World Kaolin

Growth in kaolin sales will be driven by improved economic conditions worldwide, and by advances in manufacturing activity that are expected to spur demand for kaolin in all key markets.

World demand to rise 3.3% annually through 2017

Global demand for kaolin is forecast to rise 3.3 percent per year to 28.7 million metric tons in 2017, valued at $4.4 billion. Growth in kaolin sales will accelerate as economic conditions improve worldwide, especially in recession-impacted North America and Western Europe. Advances in manufacturing activity are expected to spur demand for kaolin in all key markets. However, gains will continue to be constrained by a relatively poor performance in the leading paper market, where kaolin usage is being affected by expanding competition from calcium carbonates.

Asia/Pacific region to remain largest, fastest growing market

The Asia/Pacific region held the largest share of demand for kaolin in 2012 and is projected to be the fastest growing through 2017. The world’s top four countries in projected growth rate for kaolin consumption -- China, India, Malaysia, and Thailand -- are all located in the Asia/Pacific region. China will continue to be the largest market for kaolin in the region, accounting for one-half of regional demand in 2017. China also recently became the largest national consumer of kaolin in the world, overtaking the US in 2012. Demand for kaolin in Japan is forecast to be flat, as modest increases in manufacturing will be counteracted by a declining market share for kaolin in paper production.

Demand in Western regions to see improved demand

Western Europe and North America -- the second and third largest regional markets for kaolin, respectively -- will both post improved demand through 2017, although gains will trail the global average in both regions due to slower growth in manufacturing output in kaolin-consuming industries. The US, which accounted for nearly 80 percent of North American kaolin consumption in 2012, will rebound from the decline it saw over the 2007-2012 period and remain the second largest national market for kaolin worldwide. Demand for kaolin in Western Europe is less concentrated, with Germany, Italy, and Finland representing the largest kaolin consumers in the region. All of these countries saw their kaolin markets contract between 2007 and 2012. Finland, whose importance in the global kaolin industry is almost entirely due to high domestic paper production, posted an especially poor performance, suffering the most severe contraction in demand of any major kaolin-consuming country worldwide. Demand for kaolin in Western Europe will return to growth through 2017 as paper production increases and a healthier economic climate supports improved demand in all major markets.

Study coverage

This study analyzes the 24.4 million metric ton world kaolin industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by market (e.g., paper, ceramics, refractories, paint, rubber), world region, and for 22 countries. The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 27 industry players, including Imerys, BASF and KaMin.

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  1. World Kaolin

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $312.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $222.00

      1. Table | WORLD KAOLIN DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 World Economic Environment

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

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        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION

      4. 3.4 Global Paper & Paperboard Production

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        1. Table | WORLD PAPER & PAPERBOARD PRODUCTION BY REGION

      5. 3.5 World Manufacturing Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

      6. 3.6 Legal & Regulatory Overview

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      7. 3.7 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | WORLD AVERAGE KAOLIN PRICES BY REGION & MARKET

        2. CHART II-1 WORLD AVERAGE KAOLIN PRICES BY MARKET, 2002-2022

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Demand by Region

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        1. Table | WORLD KAOLIN DEMAND BY REGION

        2. CHART III-1 WORLD KAOLIN DEMAND BY REGION, 2012

      3. 4.3 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | WORLD KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART III-2 WORLD KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET, 2012

        3. 4.3.1 Paper

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          1. Table | WORLD PAPER MARKET FOR KAOLIN BY REGION

        4. 4.3.2 Ceramics

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          1. Table | WORLD CERAMICS MARKET FOR KAOLIN BY REGION

        5. 4.3.3 Other Markets

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          1. Table | WORLD OTHER MARKETS FOR KAOLIN BY REGION

          2. Table | WORLD REFRACTORIES MARKET FOR KAOLIN BY REGION

          3. Table | WORLD PAINT MARKET FOR KAOLIN BY REGION

          4. Table | WORLD RUBBER MARKET FOR KAOLIN BY REGION

          5. Table | WORLD ALL OTHER MARKETS FOR KAOLIN BY REGION

      4. 4.4 World Kaolin Production

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        1. Table | WORLD KAOLIN SHIPMENTS BY REGION

