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

Common Clay Market Size in Japan

After three years of growth, the Japanese common clay market decreased by -X% to $X in 2019. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Common clay consumption peaked at $X in 2018, and then reduced in the following year.

Common Clay Production in Japan

In value terms, common clay production reduced to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. 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 attained the peak level at $X in 2018, and then declined in the following year.

Common Clay Exports

Exports from Japan

In 2019, the amount of common clay exported from Japan fell to X tonnes, declining by -X% against the previous year's figure. In general, exports showed a deep reduction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, exports reached the peak of X tonnes. From 2011 to 2019, the growth exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, common clay exports dropped remarkably to $X in 2019. Overall, exports saw a perceptible shrinkage. 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 hit record highs at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

China (X tonnes), Indonesia (X tonnes) and Viet Nam (X tonnes) were the main destinations of common clay exports from Japan, with a combined X% share of total exports. Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan (Chinese) and Denmark lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the main countries of destination, was attained by Denmark, while exports for the other leaders experienced mixed trend patterns.

In value terms, Indonesia ($X), China ($X) and Viet Nam ($X) appeared to be the largest markets for common clay exported from Japan worldwide, together accounting for X% of total exports. Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Denmark and Taiwan (Chinese) lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X terms of the main countries of destination, Denmark recorded the highest growth rate of the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The average common clay export price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, dropping by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, export price indicated a tangible expansion 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. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 an increase of 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 dropped in the following year.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major external markets. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Denmark ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Viet Nam ($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 Indonesia, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Common Clay Imports

Imports into Japan

In 2019, imports of common clay into Japan declined to X tonnes, falling by -X% compared with the year before. In general, imports recorded a abrupt downturn. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at X tonnes in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, common clay imports contracted to $X in 2019. Overall, imports recorded a abrupt descent. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, imports reached the peak of $X. From 2009 to 2019, the growth imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

In 2019, China (X tonnes) was the main common clay supplier to Japan, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, common clay imports from China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, the U.S. (X tonnes), more than tenfold.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from China totaled -X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: the U.S. (-X% per year) and India (+X% per year).

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

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

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the average common clay import price amounted to $X per tonne, shrinking by -X% against the previous year. Overall, import price indicated a prominent expansion from 2007 to 2019: its price 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, common clay import price increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, average import prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2018, and then shrank in the following year.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was the U.S. ($X per tonne), while the price for India ($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 prices for the other major suppliers experienced mixed trend patterns.

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) remains the largest clay consuming country worldwide, accounting for 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. Turkey (17M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 7.2% share.
What are the leading suppliers of clays to Japan?
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In value terms, the U.S. ($101M) constituted the largest supplier of clay to Japan, comprising 47% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by China ($46M), with a 22% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of clays from Japan?
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In value terms, Indonesia ($4.2M), China ($4.2M) and South Korea ($2.6M) were the largest markets for clay exported from Japan worldwide, together comprising 59% of total exports. Thailand, Taiwan (Chinese), Viet Nam, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Poland lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 27%.
What is the average export price for clays in Japan?
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The average clay export price stood at $383 per tonne in 2019, surging by 28% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for clays in Japan?
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In 2019, the average clay import price amounted to $247 per tonne, rising by 7.5% 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 Japan. 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:
• Japan

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in Japan
• 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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