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

Common Clay Market Size in South Africa

In 2019, the South African common clay market increased by X% to $X, rising for the fourth year in a row after two years of decline. In general, consumption showed a noticeable contraction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Common clay consumption peaked at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Common Clay Production in South Africa

In value terms, common clay production rose notably to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production saw a perceptible setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, production reached the maximum level at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Common Clay Exports

Exports from South Africa

In 2019, common clay exports from South Africa contracted markedly to X tonnes, shrinking by -X% on 2018 figures. Over the period under review, exports, however, showed a resilient increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports reached the maximum at X tonnes in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2019, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, common clay exports contracted dramatically to $X in 2019. Overall, exports, however, enjoyed a prominent increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. Exports peaked at $X in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2019, exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

Namibia (X tonnes) was the main destination for common clay exports from South Africa, accounting for a X% share of total exports. Moreover, common clay exports to Namibia exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Democratic Republic of the Congo (X tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by France (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of volume to Namibia amounted to +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Democratic Republic of the Congo (+X% per year) and France (+X% per year).

In value terms, Namibia ($X), Zimbabwe ($X) and Japan ($X) were the largest markets for common clay exported from South Africa worldwide, with a combined X% share of total exports. Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, France and Botswana lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X the main countries of destination, Democratic Republic of the Congo saw the highest rates of growth with regard to 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, growing by X% against the previous year. In general, the export price, however, saw a perceptible descent. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, average export prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, export prices failed to regain the momentum.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Japan ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to France ($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 Botswana, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Common Clay Imports

Imports into South Africa

Common clay imports into South Africa plummeted to X tonnes in 2019, which is down by -X% on the previous year. Overall, imports recorded a drastic downturn. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2015 with an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, imports reached the peak of X tonnes. From 2016 to 2019, the growth imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, common clay imports reduced markedly to $X in 2019. Over the period under review, imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2015 with an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, imports reached the peak of $X. From 2016 to 2019, the growth imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

The U.S. (X tonnes), Spain (X tonnes) and China (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of common clay imports to South Africa, with a combined X% share of total imports. These countries were followed by France, which accounted for a further X 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in France, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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

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

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the average common clay import price amounted to $X per tonne, increasing by X% against the previous year. Overall, import price indicated a buoyant increase 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. Based on 2019 figures, common clay import price increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 when the average import price increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, average import prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2019, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was the U.S. ($X per tonne), while the price for France ($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) constituted the country with the largest volume of clay consumption, accounting for 24% of total volume. Moreover, clay consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Russia (24M tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Turkey (17M tonnes), with a 7.2% share.
What are the largest producers of clays in the world?
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China (58M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of clay production, 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 South Africa?
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In value terms, the U.S. ($4.3M), Brazil ($2.7M) and China ($1.8M) were the largest clay suppliers to South Africa, together comprising 61% of total imports. These countries were followed by the UK, Spain, Mozambique, Egypt and India, which together accounted for a further 28%.
What are the leading importers of clays from South Africa?
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In value terms, China ($5.8M), Spain ($5.6M) and Germany ($5.2M) constituted the largest markets for clay exported from South Africa worldwide, with a combined 31% share of total exports.
What is the average export price for clays in South Africa?
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The average clay export price stood at $325 per tonne in 2019, with an increase of 6.4% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for clays in South Africa?
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The average clay import price stood at $154 per tonne in 2019, rising by 3.8% 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 South Africa. 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:
• South Africa

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