        2. CHART III-3 WORLD KAOLIN SHIPMENTS BY MAJOR COUNTRY, 2002-2022

      5. 4.5 International Trade

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        1. Table | WORLD KAOLIN NET EXPORTS BY REGION

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 5.1 North America: General

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        1. 5.1.1 North America: Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012

        2. 5.1.2 North America: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      2. 5.2 United States

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        1. 5.2.1 United States: General

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        2. 5.2.2 United States: Supply & Demand

          $129.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 5.2.3 United States: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | UNITED STATES: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 5.3 Canada

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        1. 5.3.1 Canada: General

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        2. 5.3.2 Canada: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CANADA: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 5.3.3 Canada: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | CANADA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      4. 5.4 Mexico

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        1. 5.4.1 Mexico: General

          $110.00

        2. 5.4.2 Mexico: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 5.4.3 Mexico: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

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      1. 6.1 Western Europe: General

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        1. 6.1.1 Western Europe: Supply & Demand

          $113.00

          1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: KAOLIN DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012

        2. 6.1.2 Western Europe: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      2. 6.2 Germany

        $277.00

        1. 6.2.1 Germany: General

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        2. 6.2.2 Germany: Supply & Demand

          $95.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.2.3 Germany: Demand by Market

          $83.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 6.3 Italy

        $244.00

        1. 6.3.1 Italy: General

          $111.00

        2. 6.3.2 Italy: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.3.3 Italy: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      4. 6.4 Finland

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        1. 6.4.1 Finland: General

          $101.00

        2. 6.4.2 Finland: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | FINLAND: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.4.3 Finland: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | FINLAND: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 6.5 Spain

        $251.00

        1. 6.5.1 Spain: General

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        2. 6.5.2 Spain: Supply & Demand

          $87.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.5.3 Spain: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 6.6 France

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        1. 6.6.1 France: General

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        2. 6.6.2 France: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.6.3 France: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      7. 6.7 Sweden

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        1. 6.7.1 Sweden: General

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        2. 6.7.2 Sweden: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | SWEDEN: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.7.3 Sweden: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | SWEDEN: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      8. 6.8 United Kingdom

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        1. 6.8.1 United Kingdom: General

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        2. 6.8.2 United Kingdom: Supply & Demand

          $114.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.8.3 United Kingdom: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      9. 6.9 Other Western Europe

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        1. 6.9.1 Other Western Europe: General

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        2. 6.9.2 Other Western Europe: Supply & Demand

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

        3. 6.9.3 Other Western Europe: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: General

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        1. 7.1.1 Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand

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

          2. CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: KAOLIN DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012

        2. 7.1.2 Asia/Pacific: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      2. 7.2 China

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        1. 7.2.1 China: General

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        2. 7.2.2 China: Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | CHINA: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.2.3 China: Demand by Market

          $99.00

          1. Table | CHINA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 7.3 Japan

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        1. 7.3.1 Japan: General

          $105.00

        2. 7.3.2 Japan: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.3.3 Japan: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      4. 7.4 South Korea

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        1. 7.4.1 South Korea: General

          $108.00

        2. 7.4.2 South Korea: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.4.3 South Korea: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 7.5 India

        $255.00

        1. 7.5.1 India: General

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        2. 7.5.2 India: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDIA: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.5.3 India: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDIA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 7.6 Taiwan

        $248.00

        1. 7.6.1 Taiwan: General

          $118.00

        2. 7.6.2 Taiwan: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN:KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.6.3 Taiwan: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      7. 7.7 Malaysia

        $255.00

        1. 7.7.1 Malaysia: General

          $104.00

        2. 7.7.2 Malaysia: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | MALAYSIA: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.7.3 Malaysia: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | MALAYSIA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      8. 7.8 Thailand

