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

Clays Market Size in Latin America and the Caribbean

In 2019, after three years of growth, there was significant decline in the Latin American clays market, when its value decreased by -X% to $X. In general, consumption, however, showed noticeable growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market attained the peak level at $X in 2018, and then fell in the following year.

Clays Production in Latin America and the Caribbean

In value terms, clays production surged to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production faced a deep contraction. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when the production volume increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $X in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, production remained at a lower figure.

Production By Country in Latin America and the Caribbean

Brazil (X tonnes) remains the largest clays producing country in Latin America and the Caribbean, accounting for X% of total volume.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume in Brazil totaled +X%.

Clays Exports

Exports in Latin America and the Caribbean

In 2019, shipments abroad of clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the fifth year in a row after two years of growth. Overall, exports saw a deep slump. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs at X tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, clays exports stood at $X in 2019. Over the period under review, exports saw a noticeable expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, exports attained the peak of $X. From 2015 to 2019, the growth exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

Brazil dominates clays exports structure, accounting for X tonnes, which was near X% of total exports in 2019. It was distantly followed by Mexico (X tonnes), Peru (X tonnes), Colombia (X tonnes) and Argentina (X tonnes), together comprising a X% share of total exports.

Brazil was also the fastest-growing in terms of the clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) exports, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007 to 2019. Argentina experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. Colombia (-X%), Peru (-X%) and Mexico (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2019, the share of Brazil increased by +X% percentage points, while Colombia (-X p.p.), Peru (-X p.p.) and Mexico (-X p.p.) saw their share reduced. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the largest clays supplying countries in Latin America and the Caribbean were Brazil ($X), Peru ($X) and Colombia ($X), together comprising X% of total exports.

Brazil recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, among the main exporting countries over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The clays export price in Latin America and the Caribbean stood at $X per tonne in 2019, increasing by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price posted a strong expansion. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2009 when the export price increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, export price reached the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2010 to 2019, the growth in terms of the export prices failed to regain the momentum.

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

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

Clays Imports

Imports in Latin America and the Caribbean

In 2019, purchases abroad of clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the second year in a row after two years of growth. Over the period under review, imports, however, showed a perceptible expansion. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum at X tonnes in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, clays imports contracted to $X in 2019. Total imports indicated a buoyant expansion from 2007 to 2019: its value 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. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports reached the maximum at $X in 2018, and then declined in the following year.

Imports by Country

In 2019, Mexico (X tonnes) was the main importer of clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay), mixing up X% of total imports. Ecuador (X tonnes) took a X% share (based on tonnes) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by Colombia (X%). The following importers - Guatemala (X tonnes), the Dominican Republic (X tonnes) and Honduras (X tonnes) - together made up X% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2019, average annual rates of growth with regard to clays imports into Mexico stood at +X%. At the same time, Ecuador (+X%), Honduras (+X%), Colombia (+X%) and the Dominican Republic (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Ecuador emerged as the fastest-growing importer imported in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2019. By contrast, Guatemala (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2019, the share of Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia and Honduras increased by +X%, +X%, +X% and +X% percentage points, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Mexico ($X) constitutes the largest market for imported clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) in Latin America and the Caribbean, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Colombia ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by Ecuador, with a X% share.

In Mexico, clays imports expanded at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007-2019. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Colombia (+X% per year) and Ecuador (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The clays import price in Latin America and the Caribbean stood at $X per tonne in 2019, surging by X% against the previous year. Import price indicated a mild 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, clays import price increased by +X% against 2017 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when the import price increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, import price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2011 to 2019, the growth in terms of the import prices failed to regain the momentum.

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

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

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 LatAmerica and the Caribbean?
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Mexico (94K tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of clays consumption, accounting for 61% of total volume. Moreover, clays consumption in Mexico exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Ecuador (20K tonnes), fivefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Colombia (15K tonnes), with a 9.8% share.
What are the largest producers of clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) in LatAmerica and the Caribbean?
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Brazil (7K tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of clays production, comprising approx. 98% of total volume.
What are the leading suppliers of clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) in LatAmerica and the Caribbean?
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In value terms, the largest clays supplying countries in Latin America and the Caribbean were Brazil ($1.6M), Peru ($1.3M) and Colombia ($610K), with a combined 89% share of total exports.
What are the leading importers of clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) in LatAmerica and the Caribbean?
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In value terms, Mexico ($21M) constitutes the largest market for imported clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) in Latin America and the Caribbean, comprising 52% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Colombia ($6.6M), with a 16% share of total imports. It was followed by Ecuador, with a 7.5% share.
What is the average export price for clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) in LatAmerica and the Caribbean?
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The clays export price in Latin America and the Caribbean stood at $713 per tonne in 2019, surging by 5.5% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for clays (excluding fireclay, bentonite, kaolin and other kaolinic clays and expanded clay) in LatAmerica and the Caribbean?
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The clays import price in Latin America and the Caribbean stood at $267 per tonne in 2019, picking up by 22% against the previous year.

Product coverage:

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the clays market in Latin America and the Caribbean. 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:
• Anguilla
• Antigua and Barbuda
• Aruba
• Bahamas
• Barbados
• Belize
• Bermuda
• Bolivia
• British Virgin Islands
• Cayman Islands
• Costa Rica
• Curacao
• Dominica
• El Salvador
• Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
• French Guiana
• Grenada
• Guadeloupe
• Guatemala
• Guyana
• Haiti
• Honduras
• Jamaica
• Martinique
• Montserrat
• Nicaragua
• Panama
• Paraguay
• Saint Kitts and Nevis
• Saint Lucia
• Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
• Saint Maarten (Dutch part)
• Suriname
• Trinidad and Tobago
• Turks and Caicos Islands
• United States Virgin Islands

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in Latin America and the Caribbean, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in Latin America and the Caribbean
• 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

• Anguilla
• Antigua and Barbuda
• Argentina
• Aruba
• Bahamas
• Barbados
• Belize
• Bermuda
• Bolivia
• Brazil
• British Virgin Islands
• Cayman Islands
• Chile
• Colombia
• Costa Rica
• Cuba
• Curacao
• Dominica
• Dominican Republic
• Ecuador
• El Salvador
• Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
• French Guiana
• Grenada
• Guadeloupe
• Guatemala
• Guyana
• Haiti
• Honduras
• Jamaica
• Martinique
• Mexico
• Montserrat
• Nicaragua
• Panama
• Paraguay
• Peru
• Saint Kitts and Nevis
• Saint Lucia
• Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
• Saint Maarten (Dutch part)
• Suriname
• Trinidad and Tobago
• Turks and Caicos Islands
• United States Virgin Islands
• Uruguay
• Venezuela
• Puerto Rico
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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