Clay Market

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Clay - World's Largest Markets

RatingCountry
1China
2Japan
3Russia
4Pakistan
5Indonesia

In value terms, China, Japan and Russia were the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2020, with a combined 53% share of the global market.

Among the main consuming countries, Russia recorded the highest growth rate of market size, over the period under review, while clay market for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Clay Prices

Lowest Prices - FOB - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per ton
Ukraine656650-12.3%
Malaysia838559-15.7%
India777765-8.1%
Germany879175-7.2%
Turkey949982-6.6%
Netherlands1091121121.4%
Brazil1141141223.4%
Czech Republic1251261364.3%
Spain179189165-4.0%
United Kingdom1611751826.3%
China1841842045.3%
United States2442432470.6%
Average134138133-0.2%

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was the United States ($247 per ton), while Ukraine ($50 per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2018 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the UK, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Highest Prices - CIF - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per ton
Japan2342702676.8%
China251253247-0.8%
Germany2212112250.9%
Mexico1852042065.5%
France1741821750.3%
Canada1411511513.5%
Poland878613625.0%
Taiwan (Chinese)1291261321.2%
Netherlands100921104.9%
Italy7486889.0%
Belgium14413984-23.6%
Spain6972839.7%
Russia667064-1.5%
Average1351401484.7%

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Japan ($267 per ton), while Russia ($64 per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2018 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Poland, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Clay - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
billion USD
Germany0.30.30.3-7.5%
Italy0.30.30.2-9.0%
China0.20.20.2-2.9%
Spain0.30.20.2-19.4%
Japan0.20.20.2-7.2%

In value terms, the largest clay importing markets worldwide were Germany ($277M), Italy ($241M) and China ($209M), with a combined 20% share of global imports. Spain, Japan, the Netherlands, Canada, Poland, Belgium, Mexico, France, Taiwan (Chinese) and Russia lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 37%.

Poland saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, among the main importing countries over the period under review, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced a decline in the imports figures.

Clay - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
billion USD
United States10.90.8-8.1%
China0.40.40.43.6%
Ukraine0.40.40.2-24.9%
United Kingdom0.30.20.2-11.5%
Germany0.30.30.2-11.3%

In value terms, the largest clay supplying countries worldwide were the United States ($828M), China ($442M) and Ukraine ($241M), together accounting for 46% of global exports. These countries were followed by the UK, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Turkey, India, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Malaysia, which together accounted for a further 34%.

Malaysia recorded the highest growth rate of the value of exports, in terms of the main exporting countries over the period under review, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Clay - Market Forecast

Driven by increasing demand for clay worldwide, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next decade. Market performance is forecast to decelerate, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of for the period from 2020 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to by the end of 2030.

Clay - Top Companies

Youyi County Xiangyangshan Quarry Co., Ltd., Imerys Usa, Inc., Amcol International Corp, Huzhu Xianjiahua Mining Co., Ltd., American Colloid Company, Youyi County Fengyuanshan Quarry Co., Ltd., Heilongjiang Baoquanling Land Reclamation Shengxin Quarry, HAINAN RUBBER GROUP (SINGAPORE) DEVELOPMENT PTE. LTD., QMAG LIMITED, Byk Additives Inc., QUEENSLAND MAGNESIA PTY LTD, JOY GLOBAL (UK) LIMITED, Active Minerals International, LLC, Ningxiang Hongying Sandstone Workshop, Kyanite Mining Corporation, LB MINERALS, s.r.o., NUOVA SOLMINE SPA, Nellore Municipal Corporation, Sibelco Deutschland GmbH, KALTUN MADENCILIK SANAYI NAKLIYE VE AKARYAKIT TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Clay - Product Coverage

  • HS 2507 - Kaolin and other kaolinic clays; whether or not calcined
  • HS 250810 - Clays (excluding expanded clays of heading no. 6806); bentonite, whether or not calcined
  • HS 250830 - Clays (excluding expanded clays of heading no. 6806); fireclay, whether or not calcined
  • HS 250840 - Clays (excluding expanded clays of heading no. 6806); n.e.s. in heading no. 2508, whether or not calcined
  • HS 250850 - Clays (excluding expanded clays of heading no. 6806); andalusite, kyanite and sillimanite, whether or not calcined
  • HS 250860 - Clays (excluding expanded clays of heading no. 6806); mullite
  • HS 250870 - Clays (excluding expanded clays of heading no. 6806); chamotte or dinas earths
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