        $272.00

        1. 7.8.1 Thailand: General

          $128.00

        2. 7.8.2 Thailand: Supply & Demand

          $84.00

          1. Table | THAILAND: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.8.3 Thailand: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | THAILAND: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      9. 7.9 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. 7.9.1 Other Asia/Pacific: General

          $110.00

        2. 7.9.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand

          $87.00

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

        3. 7.9.3 Other Asia/Pacific: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $2,638.00

      1. 8.1 Central & South America

        $796.00

        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: General

          $123.00

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

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

        3. 8.1.3 Central & South America: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 8.1.4 Brazil

          $280.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | BRAZIL: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 8.1.5 Other Central & South America

          $240.00

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

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

        $1,033.00

        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: General

          $105.00

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.2.3 Eastern Europe: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 8.2.4 Russia

          $257.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | RUSSIA: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 8.2.5 Czech Republic

          $258.00

          1. Table | CZECH REPUBLIC: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | CZECH REPUBLIC: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

        6. 8.2.6 Other Eastern Europe

          $261.00

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

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $809.00

        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: General

          $109.00

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Supply & Demand

          $100.00

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

        3. 8.3.3 Africa/Mideast: Demand by Market

          $96.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 8.3.4 Turkey

          $230.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: KAOLIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | TURKEY: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 8.3.5 Other Africa/Mideast

          $273.00

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

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: KAOLIN DEMAND BY MARKET

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,946.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 9.2 Industry Composition & Market Share

        $282.00

        1. Table | WORLD KAOLIN SALES BY COMPANY, 2012

        2. CHART VIII-1 WORLD KAOLIN MARKET SHARE, 2012

      3. 9.3 Mining & Manufacturing

        $166.00

      4. 9.4 Kaolin Reserves

        $138.00

      5. 9.5 Distribution

        $101.00

      6. 9.6 Marketing

        $88.00

      7. 9.7 Mergers, Acquisitions, & Industry Restructuring

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      8. 9.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $96.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 9.9 Company Profiles

        $3,707.00

        1. 9.9.1 Ashapura Group

          $101.00

        2. 9.9.2 BASF SE

          $238.00

        3. 9.9.3 Daleco Resources Corporation

          $99.00

        4. 9.9.4 Eczacibaºi Holding Company

          $128.00

        5. 9.9.5 EICL Limited

          $123.00

        6. 9.9.6 Gulf Alumina Limited

          $82.00

        7. 9.9.7 Imerys SA

          $727.00

        8. 9.9.8 I-Minerals Incorporated

          $82.00

        9. 9.9.9 Jiangxi Sincere Mineral Industry Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        10. 9.9.10 Kale Group

          $122.00

        11. 9.9.11 KaMin LLC

          $226.00

        12. 9.9.12 Kerala Clays and Ceramic Products Limited

          $82.00

        13. 9.9.13 Lasselsberger GmbH

          $140.00

        14. 9.9.14 Longyan Kaolin Clay Company Limited

          $82.00

        15. 9.9.15 Minotaur Exploration Limited

          $82.00

        16. 9.9.16 Morien Resources Corporation

          $82.00

        17. 9.9.17 MOTA Soluções Cerâmicas SA

          $82.00

        18. 9.9.18 Quarzwerke GmbH

          $179.00

        19. 9.9.19 SCR-Sibelco NV

          $263.00

        20. 9.9.20 Sedlecký kaolin as

          $123.00

        21. 9.9.21 Société Kaolinière Armoricaine

          $125.00

        22. 9.9.22 Southeastern Primary Minerals LLC

          $101.00

        23. 9.9.23 Stephan Schmidt KG

          $82.00

        24. 9.9.24 Thiele Kaolin Company

          $218.00

        25. 9.9.25 Vale SA

          $82.00

        26. 9.9.26 Veneta Mineraria SpA

          $82.00

        27. 9.9.27 Xatico Sàrl

          $82.00

      10. 9.10 Additional Companies in the World Kaolin Industry

        $226.00

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