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France: Clay Market 2023

Clay Market Size in France

The French clay market totaled $X in 2021, approximately reflecting the previous year. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +2.8% from 2012 to 2021; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Clay consumption peaked at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2021, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Clay Production in France

In value terms, clay production expanded to $X in 2021 estimated in export price. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +4.0% from 2012 to 2021; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 when the production volume increased by 32% against the previous year. Over the period under review, production attained the maximum level at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2021, production remained at a lower figure.

Clay Exports

Exports from France

In 2021, shipments abroad of clays was finally on the rise to reach X tons after two years of decline. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.4% from 2012 to 2021; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. Over the period under review, the exports hit record highs at X tons in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2021, the exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, clay exports skyrocketed to $X in 2021. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +1.3% from 2012 to 2021; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years. Over the period under review, the exports attained the peak figure at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2021, the exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

Spain (X tons), Italy (X tons) and Germany (X tons) were the main destinations of clay exports from France, together accounting for 45% of total exports. Algeria, Denmark, the Netherlands, Egypt, China, Belgium, the UK, Turkey, Switzerland and Vietnam lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 33%.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the main countries of destination, was attained by Algeria (with a CAGR of +22.7%), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest markets for clay exported from France were Germany ($X), Italy ($X) and Spain ($X), with a combined 40% share of total exports. China, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Algeria, Egypt, Turkey, Vietnam, Switzerland and Denmark lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 33%.

Vietnam, with a CAGR of +16.3%, saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, among 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, picking up by 2.6% against the previous year. Overall, the export price, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 an increase of 10%. Over the period under review, the average export prices hit record highs at $X per ton in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2021, the export prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major foreign markets. In 2021, the country with the highest price was China ($X per ton), while the average price for exports to Denmark ($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 Switzerland (+3.6%), while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Clay Imports

Imports into France

In 2021, after two years of decline, there was significant growth in supplies from abroad of clays, when their volume increased by 7.1% to X tons. In general, imports, however, continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 when imports increased by 12% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum at X tons in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2021, imports failed to regain momentum.

In value terms, clay imports skyrocketed to $X in 2021. Overall, imports recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. As a result, imports reached the peak and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Imports by Country

Spain (X tons), Germany (X tons) and Senegal (X tons) were the main suppliers of clay imports to France, together comprising 48% of total imports. The Czech Republic, Turkey, Belgium, Italy, the UK and Brazil lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 35%.

From 2012 to 2021, the biggest increases were recorded for Turkey (with a CAGR of +20.6%), while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest clay suppliers to France were Spain ($X), Germany ($X) and Belgium ($X), with a combined 41% share of total imports. These countries were followed by the UK, Turkey, Senegal, the Czech Republic, Italy and Brazil, which together accounted for a further 31%.

Among the main suppliers, Turkey, with a CAGR of +15.3%, saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2021, the average clay import price amounted to $X per ton, jumping by 19% against the previous year. Over the last nine-year period, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.3%. As a result, import price attained the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Prices varied noticeably country of origin: the country with the highest price was the UK ($X per ton), while the price for Senegal ($X per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Germany (+6.0%), 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
2022 2012-2022 2023-2030 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 accounting for 46% of global consumption. These countries were followed by India, Japan, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Pakistan, Brazil, Germany and Mexico, which together accounted for a further 25%.
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 China, Russia and the United States, with a combined 48% share of global production. These countries were followed by India, Ukraine, Turkey, Germany, Japan, Brazil, Pakistan, the UK and Spain, which together accounted for a further 29%.
What are the leading suppliers of clays to France?
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In value terms, Spain, Germany and Belgium constituted the largest clay suppliers to France, together comprising 41% of total imports. The UK, Turkey, Senegal, the Czech Republic, Italy and Brazil lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 31%.
What are the leading importers of clays from France?
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In value terms, the largest markets for clay exported from France were Germany, Italy and Spain, with a combined 40% share of total exports. China, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Algeria, Egypt, Turkey, Vietnam, Switzerland and Denmark lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 33%.
What is the average export price for clays in France?
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The average clay export price stood at $286 per ton in 2021, increasing by 2.6% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for clays in France?
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The average clay import price stood at $209 per ton in 2021, surging by 19% against the previous year.

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

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

Reasons to buy this report:
• Take advantage of the latest data
• Find deeper insights into current market developments
• 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 2012–2022
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2012–2022
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 2022
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Table 3:
Market Value, 2012–2022
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2012-2022
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2022
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2022
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2012–2022
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012-2022
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2012-2022
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2012-2022
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2012-2022
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2012-2022
Figure 8:
Market Volume Forecast to 2030
Figure 9:
Market Value Forecast to 2030
Figure 10:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 14:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 15:
Exports And Growth
Figure 16:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 17:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 18:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 19:
Imports And Growth
Figure 20:
Import Prices
Figure 21:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2022
Figure 26:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 27:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 28:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2022
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2022
Figure 32:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 33:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 34:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2022
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