World Kaolin

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Growth in global demand for kaolin will benefit from rapid growth in developing economies as well as a recovery in all its major industrial uses such as paper and ceramics production.

World market to rise 3.7% per year through 2015

The world market for kaolin is projected to grow 3.7 percent per year through 2015 to 28.4 million metric tons, valued at nearly $4.0 billion. This represents a significant acceleration from the relative stagnation of the 2005 to 2010 period. Growth in kaolin demand will be fueled by a generally stronger economic climate worldwide, with especially rapid growth in developing economies. Kaolin demand in developed economies is forecast to recover from declines seen between 2005 and 2010 and post moderate growth going forward.

China, India to represent largest kaolin growth

The largest gains will be seen in China, which alone will account for 37 percent of the growth in worldwide kaolin demand between 2010 and 2015. Currently the world’s second largest consumer of kaolin, China will experience large-scale manufacturing growth and easily overtake the US to become the world’s largest kaolin market by 2015.

India will also see a sizable increase in kaolin demand, fueled by an economy showing significant development across the board. India’s growth in kaolin demand will represent an acceleration of the already rapid pace of the 2005 to 2010 period, with the fastest growth occurring in the country’s paper industry. The developed nations of Japan and the US and most of the countries in Western Europe will see weak growth through 2015, although all will register recoveries in comparison to their 2005-2010 performances.

Kaolin demand in paper, ceramics to grow faster

From 2010 to 2015, demand for kaolin in all its major industrial uses is expected to increase faster than in the 2005 to 2010 period. The paper market, which is the largest market for kaolin, will recover from declines posted over the previous decade. Kaolin’s market share in paper production materials was hurt in recent years by rising competition from alternative materials, most notably calcium carbonate. That competition is expected to moderate going forward, as the market structure settles into a new norm.

By 2010, most of the economically viable substitution of other materials for kaolin had already taken place. Combined with expanding paper and paperboard production in developing regions, the stabilization of kaolin’s market share in the paper industry will allow the global market for kaolin in paper to rise nominally through 2015. The second leading usage for kaolin is ceramics production, which includes sanitaryware, tableware and tile. Ceramics was the fastest growing market for kaolin from 2005 to 2010, and is forecast to continue to grow quickly.

Study Scope

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.

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  1. World Kaolin

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $284.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $212.00

      1. Table | WORLD KAOLIN DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,437.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

        $521.00

        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $166.00

        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Overview

        $112.00

        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Global Paper & Paperboard Production

        $286.00

        1. Table | WORLD PAPER & PAPERBOARD PRODUCTION BY REGION (million metric tons)

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Value Added

        $106.00

        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED (billion 2009 dollars)

      6. 3.6 Legal & Regulatory Overview

        $194.00

      7. 3.7 Pricing Trends

        $175.00

        1. Table | WORLD AVERAGE KAOLIN PRICES BY REGION & MARKET (dollars per metric ton)

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

        $226.00

      2. 4.2 Demand by Region

        $153.00

        1. Table | WORLD KAOLIN DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      3. 4.3 Demand by Market

        $817.00

        1. Table | WORLD KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.3.1 Paper

          $281.00

          1. Table | PAPER MARKET FOR KAOLIN BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.3.2 Ceramics

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          1. Table | CERAMICS MARKET FOR KAOLIN BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        4. 4.3.3 Other Markets

          $302.00

          1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR KAOLIN BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      4. 4.4 World Kaolin Production

        $172.00

        1. Table | WORLD KAOLIN SHIPMENTS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      5. 4.5 International Trade

        $126.00

        1. Table | WORLD KAOLIN NET EXPORTS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

      $1,120.00

      1. 5.1 North America: General

        $307.00

        1. 5.1.1 North America: Supply & Demand

          $121.00

          1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.1.2 North America: Demand by Market

          $86.00

          1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      2. 5.2 United States

        $318.00

        1. Table | UNITED STATES: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | UNITED STATES: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 5.3 Canada

        $241.00

        1. Table | CANADA: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | CANADA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 5.4 Mexico

        $254.00

        1. Table | MEXICO: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | MEXICO: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

      $2,433.00

      1. 6.1 Western Europe: General

        $385.00

        1. 6.1.1 Western Europe: Supply & Demand

          $147.00

          1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.1.2 Western Europe: Demand by Market

          $131.00

          1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      2. 6.2 Germany

        $270.00

        1. Table | GERMANY: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | GERMANY: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 6.3 Finland

        $249.00

        1. Table | FINLAND: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | FINLAND: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 6.4 Italy

