Nine sectors, one voice

Cerame-Unie unites nine sectors of the European ceramic industry from tableware and tiles to bricks and refractories.


The European ceramic industry covers a wide array of applications, ranging from construction and consumer goods to industrial applications and high-tech innovations.

Facts & Figures

Did you know that the average lifespan of a brick house is 150 years? Or that up to 30% of production costs are related to energy? Get to know the ceramic industry better by discovering some facts and figures.

Latest Updates

EU projects
25 November 2020

The project LIFE SUPERHERO is officially online | “Ventilated and permeable roofs for energetic sustainability and efficiency”

Press release

Starting from today it is possible to find all the information about ongoing project updates, news, events and much more at:
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13 November 2020

CU Response to the TPR Public Consultation

Position paper

Cerame-Unie’s contribution to the Public Consultation on the EU Trade Policy Review.
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18 November 2020

EUMICON Digital Conference 2020 | "Recovery. Made in Europe“ | 18 November | 14.30-17.00 | Online event


EUMICON has the pleasure of inviting you to the digital conference "Recovery. Made in Europe", to take place on 18 November.
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EU funding programmes
4 November 2020



Please consult here the updated 2020 CU Inventory on R&I Projects in the Ceramic Industry .
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Market access
13 October 2020

Inauguration of the new EU trade portal “Access2Markets” by DG TRADE

Press release

Please consult here the Press Release of Cerame-Unie regarding the launch of the new EU trade portal “Access2Markets”
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Cerame-Unie Brochure on Circular Economy and Sustainability | Best Practices from the Ceramic Industry


The many faces of ceramics
Applications of ceramics range from construction and housing and consumer goods to high-tech and innovation and industrial applications.
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News & Publications
Stay up-to-date on all of Cerame-Unie's activities by browsing through news articles, press releases, position papers and other publications.
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Research & Innovation
Research and innovation is essential to keep European industry at the forefront globally. Breakthrough technologies can deliver resource and energy efficiency, contributing to the European targets and objectives set in these areas.
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Trade & Internal Market
With around one third of production related to exports outside the EU and a positive trade balance close to €5 billion, the European ceramic industry is an export champion.
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Climate & Energy
The EU ETS covers over 1200 ceramic installations: 10% of the total number of installations, but only 1% of emissions. The ceramic industry is energy-intensive, with energy accounting for up to 30% of total production costs.
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