
10,008
635,795
46.8%
1984
408,737
448,405
8,337
848,805
52.8%
1985
393,494
507,429
6,126
894,797
56.7%
1986
452,193
485,875
6,055
932,013
52.1%
1987
478,917
509,791
6,860
981,848
51.9%
1988
470,696
515,787
9,513
976,970
52.8%
1989
543,081
637,075
27,130
1,153,026
55.3%
1990
509,225
520,434
9,185
1,020,474
51.0%
1991
484,790
443,049
12,033
915,806
48.4%
1992
495,676
546,376
9,476
1,032,576
52.9%
1993
558,708
641,618
12,499
1,187,827
54.0%
1994
604,408
711,203
10,400
1,305,211
54.5%
1995
568,094
774,591
48,790
1,293,895
59.9%
1996
580,392
884,018
39,366
1,425,044
62.0%
1997
618,978
1,022,898
47,473
1,594,403
64.2%
1998
636,805
1,232,975
45,723
1,824,057
67.6%
1999
636,242
1,494,042
42,282
2,088,002
71.6%
2000
620,064
1,685,716
42,685
2,263,094
74.5%
2001
591,080
1,716,371
33,306
2,274,145
75.5%
2002
649,488
2,034,634
41,705
2,642,417
77.0%
2003
614,955
2,231,188
28,938
2,817,205
78.2%
2004
695,386
2,488,181
34,727
3,148,840
79.2%
2005
658,198
2,638,359
37,022
3,259,535
80.9%
2006
629,672
2,732,199
45,107
3,316,764
82.4%
2007
426,904
1,696,116
36,800
2,086,220
81.3%

1 - Domestic Shipments revised to reflect totals contained in M32D-13's and MQ32D-5's.
2 - Represents Imports for consumption.
3 - Calculated by subtracting exports from the sum of domestic shipments and imports.
4 - Represents imports' share of consumption.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Series MQ32D, IM146, and EM545.

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