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Ireland: Common Clay Market Overview 2021

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Common Clay Market Size in Ireland

The Irish common clay market contracted modestly to $X in 2020, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year. Overall, consumption, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 when the market value increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market attained the peak level at $X in 2019, and then dropped slightly in the following year.

Common Clay Production in Ireland

In value terms, common clay production amounted to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Overall, production showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, production reached the peak level in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Common Clay Exports

Exports from Ireland

In 2020, overseas shipments of common clay increased by X% to X tonnes, rising for the third year in a row after two years of decline. In general, exports, however, saw a deep reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports reached the maximum at X tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, common clay exports surged to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, exports, however, saw a abrupt curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports attained the maximum at $X in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

The UK (X tonnes) and Switzerland (X tonnes) were the main destinations of common clay exports from Ireland.

From 2007 to 2020, the biggest increases were in Switzerland (+X% per year).

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to Switzerland totaled +X%.

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the average common clay export price amounted to $X per tonne, declining by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price, however, posted a prominent expansion. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 an increase of X% against the previous year. The export price peaked at $X per tonne in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2020, export prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Switzerland ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to the UK totaled $X per tonne.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Switzerland.

Common Clay Imports

Imports into Ireland

Common clay imports into Ireland dropped rapidly to X tonnes in 2020, waning by -X% against 2019 figures. Over the period under review, imports, however, posted a prominent increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at X tonnes in 2019, and then contracted remarkably in the following year.

In value terms, common clay imports totaled $X in 2020. In general, imports, however, saw measured growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2020, imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2020, the UK (X tonnes) constituted the largest common clay supplier to Ireland, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, common clay imports from the UK exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, France (X tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Spain (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from the UK stood at +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: France (+X% per year) and Spain (+X% per year).

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

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of value from the UK totaled +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: France (+X% per year) and the U.S. (-X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average common clay import price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, with an increase of X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price, however, saw a perceptible setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the average import price increased by X% year-to-year. The import price peaked at $X per tonne in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

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

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the U.S., while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced a decline.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for common clay in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of common clay consumption in 2020 were China (38M tonnes), the U.S. (20M tonnes) and Russia (16M tonnes), together comprising 43% of global consumption.
What are the largest producers of common clay in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of common clay production in 2020 were China (38M tonnes), the U.S. (20M tonnes) and Russia (16M tonnes), with a combined 43% share of global production. India, Japan, Spain, Pakistan, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Turkey, Italy and Canada lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 35%.
What are the leading suppliers of common clay to Ireland?
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In value terms, the UK ($1.5M) constituted the largest supplier of common clay to Ireland, comprising 72% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($317K), with a 15% share of total imports. It was followed by the U.S., with a 5% share.
What is the average export price for common clay in Ireland?
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In 2020, the average common clay export price amounted to $1,008 per tonne, with a decrease of -13.4% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for common clay in Ireland?
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The average common clay import price stood at $475 per tonne in 2020, growing by 36% 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 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 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 Ireland
• 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 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
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 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2020
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, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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