Kaolinitic Clay Market

Kaolinitic clay market: get the latest info featured by an Ai-driven market intelligence tool. Data contain trade, production, market prices, consumption, market size, imports, exports, and companies. Here is a split by country, including EU, Africa, Russia, China, Latin America, the U.S., the Middle East, and the U.K. Market insights and forecast to 2030 are also provided in the snapshots.


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Kaolinitic Clay - World's Largest Markets

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

In value terms, the largest kaolinitic clay, fireclay and clay for construction use markets worldwide were China, Russia and the United States, with a combined 1.9% share of the global market.

Russia saw the highest growth rate of market size, in terms of the main consuming countries over the period under review, while market of kaolinitic clays, fireclays and clays for construction use for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Kaolinitic Clay, Fireclay And Clay For Construction Use Prices

Lowest Prices - FOB - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per tonne
Turkey968151-27.1%
India69718812.9%
Czech Republic1261281322.4%
Ukraine12212814910.5%
China1511581541.0%
United Kingdom1571761745.3%
Brazil11110917826.6%
Spain1721831946.2%
Belgium2202382424.9%
United States2492542551.2%
France2532372652.3%
Germany2803363186.6%
Average1691781895.9%

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Germany ($318 per tonne), while Turkey ($51 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

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

Highest Prices - CIF - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per tonne
Japan2272652647.8%
China2412542542.7%
Germany2382312451.5%
Mexico1742001904.5%
Belgium1761661760.0%
Canada1631781733.0%
France162172149-4.1%
Italy1261351374.3%
Taiwan (Chinese)111109110-0.5%
Bangladesh9592981.6%
Poland8892880.0%
Russia8585860.6%
Spain848783-0.6%
Average1571631652.6%

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Japan ($264 per tonne), while Spain ($83 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.

Kaolinitic Clay, Fireclay and Clay for Construction Use - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
billion USD
Italy0.30.30.2-13.7%
China0.20.20.21.6%
Germany0.20.20.2-8.7%
Spain0.20.20.2-12.2%
Japan0.20.20.1-16.5%

In value terms, Italy ($219M), China ($191M) and Germany ($181M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2020, with a combined 23% share of global imports. Spain, Japan, Belgium, Mexico, Canada, France, Russia, Taiwan (Chinese), Poland and Bangladesh lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 33%.

Bangladesh saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, in terms of the main importing countries over the period under review, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the imports figures.

Kaolinitic Clay, Fireclay and Clay for Construction Use - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
billion USD
United States0.80.80.7-8.1%
Ukraine0.50.50.3-21.3%
China0.20.20.20.9%
United Kingdom0.30.20.2-12.8%
Brazil0.20.20.23.1%

In value terms, the United States ($667M) remains the largest kaolinitic clay, fireclay and clay for construction use supplier worldwide, comprising 27% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Ukraine ($328M), with a 13% share of global exports. It was followed by China, with a 8.5% share.

In the United States, exports of kaolinitic clays, fireclays and clays for construction use declined by an average annual rate of -8.1% over the period from 2018-2020. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Ukraine (-21.3% per year) and China (+0.9% per year).

Kaolinitic Clay, Fireclay and Clay for Construction Use - Market Forecast

Driven by increasing demand for kaolinitic clay, fireclay and clay for construction use 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.

Kaolinitic Clay - Product Coverage

  • 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
  • HS 250830 - Clays (excluding expanded clays of heading no. 6806); fireclay, whether or not calcined
  • HS 250780 - Kaolinitic Clays (Ball And Plastic Clays)
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