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Belgium: Common Clay Market Overview 2021

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Common Clay Market Size in Belgium

In 2020, the Belgian common clay market increased by X% to $X, rising for the sixth year in a row after two years of decline. Overall, consumption, however, recorded a noticeable reduction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 when the market value increased by X% against the previous year. Common clay consumption peaked at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2020, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Common Clay Production in Belgium

In value terms, common clay production totaled $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. In general, production recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, production reached the maximum level at $X in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, production failed to regain the momentum.

Common Clay Exports

Exports from Belgium

Common clay exports from Belgium reduced notably to X tonnes in 2020, waning by -X% on the year before. Overall, exports saw a deep contraction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2020, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, common clay exports shrank dramatically to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, exports saw a abrupt contraction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Exports peaked at $X in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

The Netherlands (X tonnes), Germany (X tonnes) and France (X tonnes) were the main destinations of common clay exports from Belgium, with a combined X% share of total exports. Luxembourg and Spain lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the main countries of destination, was attained by Spain, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest markets for common clay exported from Belgium were the Netherlands ($X), France ($X) and Germany ($X), with a combined X% share of total exports. Spain and Luxembourg lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X terms of the main countries of destination, Spain recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced mixed trend patterns.

Export Prices by Country

The average common clay export price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, declining by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price saw a noticeable shrinkage. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2012 an increase of X% against the previous year. The export price peaked at $X per tonne in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, export prices failed to regain the momentum.

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

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to France, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced mixed trend patterns.

Common Clay Imports

Imports into Belgium

In 2020, supplies from abroad of common clay was finally on the rise to reach X tonnes for the first time since 2016, thus ending a three-year declining trend. In general, imports, however, saw a abrupt downturn. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Imports peaked at X tonnes in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2020, imports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, common clay imports soared to $X in 2020. Overall, imports, however, recorded a slight contraction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2020, Germany (X tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of common clay to Belgium, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, common clay imports from Germany exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, the Netherlands (X tonnes), sevenfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Spain (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from Germany totaled -X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: the Netherlands (-X% per year) and Spain (+X% per year).

In value terms, the largest common clay suppliers to Belgium were the Netherlands ($X), Germany ($X) and Spain ($X), together comprising X% of total imports.

Among the main suppliers, Spain recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced mixed trend patterns.

Import Prices by Country

The average common clay import price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, increasing by X% against the previous year. Overall, import price indicated a temperate expansion from 2007 to 2020: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, common clay import price increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average import prices attained the maximum in 2020 and is likely to see gradual growth in years to come.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was the Netherlands ($X per tonne), while the price for Germany ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the Netherlands, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for clays in the world?
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China (54M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of clay consumption, comprising approx. 24% of total volume. Moreover, clay consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Russia (26M tonnes), twofold. Turkey (18M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 7.6% share.
What are the largest producers of clays in the world?
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China (56M tonnes) remains the largest clay producing country worldwide, comprising approx. 24% of total volume. Moreover, clay production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Russia (25M tonnes), twofold. Turkey (18M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 7.9% share.
What are the leading suppliers of clays to Belgium?
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In value terms, Brazil ($59M) constituted the largest supplier of clay to Belgium, comprising 44% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Netherlands ($19M), with a 14% share of total imports. It was followed by the U.S., with a 11% share.
What are the leading importers of clays from Belgium?
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In value terms, Germany ($6.3M), France ($5.4M) and the Netherlands ($4.1M) constituted the largest markets for clay exported from Belgium worldwide, with a combined 59% share of total exports. Switzerland, Italy, the UK and Finland lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 27%.
What is the average export price for clays in Belgium?
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The average clay export price stood at $359 per tonne in 2020, with an increase of 53% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for clays in Belgium?
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In 2020, the average clay import price amounted to $84 per tonne, waning by -39.8% 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 Belgium. 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:
• Belgium

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in Belgium
• 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 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
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 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2020
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, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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