The world market for kaolin is projected to grow 3.7 percent per year through 2015 to 28.4 million metric tons. The biggest gains will be in China, which will easily overtake the US to become the world's largest kaolin market. Paper will remain the largest segment while ceramics will grow the fastest.
This study analyzes the 24 million metric ton world kaolin industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by market (e.g., paper, ceramics, refractories, paint, rubber), world region and for 20 major countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 29 industry players, including Imerys, KaMin and BASF.