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Ireland: Clay Market 2022

Clay Market Size in Ireland

The Irish clay market skyrocketed to $X in 2021, increasing by 41% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the total consumption indicated resilient growth from 2012 to 2021: its value increased at an average annual rate of +6.3% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. As a result, consumption reached the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Clay Production in Ireland

In value terms, clay production reduced slightly to $X in 2021 estimated in export price. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +2.4% over the period from 2012 to 2021; however, the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 with an increase of 16% against the previous year. Over the period under review, production reached the peak level at $X in 2020, and then shrank modestly in the following year.

Clay Exports

Exports from Ireland

Clay exports from Ireland skyrocketed to X tons in 2021, with an increase of 50% on 2020 figures. Overall, total exports indicated a strong expansion from 2012 to 2021: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +9.9% over the last nine-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2021 figures, exports increased by +72.7% against 2018 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when exports increased by 90%. Over the period under review, the exports hit record highs in 2021 and are expected to retain growth in years to come.

In value terms, clay exports soared to $X in 2021. Over the period under review, exports saw prominent growth. As a result, the exports attained the peak and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Exports by Country

The UK (X tons) was the main destination for clay exports from Ireland, with a 45% share of total exports. Moreover, clay exports to the UK exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Germany (X tons), sixfold. Saudi Arabia (X tons) ranked third in terms of total exports with a 5.5% share.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual growth rate of volume to the UK totaled +8.0%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Germany (+2.5% per year) and Saudi Arabia (0.0% per year).

In value terms, the UK ($X) remains the key foreign market for clay exports from Ireland, comprising 30% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was taken by Germany ($X), with an 11% share of total exports. It was followed by Saudi Arabia, with a 7% share.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to the UK totaled +9.2%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Germany (+1.8% per year) and Saudi Arabia (0.0% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The average clay export price stood at $X per ton in 2021, rising by 2.3% against the previous year. Overall, the export price showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 an increase of 59%. Over the period under review, the average export prices hit record highs in 2021 and is expected to retain growth in years to come.

Prices varied noticeably country of destination: the country with the highest price was Mongolia ($X per ton), while the average price for exports to the UK ($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 Mongolia (+12.3%), while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Clay Imports

Imports into Ireland

In 2021, the amount of clays imported into Ireland skyrocketed to X tons, rising by 19% on the previous year's figure. In general, total imports indicated a buoyant increase from 2012 to 2021: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +8.6% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2021 figures, imports decreased by -7.3% against 2016 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with an increase of 53% against the previous year. As a result, imports reached the peak of X tons. From 2017 to 2021, the growth of imports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, clay imports skyrocketed to $X in 2021. Over the period under review, total imports indicated a strong expansion from 2012 to 2021: its value increased at an average annual rate of +5.0% over the last nine-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2021 figures, imports increased by +75.4% against 2017 indices. As a result, imports attained the peak and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Imports by Country

In 2021, the UK (X tons) constituted the largest supplier of clay to Ireland, with a 58% share of total imports. Moreover, clay imports from the UK exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Cyprus (X tons), sixfold. The third position in this ranking was taken by the United States (X tons), with an 8.9% share.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual growth rate of volume from the UK totaled +4.0%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Cyprus (0.0% per year) and the United States (+24.6% per year).

In value terms, the UK ($X) constituted the largest supplier of clay to Ireland, comprising 56% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was taken by the United States ($X), with an 18% share of total imports. It was followed by Germany, with a 7.5% share.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from the UK was relatively modest. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: the United States (+24.3% per year) and Germany (+24.0% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2021, the average clay import price amounted to $X per ton, surging by 9.7% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price, however, continues to indicate a perceptible decline. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2020 an increase of 15%. The import price peaked at $X per ton in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2021, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was the United States ($X per ton), while the price for Cyprus ($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 (+6.9%), while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced mixed trend patterns.

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 comprising 44% of global consumption. These countries were followed by Ukraine, India, Spain, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, Pakistan and Germany, which together accounted for a further 29%.
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 Ukraine, India, Brazil, Germany, Turkey, Japan and Pakistan, which together accounted for a further 27%.
What are the leading suppliers of clays to Ireland?
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In value terms, the UK constituted the largest supplier of clay to Ireland, comprising 56% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was held by the United States, with an 18% share of total imports. It was followed by Germany, with a 7.5% share.
What are the leading importers of clays from Ireland?
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In value terms, the UK remains the key foreign market for clay exports from Ireland, comprising 30% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was held by Germany, with an 11% share of total exports. It was followed by Saudi Arabia, with a 7% share.
What is the average export price for clays in Ireland?
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The average clay export price stood at $1,706 per ton in 2021, growing by 2.3% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for clays in Ireland?
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The average clay import price stood at $495 per ton in 2021, picking up by 9.7% against the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the clay market in Ireland. 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 Ireland
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

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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
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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
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 2007-2022
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, 2007-2022
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007-2022
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007-2022
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007-2022
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007-2022
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, 2012–2022
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2022
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2022
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2022
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2022
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