        $250.00

        1. Table | ITALY: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | ITALY: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 6.5 Spain

        $281.00

        1. Table | SPAIN: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | SPAIN: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 6.6 Sweden

        $213.00

        1. Table | SWEDEN: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | SWEDEN: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 6.7 France

        $248.00

        1. Table | FRANCE: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | FRANCE: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 6.8 United Kingdom

        $279.00

        1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      9. 6.9 Other Western Europe

        $258.00

        1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $2,391.00

      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: General

        $343.00

        1. 7.1.1 Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand

          $108.00

          1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 7.1.2 Asia/Pacific: Demand by Market

          $100.00

          1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      2. 7.2 China

        $410.00

        1. Table | CHINA: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | CHINA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 7.3 Japan

        $279.00

        1. Table | JAPAN: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | JAPAN: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 7.4 South Korea

        $271.00

        1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | SOUTH KOREA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 7.5 Malaysia

        $274.00

        1. Table | MALAYSIA: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | MALAYSIA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 7.6 Thailand

        $257.00

        1. Table | THAILAND: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | THAILAND: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 7.7 India

        $263.00

        1. Table | INDIA: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | INDIA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 7.8 Other Asia/Pacific

        $293.00

        1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $2,789.00

      1. 8.1 Central & South America

        $839.00

        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: Supply & Demand

          $98.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.1.3 Brazil

          $295.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | BRAZIL: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 8.1.4 Other Central & South America

          $254.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

        $1,112.00

        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: Supply & Demand

          $114.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Demand by Market

          $87.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.2.3 Russia

          $283.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | RUSSIA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 8.2.4 Czech Republic

          $261.00

          1. Table | CZECH REPUBLIC: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | CZECH REPUBLIC: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        5. 8.2.5 Other Eastern Europe

          $263.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $838.00

        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Supply & Demand

          $95.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.3.3 Turkey

          $259.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | TURKEY: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 8.3.4 Other Africa/Mideast

          $271.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,377.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 9.2 Market Composition

        $96.00

        1. Table | WORLD KAOLIN SALES FOR SELECTED COMPANIES, 2010 (million dollars)

      3. 9.3 Market Share

        $167.00

      4. 9.4 Mining & Manufacturing

        $172.00

      5. 9.5 Kaolin Reserves

        $155.00

      6. 9.6 Distribution

        $110.00

      7. 9.7 Marketing

        $92.00

      8. 9.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $87.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 9.9 Company Profiles

        $3,438.00

        1. 9.9.1 Ashapura Group

          $89.00

        2. 9.9.2 BASF SE

          $258.00

        3. 9.9.3 Daleco Resources Corporation

          $85.00

        4. 9.9.4 Eczacibaºi Holding Company

          $102.00

        5. 9.9.5 English Indian Clays Limited

          $105.00

        6. 9.9.6 Erdene Resource Development Corporation

          $88.00

        7. 9.9.7 Goonvean Limited

          $160.00

        8. 9.9.8 Gulf Alumina Limited

          $82.00

        9. 9.9.9 i-minerals incorporated

          $82.00

        10. 9.9.10 Imerys SA

          $532.00

        11. 9.9.11 Jiangxi Sincere Mineral Industry Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        12. 9.9.12 Kale Group

          $117.00

        13. 9.9.13 KaMin LLC

          $189.00

        14. 9.9.14 Kaolin AD

          $117.00

        15. 9.9.15 Kerala Clays and Ceramic Products Limited

          $82.00

        16. 9.9.16 Lasselsberger GmbH

          $143.00

        17. 9.9.17 Longyan Kaolin Clay Company Limited

          $82.00

        18. 9.9.18 Minotaur Exploration Limited

          $82.00

        19. 9.9.19 MOTA Ceramic Solutions SA

          $82.00

        20. 9.9.20 Quarzwerke GmbH

          $102.00

        21. 9.9.21 SCR-Sibelco NV

          $154.00

        22. 9.9.22 Sedlecky Kaolin as

          $111.00

        23. 9.9.23 SOKA Societe Kaoliniere Armoricaine

          $108.00

        24. 9.9.24 Stephan Schmidt KG

          $82.00

        25. 9.9.25 Tecumseh Professional Associates Incorporated

          $82.00

        26. 9.9.26 Thiele Kaolin Company

          $174.00

        27. 9.9.27 Vale SA

          $108.00

        28. 9.9.28 Veneta Mineraria SpA

          $82.00

        29. 9.9.29 Xatico Sarl

          $82.00

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