Talc Market - France Prevails in the EU Talc and Steatite Trade

Other Mining And Quarrying August 04, 2015
EU - Talc And Steatite - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights

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Talc is a widespread mineral that has an influence on just about every person in the world. The singularly unique physical properties of talc are highly sought after in many industries. The five basic characteristics of it, namely its softness, chemical inertness, lamellarity, whiteness, and affinity for organic chemicals, not only make talc invaluable for industrial applications but also for day-to-day use. These properties are used in industries manufacturing plastics, rubber, paper, paints, ceramics, food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and soap.

Many European countries are viewed as major talc producers in the world, for instance, Finland, France, Italy and Austria. The majority of talc produced in the EU is consumed domestically.

France dominates on the EU talc market and takes the second spot in production. In 2013, France exported X% of its total talc and steatite output. Of this amount, X% was supplied to Spain, where French talc and steatite held X% share of total Spanish consumption.

Although talc is considered a common mineral, there are not many commercially feasible deposits of it. In fact, there are less than X talc mines in the EU. The European talc trade is restrained by the inexpensiveness of talc, which does not balance logistic expenses involved in the trade. The types of talc that are imported into the EU are high quality grades supplied mainly by Pakistan and Australia to be further processed in the EU.

Pakistan and Australia were the main suppliers of talc and steatite into the EU, with a combined share of X% of total extra-EU imports in 2013. Pakistan (+X% per year) was also the fastest growing supplier in extra-EU imports from 2007 to 2013, followed by the Republic of Korea (+X% per year). Pakistan considerably strengthened its position in the European import structure, from X% in 2007 to X% in 2013.

In 2013, the main foreign destinations of extra-EU talc and steatite exports were Israel (X%), China (X%) and Switzerland (X%). The share exported to China increased (+X percentage points), while the share sent to Switzerland illustrated negative dynamics (-X percentage points). The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

One of talc's applications is polypropylene, which is increasingly becoming more prevalent in the automotive industry with the aim of reducing a vehicle's weight. With technological advances, talc is becoming far more common in a variety of industries whose goal is to meet lighter weight requirements. The leading talc producers have also been focusing recently on manufacturing specialty micronized grades of talc to use in plastics compounding.

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  • key talc producers

Source: EU: Talc And Steatite - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To X

Product coverage:
UNCode 16390-5 - Talc and steatite.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the talc market in the EU. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.

Country coverage: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value;
• Per Capita consumption;
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term;
• Production in the EU, split by region and country;
• Trade (exports and imports) in the EU;
• Export and import prices;
• Market trends, drivers and restraints;
• Key market players and their profiles.

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1. INTRODUCTION
Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business
1.1 REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3 DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4 GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS

2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
A Quick Overview of Market Performance
2.1 KEY FINDINGS
2.2 MARKET TRENDS

3. MARKET OVERVIEW
Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects
3.1 MARKET SIZE
3.2 CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3 MARKET FORECAST TO 2025

4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS
Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business
NOTE: THIS CHAPTER IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR PROFESSIONAL EDITION
4.1 TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2 BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3 MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4 MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5 MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT

5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES
Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain
NOTE: THIS CHAPTER IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR PROFESSIONAL EDITION
5.1 TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2 TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3 TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4 LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES

6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS
Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports
NOTE: THIS CHAPTER IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR PROFESSIONAL EDITION
6.1 TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2 TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3 UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4 TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5 MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS

7. PRODUCTION
The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry
7.1 PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2 PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY

8. IMPORTS
The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed
8.1 IMPORTS FROM 2007–2017
8.2 IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3 IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY

9. EXPORTS
The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed
9.1 EXPORTS FROM 2007–2017
9.2 EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3 EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY

10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS
The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles
NOTE: THIS CHAPTER IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR PROFESSIONAL EDITION

11. COUNTRY PROFILES
The Largest Markets And Their Profiles
NOTE: THIS CHAPTER IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR PROFESSIONAL EDITION
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
United Kingdom

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1: Key Findings In 2017
Table 2: Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Table 3: Market Value, 2007–2017
Table 4: Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015-2017
Table 5: Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 6: Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 7: Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 8: Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2017
Table 9: Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 10: Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 11: Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2017

LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1: Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 2: Market Value, 2007–2017
Figure 3: Consumption, By Country, 2017
Figure 4: Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5: Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6: Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7: Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8: Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9: Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10: Exports And Growth
Figure 11: Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12: Market Size And Growth
Figure 13: Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14: Imports And Growth
Figure 15: Import Prices
Figure 16: Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 17: Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 18: Production, By Country, 2017
Figure 19: Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 20: Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 21: Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 22: Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2017
Figure 23: Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 24: Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 25: Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 26: Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 27: Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 28: Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2017
Figure 29: Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 30: Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 31: Export Prices, 2007–2017