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Australia - Clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights
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Australia: Common Clay Market Overview 2021

Common Clay Market Size in Australia

In 2019, the Australian common clay market decreased by -X% to $X for the first time since 2016, thus ending a two-year rising trend. Over the period under review, consumption, however, recorded a mild downturn. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when the market value increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $X. From 2014 to 2019, the growth of the market remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Common Clay Production in Australia

In value terms, common clay production shrank to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, production, however, saw a mild slump. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013 when the production volume increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, production attained the peak level of $X. From 2014 to 2019, production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Common Clay Exports

Exports from Australia

In 2019, shipments abroad of common clay increased by X% to X tonnes, rising for the second year in a row after two years of decline. Overall, exports enjoyed noticeable growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, exports reached the peak of X tonnes. From 2009 to 2019, the growth exports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, common clay exports surged to $X in 2019. In general, exports recorded a slight contraction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Exports peaked at $X in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2019, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

Indonesia (X tonnes) was the main destination for common clay exports from Australia, with a X% share of total exports. Moreover, common clay exports to Indonesia exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, India (X tonnes), more than tenfold. New Zealand (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total exports with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to Indonesia totaled +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: India (+X% per year) and New Zealand (-X% per year).

In value terms, Indonesia ($X) remains the key foreign market for common clay exports from Australia, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by New Zealand ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by India, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to Indonesia totaled +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: New Zealand (-X% per year) and India (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2019, the average common clay export price amounted to $X per tonne, reducing by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price continues to indicate a pronounced shrinkage. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013 when the average export price increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, export price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2014 to 2019, the growth in terms of the average export prices remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Singapore ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Indonesia ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to New Zealand, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced mixed trend patterns.

Common Clay Imports

Imports into Australia

In 2019, purchases abroad of common clay decreased by -X% to X tonnes for the first time since 2015, thus ending a three-year rising trend. In general, imports, however, recorded a prominent increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports hit record highs at X tonnes in 2018, and then dropped remarkably in the following year.

In value terms, common clay imports shrank rapidly to $X in 2019. Overall, imports, however, saw a prominent increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at $X in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2019, imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

In 2019, the U.S. (X tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of common clay to Australia, accounting for a X% share of total imports. Moreover, common clay imports from the U.S. exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, China (X tonnes), threefold. Spain (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total imports with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of volume from the U.S. amounted to +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: China (+X% per year) and Spain (+X% per year).

In value terms, the U.S. ($X) constituted the largest supplier of common clay to Australia, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Spain ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by China, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of value from the U.S. stood at +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Spain (+X% per year) and China (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the average common clay import price amounted to $X per tonne, with an increase of X% against the previous year. In general, the import price enjoyed a measured increase. The import price peaked at $X per tonne in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2019, import prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was the UK ($X per tonne), while the price for India ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by New Zealand, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for clays in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of clay consumption was China (56M tonnes), comprising approx. 24% of total volume. Moreover, clay consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Russia (24M tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Turkey (17M tonnes), with a 7.2% share.
What are the largest producers of clays in the world?
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China (58M tonnes) remains the largest clay producing country worldwide, accounting for 25% of total volume. Moreover, clay production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Russia (22M tonnes), threefold. Turkey (17M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 7.2% share.
What are the leading suppliers of clays to Australia?
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In value terms, the U.S. ($8.1M) constituted the largest supplier of clay to Australia, comprising 47% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by China ($3.8M), with a 22% share of total imports. It was followed by India, with a 11% share.
What are the leading importers of clays from Australia?
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In value terms, the largest markets for clay exported from Australia were New Zealand ($1.6M), China ($1.5M) and Thailand ($940K), with a combined 47% share of total exports.
What is the average export price for clays in Australia?
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In 2019, the average clay export price amounted to $310 per tonne, growing by 10% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for clays in Australia?
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In 2019, the average clay import price amounted to $258 per tonne, surging by 3.6% against the previous year.

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 -

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the common clay market in Australia. 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:
• Australia

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in Australia
• 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
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

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

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

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
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2019
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

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2019
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2019
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019

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