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INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
Dinnerware market is the part of a much broader tableware market and includes such items as plates, bowls, cups, saucers and mugs. In the past two years, the consumer market for tableware and tabletop items grew 6.4% in 2007 as compared to the year 2006 and then declined by 4.2 % in 2008. As far as the total market for dinnerware is concerned, it declined by 14% in 2008 as compared to 2006. The sales of glass tableware declined by 10 %. Only crystal in the glassware category increased by 7 % in terms of sales.

When talking about the trends of dinnerware market, it not only includes the sales statistics but also the purchasing behavior and preferences of the consumers. Nowadays, consumers are more interested in dinnerware that enhances the appearance of their dinner table. As such, they are attracted by the decorative pieces of tableware, for example a decorative bowl that can also act as a centerpiece of dinner table is liked by them.

Apart from their decorative value, dinnerware that are vibrant in colors such as bright oranges, yellows, gold metallics etc. are mostly liked these days. Patterns too are important and the present trend is towards ethnic prints like Native American patterns, African motifs and Asian batiks etc. One more trend that is taking momentum is that of eco-dinnerware or the recycled dinnerware which is fast making place onto the dinner tables every where. Also fancy graphics and dinnerware having irregular shapes like star, squares, geometric shapes, organic shapes are being seen not only in home kitchens and on dinner tables but also in hotels and restaurants.
ADVICE FOR THE BUYERS
Several factors such as price range, family size, and the food determine the type of dinnerware to purchase. Following are some tips for the dinnerware buyers:

  • Ceramic dinnerware that contains lead glaze should not be used.
  • The glaze on the ware should be without cracks, bubbles, and holes.
  • Highest quality is porcelain, followed by fine china, bone china, stoneware, ironstone, earthenware, and plastic
  • To determine if ware is bone china or porcelain, hold the ware against light and put your hand behind the ware. If you are able to see the shadow of your hand through the ware. When hit with forefinger or thumb, they produce a resonating sound. Check for smoothness of edges, clear and lustrous color.
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Dinnerware refers to the entire gamut of cutlery or crockery items such as plates, bowls, spoons, glasses, fork, and knife. These items are chiefly made of clay, glass, and plastic. Good quality dinnerware is metal resistant, stackable, lightweight, oven safe and washable in dishwater.

The first dinnerware was made in China dinnerware during early periods of civilization. Hence the word China is the most generic term for all kinds of dinnerware.


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Dinnerware by Products
Bowls
Bowls
Bowls in eye catching shapes are most sought after product in the present dinnerware industry.
  

Dinnerware by Materials
Melamine Dinnerware
Melamine Dinnerware
Light weight, high stiffness, stain, break and chip resistance are the attributes of melamine dinnerware.


Plates
Plates
In present industry, plates in variety of shapes, colors, designs and materials have attracted global buyers.
  
Porcelain Dinnerware
Porcelain Dinnerware
These are widely used due to features like heat resistance, low moisture absorption & wear resistance.


Jugs
Jugs
Steel, plastic, brass, glass or clay are some of the materials used for making jugs.
  
Plastic Dinnerware
Plastic Dinnerware
Plastic dinnerware offer countless benefits like stiffness, solid-color, break-resistance and also price viability.


Food Container
Food Container
From air tight ones, 100% leak proof to hot food case, food containers are available in a wide variety.
  
Steel Dinnerware
Steel Dinnerware
These are available in stylized line blends with both contemporary & traditional choices of buyers.


Mugs
Mugs
Ideal beverage containers 'mugs' collection include glass mugs, ceramic mugs, plastic mugs, stainless steel mugs.
  
Ceramic Dinnerware
Ceramic Dinnerware
In the global market, Ceramic dinnerwares have have made a wider place for their finish and designs.


Serving Trays
Serving Trays
Platter or serving trays are made of materials like melamine, ceramic, glass, stainless steel and plastic.
  
Glass Dinnerware
Glass Dinnerware
From tempered, recycled glass, colored to the decorated ones, glass dinnerware encompasses a huge collection.


Cutleries
Cutleries
Skilfully carved cutlery with distinct finish are widely demanded in materials like stainless steel and silver.
  
Silver Dinner Set
Silver Dinner Set
This collection is popular in intricate designs encompass silver cutlery, bowls, serving plates & more.



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