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

Common Clay Market Size in China

The Chinese common clay market fell to $X in 2019, reducing by -X% against the previous year. In general, the total consumption indicated a moderate expansion from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, consumption increased by +X% against 2017 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Common clay consumption peaked at $X in 2018, and then shrank in the following year.

Common Clay Production in China

In value terms, common clay production declined to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, the total production indicated a resilient expansion from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, production increased by +X% against 2017 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, production attained the peak level at $X in 2018, and then fell in the following year.

Common Clay Exports

Exports from China

In 2019, exports of common clay from China surged to X tonnes, picking up by X% compared with 2018. Overall, exports showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports attained the maximum at X tonnes in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, common clay exports stood at $X in 2019. Over the period under review, total exports indicated a remarkable increase from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, exports increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Exports peaked at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

Viet Nam (X tonnes) was the main destination for common clay exports from China, accounting for a X% share of total exports. Moreover, common clay exports to Viet Nam exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Myanmar (X tonnes), fourfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by South Korea (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to Viet Nam stood at +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Myanmar (+X% per year) and South Korea (+X% per year).

In value terms, Viet Nam ($X) emerged as the key foreign market for common clay exports from China, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by South Korea ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by Japan, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to Viet Nam stood at +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: South Korea (+X% per year) and Japan (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The average common clay export price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, dropping by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price, however, showed a remarkable increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 when the average export price increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, average export prices reached the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2018, and then shrank in the following year.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Iran ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Taiwan (Chinese) ($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 Iran, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Common Clay Imports

Imports into China

In 2019, purchases abroad of common clay increased by X% to X tonnes, rising for the fifth year in a row after two years of decline. Over the period under review, imports posted a remarkable increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports hit record highs in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in the near future.

In value terms, common clay imports totaled $X in 2019. Overall, imports posted resilient growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports reached the maximum in 2019 and are likely to see steady growth in the near future.

Imports by Country

Thailand (X tonnes), the UK (X tonnes) and Malaysia (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of common clay imports to China, together comprising X% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by Malaysia (+X% per year), while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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

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

Import Prices by Country

The average common clay import price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, declining by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price recorded a perceptible slump. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 when the average import price increased by X% against the previous year. The import price peaked at $X per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was France ($X per tonne), while the price for Malaysia ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Germany, 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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China (56M 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 (24M tonnes), twofold. Turkey (17M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 7.2% share.
What are the largest producers of clays in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of clay production was China (58M tonnes), comprising approx. 25% of total volume. Moreover, clay production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Russia (22M tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Turkey (17M tonnes), with a 7.2% share.
What are the leading suppliers of clays to China?
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In value terms, the U.S. ($126M) constituted the largest supplier of clay to China, comprising 52% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Guyana ($17M), with a 6.9% share of total imports. It was followed by the UK, with a 5.5% share.
What are the leading importers of clays from China?
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In value terms, the largest markets for clay exported from China were Japan ($53M), South Korea ($33M) and Taiwan (Chinese) ($31M), together comprising 28% of total exports. These countries were followed by India, Thailand, Viet Nam, the U.S., Malaysia, Indonesia, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and the Philippines, which together accounted for a further 43%.
What is the average export price for clays in China?
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In 2019, the average clay export price amounted to $170 per tonne, falling by -7.6% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for clays in China?
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In 2019, the average clay import price amounted to $272 per tonne, rising by 9.3% 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 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 2025.


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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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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