Tiles have emerged as the lead product category to benefit from a long term recovery in the market for building materials, with Asia Pacific markets such as China and India expected to lead the way as regional sources of demand.

In a new report analysing worldwide markets for materials such as bricks, tiles, concrete, steel, and timber, industry research firm Research and Markets says the tile market was particularly badly hit during economic recession following the GFC. The financial crisis drove a steep fall in demand across mature markets such…