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Porcelain Tableware Market - By Product Type (Plates, Bowls, Cups and Saucers, Mugs, Serving Dishes), By Design and style, By Application, By End-use, By Distribution Channel & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6298
  • Published Date: Jul 2023
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Porcelain Tableware Industry Analysis

Porcelain Tableware Market size was valued at around USD 23.6 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% between 2023 and 2032. The foodservice industry, including restaurants, hotels, and cafes, plays a significant role in driving the demand for porcelain tableware. The expansion of the foodservice sector, coupled with the rising trend of dining out, contributes to increased demand for high-quality tableware in commercial establishments. Changing lifestyles, particularly in urban areas, have led to increased demand for aesthetically appealing and premium tableware. Consumers are seeking stylish, durable, and functional tableware to enhance their dining experiences at home or in restaurants.

Porcelain Tableware Market

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Increasing disposable incomes, particularly in emerging economies, have resulted in higher purchasing power for consumers. As disposable income levels rise, individuals are more likely to invest in premium and luxury tableware, including porcelain, to elevate their dining experiences and showcase their social status.

The porcelain tableware market is highly competitive, with numerous manufacturers and brands vying for market share. Intense competition can lead to pricing pressures, reduced profit margins, and the need for continuous innovation to differentiate products in a crowded market. Cost pressures, including rising raw material costs, labor costs, and energy expenses, pose challenges for manufacturers in the porcelain tableware industry. Balancing cost-efficiency while maintaining product quality and design can be a challenge, particularly for manufacturers operating in price-sensitive segments. The porcelain tableware industry involves complex supply chains, including raw material sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, and retail channels. Thus, the high-end pricing and risks associated with Porcelain tableware may drive down the acceptance rate, further hampering the business growth.

COVID-19 Impact

The pandemic led to disruptions in global supply chains, affecting the production and distribution of porcelain tableware. Lockdowns, travel restrictions, and temporary closures of manufacturing facilities disrupted the supply of raw materials, components, and finished products, causing delays and interruptions in production and delivery. The pandemic resulted in economic uncertainties, job losses, and reduced consumer spending. Many consumers prioritized essential purchases, leading to a decline in demand for non-essential items, including porcelain tableware. Consumers shifted their spending patterns towards essential goods and services, impacting the sales and revenue of porcelain tableware manufacturers. Thus, the reduced number of COVID-19 cases and implementation of subsequent strategies by government and non-government organizations is anticipated to drive the Porcelain tableware industry growth in the upcoming years.

Porcelain Tableware Market Trends

Consumer preferences for porcelain tableware have been shifting towards unique and personalized designs. There is an increasing demand for tableware that reflects individual styles, such as handcrafted or artisanal pieces. Manufacturers are focusing on offering diverse designs, patterns, and finishes to cater to these preferences. There is a growing demand for versatile porcelain tableware that can be used for various dining occasions. Consumers seek tableware that can seamlessly transition from everyday use to special occasions. Manufacturers are focusing on creating multi-functional pieces, such as stackable plates, bowls with multiple uses, and serving dishes that can double as decorative items. Thus, the growing prevalence of chronic and blood-related disorders is expected to expedite the business expansion.

Porcelain Tableware Product Type Segmentation

 Porcelain Tableware Market Size, By Product Type

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Based on product type, the porcelain tableware market is segmented as plates, bowls, cups and saucers, mugs, serving dishes, others. Plates held a majority market value of USD xx billion in 2022. Plates and bowls are essential items in everyday dining, both at homes and in restaurants. The demand for plates and bowls is driven by the need for practical and functional tableware for serving meals. The demand for cups and saucers is driven by the widespread consumption of hot beverages and the desire for a refined and elegant serving experience. Moreover, an increasing usage will further accelerate the segmental growth.

Porcelain Tableware Design and Style Segmentation

Porcelain Tableware Market Revenue Share, By Design and Style

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Based on design and style, the porcelain tableware market is segmented as traditional, contemporary, modern, vintage, artistic/decorative, custom/personalized. Traditional held a dominant market share of around 40% in 2022 and is expected to grow at a lucrative pace through 2032. Classic and traditional designs in porcelain tableware evoke a sense of timeless elegance and sophistication. The demand for such designs is driven by consumers who appreciate a traditional aesthetic and seek tableware that complements formal dining occasions.

