Industrial Clays: United States

This report forecasts US industrial clay demand and production in metric tons to 2020. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: common clay, kaolin, bentonite, fuller's earth, ball clay, and fire clay. Total demand is also segmented by application as follows: building materials; fillers, extenders, and binders; absorbents; ceramics; and refractories and other applications.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total production, and the various demand segments are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, and trends in trade and pricing. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and applications, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and application segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 28-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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