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Eastern Asia - Clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights
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Eastern Asia: Clays Market Overview 2020

Clays Market Size in Eastern Asia

In 2019, the East Asian clays market increased by X% to $X, rising for the second year in a row after three years of decline. Over the period under review, consumption, however, showed a mild decrease. The level of consumption peaked at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Clays Production in Eastern Asia

In value terms, clays production fell notably to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production saw a precipitous descent. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, production reached the peak level at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, production remained at a lower figure.

Production By Country in Eastern Asia

The country with the largest volume of clays production was China, Macao SAR (X tonnes), accounting for X% of total volume.

In China, Macao SAR, clays production increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007-2019.

Clays Exports

Exports in Eastern Asia

In 2019, exports of clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) in Eastern Asia fell slightly to X tonnes, with a decrease of -X% against 2018. Overall, exports recorded a noticeable downturn. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports reached the maximum at X tonnes in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, clays exports contracted to $X in 2019. Total exports indicated a noticeable increase from 2007 to 2019: its value decreased 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, exports increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of X% y-o-y. The level of export peaked at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

China was the main exporting country with an export of about X tonnes, which resulted at X% of total exports. Taiwan, Chinese (X tonnes) took a X% share (based on tonnes) of total exports, which put it in second place, followed by Japan (X%).

Exports from China decreased at an average annual rate of -X% from 2007 to 2019. At the same time, Taiwan, Chinese (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Taiwan, Chinese emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in Eastern Asia, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2019. By contrast, Japan (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Taiwan, Chinese (+X p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the total exports, while Japan and China saw its share reduced by -X% and -X% from 2007 to 2019, respectively.

In value terms, China ($X) remains the largest clays supplier in Eastern Asia, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Japan ($X), with a X% share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in China totaled +X%. The remaining exporting countries recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Japan (-X% per year) and Taiwan, Chinese (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2019, the clays export price in Eastern Asia amounted to $X per tonne, growing by X% against the previous year. Export price indicated resilient growth from 2007 to 2019: its price 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, clays export price increased by +X% against 2017 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 an increase of X% year-to-year. The level of export peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

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

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by China, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Clays Imports

Imports in Eastern Asia

In 2019, supplies from abroad of clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) increased by X% to X tonnes, rising for the second consecutive year after two years of decline. Overall, imports, however, continue to indicate a pronounced curtailment. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum at X tonnes in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, clays imports soared to $X in 2019. Total imports indicated tangible growth from 2007 to 2019: its value decreased 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, imports increased by +X% against 2017 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, imports attained the peak of $X. From 2011 to 2019, the growth imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

Japan represented the major importer of clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) in Eastern Asia, with the volume of imports resulting at X tonnes, which was near X% of total imports in 2019. China (X tonnes) occupied the second position in the ranking, followed by Taiwan, Chinese (X tonnes) and South Korea (X tonnes). All these countries together held near X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the leading importing countries, was attained by China, while imports for the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the imports figures.

In value terms, China ($X), Japan ($X) and South Korea ($X) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2019, with a combined X% share of total imports.

China saw the highest growth rate of the value of imports, among the main importing countries over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The clays import price in Eastern Asia stood at $X per tonne in 2019, declining by -X% against the previous year. Import price indicated a resilient increase from 2007 to 2019: its price 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, clays import price increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 an increase of X% year-to-year. The level of import peaked at $X per tonne in 2018, and then reduced slightly in the following year.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was China ($X per tonne), while Taiwan, Chinese ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Japan, while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) in Eastern Asia?
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Japan (61K tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of clays consumption, accounting for 62% of total volume. Moreover, clays consumption in Japan exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Taiwan, Chinese (22K tonnes), threefold. South Korea (9.6K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 9.8% share.
What are the largest producers of clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) in Eastern Asia?
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The country with the largest volume of clays production was China, Macao SAR (20 tonnes), comprising approx. 100% of total volume.
What are the leading suppliers of clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) in Eastern Asia?
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In value terms, China ($10M) remains the largest clays supplier in Eastern Asia, comprising 54% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Japan ($4.3M), with a 23% share of total exports.
What are the leading importers of clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) in Eastern Asia?
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In value terms, the largest clays importing markets in Eastern Asia were China ($35M), Japan ($28M) and South Korea ($3.1M), with a combined 96% share of total imports.
What is the average export price for clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) in Eastern Asia?
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The clays export price in Eastern Asia stood at $345 per tonne in 2019, growing by 2.7% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) in Eastern Asia?
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In 2019, the clays import price in Eastern Asia amounted to $450 per tonne, which is down by -1.7% against the previous year.

Product coverage:

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the clays market in Eastern Asia. 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:
• China, Macao SAR
• Taiwan, Chinese
• Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in Eastern Asia, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in Eastern Asia
• 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
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
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
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

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

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

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

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• China
• China, Hong Kong SAR
• China, Macao SAR
• Japan
• South Korea
• Taiwan, Chinese
• Democratic People's Republic of Korea
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, By Country, 2015–2019
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2019
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2019
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2019

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