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China: Clay Market 2022

Clay Market Size in China

The Chinese clay market contracted slightly to $X in 2021, waning by -X% against the previous year. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2012 to 2021; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Clay consumption peaked at $X in 2020, and then contracted in the following year.

Clay Production in China

In value terms, clay production shrank modestly to $X in 2021 estimated in export price. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2012 to 2021; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, production reached the peak level of $X. From 2019 to 2021, production growth failed to regain momentum.

Clay Exports

Exports from China

Clay exports from China soared to X tons in 2021, with an increase of X% on the year before. Overall, exports showed a relatively flat trend pattern. As a result, the exports attained the peak and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, clay exports rose remarkably to $X in 2021. In general, exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The exports peaked at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2021, the exports failed to regain momentum.

Exports by Country

Taiwan (Chinese) (X tons) was the main destination for clay exports from China, with a X% share of total exports. Moreover, clay exports to Taiwan (Chinese) exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, the Netherlands (X tons), twofold. The third position in this ranking was taken by Japan (X tons), with a X% share.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to Taiwan (Chinese) was relatively modest. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: the Netherlands (+X% per year) and Japan (+X% per year).

In value terms, the Netherlands ($X), Japan ($X) and Taiwan (Chinese) ($X) appeared to be the largest markets for clay exported from China worldwide, with a combined X% share of total exports. South Korea, India, Vietnam, the United States, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X Arabia, with a CAGR of +X%, recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, in terms of the main countries of destination over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The average clay export price stood at $X per ton in 2021, declining by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 when the average export price increased by X% against the previous year. The export price peaked at $X per ton in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2021, the export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major overseas markets. In 2021, the country with the highest price was Saudi Arabia ($X per ton), while the average price for exports to Taiwan (Chinese) ($X per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Vietnam (+X%), while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Clay Imports

Imports into China

In 2021, after two years of decline, there was significant growth in overseas purchases of clays, when their volume increased by X% to X tons. Over the period under review, total imports indicated a buoyant increase from 2012 to 2021: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last nine-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 when imports increased by X%. Imports peaked in 2021 and are expected to retain growth in years to come.

In value terms, clay imports expanded slightly to $X in 2021. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2012 to 2021; however, the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Imports peaked at $X in 2019; however, from 2020 to 2021, imports failed to regain momentum.

Imports by Country

In 2021, the United States (X tons) constituted the largest supplier of clay to China, accounting for a X% share of total imports. Moreover, clay imports from the United States exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Malaysia (X tons), threefold. India (X tons) ranked third in terms of total imports with a X% share.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual growth rate of volume from the United States totaled +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Malaysia (+X% per year) and India (+X% per year).

In value terms, the United States ($X) constituted the largest supplier of clay to China, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was held by France ($X), with an X% share of total imports. It was followed by the UK, with an X% share.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual growth rate of value from the United States totaled +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: France (+X% per year) and the UK (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2021, the average clay import price amounted to $X per ton, declining by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price recorded a pronounced shrinkage. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 when the average import price increased by X%. As a result, import price attained the peak level of $X per ton. From 2017 to 2021, the average import prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably countryorigin: the country with the highest price was Japan ($X per ton), while the price for Malaysia ($X per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by South Africa (+X%), while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Market Intelligence Platform

Base Year Historical Period Forecast Period Units
2021 2007-2021 2022-2030 US$, Tons

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for clays in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of consumption in 2021 were Russia, China and the United States, together comprising 44% of global consumption. These countries were followed by India, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Pakistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Nigeria, which together accounted for a further 15%.
What are the largest producers of clays in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of production in 2021 were Russia, China and the United States, with a combined 47% share of global production. These countries were followed by India, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Canada, South Korea, Australia, Peru and Iraq, which together accounted for a further 17%.
What are the leading suppliers of clays to China?
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In value terms, the United States constituted the largest supplier of clay to China, comprising 62% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was held by France, with an 8.7% share of total imports. It was followed by the UK, with an 8.1% share.
What are the leading importers of clays from China?
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In value terms, the Netherlands, Japan and Taiwan Chinese) appeared to be the largest markets for clay exported from China worldwide, together accounting for 43% of total exports. South Korea, India, Vietnam, the United States, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 63%.
What is the average export price for clays in China?
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In 2021, the average clay export price amounted to $178 per ton, falling by -10% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for clays in China?
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In 2021, the average clay import price amounted to $230 per ton, waning by -6.9% against the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the clay market in China. 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 2030.


Product coverage:
• Prodcom 08122140 - Kaolin
• Prodcom 08122160 - Kaolinitic clays (ball and plastic clays)
• Prodcom 08122210 - Bentonite
• Prodcom 08122230 - Fireclay
• 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 -
• Prodcom 399900Z7 -
• Prodcom 23991940 -
• Prodcom 08122260 -
• Prodcom 08122270 -
• Prodcom 08122280 -
Country coverage:

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in China
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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• Take advantage of the latest data
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• Discover vital success factors affecting the market
This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
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
REPORT DESCRIPTION
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

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 PRODUCT

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 2012–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2012–2021
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 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007-2021
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007-2021
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2030
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, 2012–2021
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
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