Porcelain tableware Application Segmentation

Based on application the porcelain tableware market is segmented as household, commercial, gifting/premium, collectibles. Commercial held a dominant market share in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at 6.2% CAGR through 2032. Catering companies and event planners often use porcelain tableware for their buffet setups, banquets, and large-scale events. The demand for porcelain tableware in the catering industry is driven by the need for elegant and professional presentation. Porcelain tableware is often used in dining areas, room service, and special events within these establishments. Thus, the high-quality services of Porcelain tableware are anticipated to expedite the business growth.

Porcelain Tableware End-use Segmentation

Based on end-use, the porcelain tableware market is segmented as individuals/consumers, HoReCa, corporate/institutional buyers. HoReCa held the dominant market in 2022 and is anticipated to grow through the years. The demand for porcelain tableware in the food service industry is driven by businesses seeking high-quality tableware that enhances the presentation of their dishes. Restaurants, hotels, and cafes require durable, attractive, and functional tableware to create a positive dining experience for their customers.

Porcelain Tableware Distribution Channel Segmentation

Based on distribution channel, the market is segmented as online retail, specialty stores, department stores, supermarkets/hypermarkets, others. Online retail held the dominant market in 2022 and is anticipated to grow through the years. Online retail platforms provide customers with the convenience of browsing and purchasing porcelain tableware from the comfort of their homes. The demand for porcelain tableware through online retail is driven by customers looking for a wide range of options, competitive pricing, and doorstep delivery.

Porcelain Tableware Regional Analysis

U.S. Porcelain Tableware Market Size,

U.S. dominated the North American region with majority market share and a revenue of USD 3.9 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a significant pace from 2023-2032. Rising disposable incomes and an improving economy in North America contribute to increased consumer spending on lifestyle and luxury products, including porcelain tableware. As consumers have more discretionary income, they are willing to invest in high-quality and aesthetically pleasing tableware to enhance their dining experiences. Thus, the above-mentioned variables would augment the Porcelain tableware business growth in the North America positively.

Porcelain Tableware Industry Leaders

Some of the major market players operating in the Porcelain tableware market are Villeroy & Boch, Rosenthal, Wedgwood, Royal Copenhagen, Royal Doulton, Lenox Corporation, Noritake, Spode, Portmeirion Group, Seltmann Weiden, Meissen, Bernardaud, Haviland, Herend, Richard Ginori among others. These players focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for market expansion. Furthermore, these players are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.

Porcelain Tableware Industry News

In June 2021, Lenox Corporation acquired Oneida Consumer LLC. The deal includes all existing Oneida consumer-branded tableware products including dinnerware, flatware, and cutlery. Through this acquisition, Lenox expanded its brand portfolio, focusing on increasing its presence across all retail channels. The company is targeting existing and new customers and strengthening its distribution channels globally with a broad range of products.

Porcelain tableware market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Billion & Units from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Product Type

  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Cups and Saucers
  • Mugs
  • Serving Dishes
  • Others

By Design and Style

  • Traditional
  • Contemporary
  • Modern
  • Vintage
  • Artistic/Decorative
  • Custom/Personalized

By Application

  • Household
  • Commercial
  • Gifting/Premium
  • Collectibles

By End-use

  • Individuals/Consumers
  • HoReCa
  • Corporate/Institutional Buyers

By Distribution Channel

  • Online retail
  • Specialty Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for porcelain tableware was USD 23.6 billion in 2022 and may reach USD 45.1 billion by the end of 2032 due to rising adoption in restaurants, hotels, and cafes

The traditional design and style segment recorded around 40% of the porcelain tableware industry share in 2022 owing to the surging need to evoke a sense of timeless elegance and sophistication

Porcelain tableware size from the commercial application segment is anticipated to observe 6.2% CAGR from 2023-2032 driven by the incessant need for elegant and professional presentation.

U.S. porcelain tableware size was USD 3.9 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to witness significant pace from 2023-2032 owing to the increasing disposable incomes and higher consumer spending on lifestyle and luxury products in the country

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