World - Clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights
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World - Clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights

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Article Publishing Date: May 28, 2018

Which Country Imports the Most Clays in the World?

IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Clays - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, approx. X tons of clay were imported worldwide- coming down by -X% against the previous year level. Overall, clay imports continue to indicate a slight descent. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, when import increased by X% y-o-y. Global clay import peaked of X tons in 2008- however, from 2009 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, clay imports amounted to $X in 2016. In general, clay imports continue to indicate a slight downturn. Global clay import peaked of $X in 2008- however, from 2009 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Clay Importing Countries in the World

X. Japan (X million USD)

X. Belgium (X million USD)

X. Germany (X million USD)

X. Finland (X million USD)

X. China (X million USD)

X. Spain (X million USD)

X. Italy (X million USD)

X. Mexico (X million USD)

X. Canada (X million USD)

X. India (X million USD)

X. Russia (X million USD)

X. United Kingdom (X million USD)

Clay Imports By Country

In 2016, the UK (X tons), Belgium (X tons), China (X tons), and Spain (X tons) represented the key importers of clay in the world, committing X% of total import. Italy (X tons) ranks second globally in clay imports with a X% share, following Finland (X%). The following importers - Japan (X tons), Germany (X tons), Mexico (X tons), Canada (X tons), Russia (X tons), and India (X tons) together made up X% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of clay imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Belgium (+X% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest clay markets worldwide were Japan ($X), Belgium ($X) and Germany ($X), together comprising X% of global imports.Finland, China, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Canada, India, Russia and the UK lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X%.

India (+X% per year) recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the clay imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last X year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Clay Import Prices By Country

The average clay import price stood at $X per ton in 2016, import ,therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year level. In general, clay import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when import increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average clay import price attained its maximum level of $X per ton in 2013- however, from 2014 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was Japan ($X per ton), while the UK ($X per ton) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of clay import prices was attained by India (+X% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Do you want to know more about global clay market? Get the latest trends and insight from our report. It includes a wide range of statistics on

  • clay market share
  • clay prices
  • clay industry
  • clay sales
  • clay import
  • clay export
  • clay market forecast
  • clay price forecast
  • key clay producers

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code X - Kaolin and other kaolinic clays- whether or not calcined.

Source: IndexBox Market Intelligence Platform

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global common clay market. 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 2030.


Product coverage:
• Prodcom 08122250 - Common clays and shales for construction use (excluding bentonite, fireclay, expanded clays, kaolin and kaolinic clays), a ndalusite, kyanite and sillimanite, mullite, chamotte or dinas earths
• Prodcom 08122255 -

Data coverage:
• Global market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
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• Global trade (exports and imports)
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

    1. REPORT DESCRIPTION
    2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
    3. DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
    4. GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
  2. 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    A Quick Overview of Market Performance

    1. KEY FINDINGS
  3. 3. MARKET OVERVIEW

    Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

    1. MARKET SIZE
    2. CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
    3. MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
  4. 4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCT

    Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

    1. TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
    2. BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
    3. MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
    4. MOST TRADED PRODUCT
    5. MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
  5. 5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

    Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

    1. TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
    2. TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
    3. TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
    4. LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
  6. 6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

    Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

    1. TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
    2. TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
    3. UNSATURATED MARKETS
    4. TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
    5. MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
  7. 7. GLOBAL PRODUCTION

    The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

    1. PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
    2. PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
  8. 8. GLOBAL IMPORTS

    The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

    1. IMPORTS FROM 2012–2022
    2. IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
    3. IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
  9. 9. GLOBAL EXPORTS

    The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

    1. EXPORTS FROM 2012–2022
    2. EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
    3. EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
  10. 10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

    The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

  11. 11. COUNTRY PROFILES

    The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

    1. United States
    2. China
    3. Japan
    4. Germany
    5. United Kingdom
    6. France
    7. Brazil
    8. Italy
    9. Russian Federation
    10. India
    11. Canada
    12. Australia
    13. Republic of Korea
    14. Spain
    15. Mexico
    16. Indonesia
    17. Netherlands
    18. Turkey
    19. Saudi Arabia
    20. Switzerland
    21. Sweden
    22. Nigeria
    23. Poland
    24. Belgium
    25. Argentina
    26. Norway
    27. Austria
    28. Thailand
    29. United Arab Emirates
    30. Colombia
    31. Denmark
    32. South Africa
    33. Malaysia
    34. Israel
    35. Singapore
    36. Egypt
    37. Philippines
    38. Finland
    39. Chile
    40. Ireland
    41. Pakistan
    42. Greece
    43. Portugal
    44. Kazakhstan
    45. Algeria
    46. Czech Republic
    47. Qatar
    48. Peru
    49. Romania
    50. Vietnam
  12. LIST OF TABLES
    1. Key Findings In 2022
    2. Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
    3. Market Value, 2012–2022
    4. Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2018–2022
    5. Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
    6. Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
    7. Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
    8. Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2022
    9. Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
    10. Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
    11. Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2022
  13. LIST OF FIGURES
    1. Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
    2. Market Value, 2012–2022
    3. Consumption, By Country, 2022
    4. Market Volume Forecast to 2030
    5. Market Value Forecast to 2030
    6. Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
    7. Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
    8. Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
    9. Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
    10. Production Volume And Growth
    11. Exports And Growth
    12. Export Prices And Growth
    13. Market Size And Growth
    14. Per Capita Consumption
    15. Imports And Growth
    16. Import Prices
    17. Production, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
    18. Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
    19. Production, By Country, 2022
    20. Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
    21. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
    22. Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
    23. Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2022
    24. Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
    25. Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
    26. Import Prices, By Country, 2012–2022
    27. Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
    28. Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
    29. Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2022
    30. Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
    31. Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
    32. Export Prices, 2012–2022

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