Kaolin and Kaolinitic Clays Market

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Kaolin and Kaolinitic Clays - World's Largest Markets

RatingCountry
1Hungary
2China
3Japan
4India
5United States

In value terms, Hungary led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by China. It was followed by Japan.

In Hungary, the kaolin and kaolinitic clays market increased at an average annual rate of +19.4% over the period from 2018-2020. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: China (+6.1% per year) and Japan (+19.0% per year).

Kaolin And Kaolinitic Clays Prices

Lowest Prices - FOB - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per tonne
Portugal11711652-33.3%
Ukraine737465-5.6%
Spain15314687-24.6%
India61639726.1%
Germany149170106-15.7%
Brazil1101101162.7%
Bulgaria132125125-2.7%
Czech Republic1231281354.8%
China10311414016.6%
United Kingdom1471571645.6%
France2062172264.7%
United States2372422492.5%
Average1401471627.6%

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 ($249 per tonne), while Portugal ($52 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

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

Highest Prices - CIF - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per tonne
Japan19024424914.5%
China1972232175.0%
Germany2021952122.4%
Finland1701661946.8%
Mexico1821911912.4%
Canada1791901790.0%
Turkey1451511594.7%
Belgium1511371561.6%
Italy11614514813.0%
Egypt118119110-3.4%
Spain7984821.9%
Russia787970-5.3%
Hong Kong SAR623740-19.7%
Average1491551665.5%

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Japan ($249 per tonne), while Hong Kong SAR ($40 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

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

Kaolin and Kaolinitic Clays - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
billion USD
China0.10.10.1-2.6%
Spain0.10.10.1-11.2%
Germany0.10.10.1-11.7%
Japan0.090.10.09-1.0%
Belgium0.10.10.09-12.4%

In value terms, the largest kaolin and kaolinitic clays importing markets worldwide were China ($126M), Spain ($117M) and Germany ($97M), together comprising 21% of global imports. Japan, Belgium, Mexico, Italy, Finland, Canada, Turkey, Egypt, Russia and Hong Kong SAR lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 37%.

Egypt recorded the highest growth rate of 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.

Kaolin and Kaolinitic Clays - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
billion USD
United States0.60.60.5-6.6%
United Kingdom0.20.20.2-11.7%
China0.10.10.111.0%
Brazil0.20.20.1-14.3%
Czech Republic0.070.070.07-3.6%

In value terms, the United States ($507M) remains the largest kaolin and kaolinitic clays supplier worldwide, comprising 35% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the UK ($179M), with a 12% share of global exports. It was followed by China, with a 9.7% share.

From 2018 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of value in the United States stood at -6.6%. The remaining exporting countries recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: the UK (-11.7% per year) and China (+11.0% per year).

Kaolin and Kaolinitic Clays - Market Forecast

Driven by increasing demand for kaolin and kaolinitic clays 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.

Kaolin and Kaolinitic Clays - Top Companies

Youyi County Xiangyangshan Quarry Co., Ltd., Imerys Usa, Inc., Huzhu Xianjiahua Mining Co., Ltd., Youyi County Fengyuanshan Quarry Co., Ltd., Heilongjiang Baoquanling Land Reclamation Shengxin Quarry, HAINAN RUBBER GROUP (SINGAPORE) DEVELOPMENT PTE. LTD., Ningxiang Hongying Sandstone Workshop, LB MINERALS, s.r.o., Nellore Municipal Corporation, Daesung MDI Co.,Ltd., Caminauer Kaolinwerk GmbH, Luanping County Xurixin Mining Industry Co., Ltd., Zhoushan Ruichang Sand Excavation Co., Ltd., Gebrüder Dorfner GmbH & Co. Kaolin- und Kristallquarzsand-Werke KG, POLAT MADEN SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI, ADELINO DUARTE DA MOTA, S.A., KANYO CORP.,LTD., Pará Pigmentos S/A, HATTORI K.K., Guizhou Ankaida Industry Co.,Ltd.

Kaolin and Kaolinitic Clays - Product Coverage

  • HS 2507 - Kaolin and other kaolinic clays; whether or not calcined
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