Kaolin Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Process (Dry Processing, Wet Processing), By Application (Paper, Paints & Coatings, Ceramics, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2020 To 2025

Published:  May 2020 Report Code: KSI061612081 Pages: 107

The kaolin market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.53% over the forecast period to reach a total market size of US$7.712 billion by 2025, increasing from US$5.913 billion in 2019. Kaolin serves as a coating that increases smoothness, brightness, and gloss of the paper, ceramics, paints and other products. Increasing demand for ceramic products and rising usage of kaolin in the cement industry are considered as the driving factor for the growth of the market. However, mining of kaolin is acknowledged to have a negative impact on the environment which is expected to hinder the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Increasing construction activities is driving the demand for kaolin

Rapid industrialization in developing economies is expected to fuel the demand for kaolin in construction and other industries. Kaolin is considered an important raw material used in the manufacturing of ceramic tiles and with the increasing construction activities, the market is anticipated to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period. 

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The investment in the development of infrastructure is expected to increase, more specifically, in emerging and developing countries like India, China, and Vietnam among others. For instance, India and China have been growing above 6% per annum for the last couple of years which is an indication of the development of infrastructure and growing urbanization. Moreover, in the United States, the construction spending has increased from US$788,322 million in 2011 to US$1,293,982 million in 2018 (source: United States Census Bureau) while a similar trend has been noticed in Europe. Thus, the growing investment in the development of infrastructure is expected to continue to drive the growth of the kaolin market in the coming years.

Application in the paper, ceramics, and paint & coatings among others

By application, the global kaolin market has been segmented as paper, ceramics, and paint & coatings among others. Paper is holding a significant share in the market and is expected to grow at a substantial rate owing to the rising demand for kaolin in the paper packaging industry. Kaolin is used as a component to provide paper a smooth surface and enhance paper qualities such as brightness, opacity, and printability. The ceramic segment is anticipated to witness exponential growth over the forecast period. Increasing construction activities and rising investment by big market players is driving the market for ceramics segment in the coming years. Furthermore, expanding the automotive industry also propels the demand for paints, coatings, and rubber which are widely used in the manufacturing of automobiles which drives the demand for kaolin in the automotive industry. For instance, according to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, automotive production in India has increased from 3,557.073 thousand units in 2010 to 5,174.645 thousand in 2018 showing a growth of more than forty percent.

The Asia Pacific is estimated to hold a significant share in the market.

By geography, the global kaolin market has been segmented as North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions. The Asia Pacific accounts for the significant share of the global kaolin market in 2019 and is projected to remain at its position throughout the forecast period. This growth is attributed to the strong presence of key players in the region and established the paper industry. Also, the region is experiencing a significant increase in construction activities which is further driving the growth of the market over the forecast period. Also, increasing number of construction projects in the countries like China especially megaprojects like Beijing Daxing International Airport which started in 2014 and is one of the largest infrastructure project initiated by the country with an aim to process 72million passengers a year which is expected to have four runways by 2025 is expected to drive the scope of demand for kaolin during the forecast period. Besides, increasing population density in urban areas coupled with rising investment in residential projects has been increasing the demand for kaolin from the last few years and this trend is expected to continue in the coming years. In Europe, due to growing ceramic production and consumption, the market is growing at a substantial rate. Similar trends have been noticed in the North American region, which is witnessing exponential growth on account of expanding the paper packaging industry coupled with increasing investment by market players.

Competitive Insights

Prominent key market players in the global kaolin market are adopting various growth strategies such as new product launches, M&A, and partnerships to expand their global footprint. For instance, recently, SOFIA (Bulgaria) kaolin a subsidiary of Germany’s Quarzwerke Gruppe, invested nearly US$33.8 million in the construction of a new plant for products from industrial minerals in the town of Dulovo. 

Kaolin Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2019  US$5.913 billion
 Market size value in 2025  US$7.712 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 4.53% from 2019 to 2025
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2020–2025
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Process, Application, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered  EICL Ltd., BASF, Thiele Kaolin Company, Ashapura Group, Kamin LLC., Imerys,   Sedlecký Kaolin A.S, Quarzwerke GmbH, Scr-Sibelco 
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase

 

Segmentation:

  • By Process
    • Dry Processing
    • Wet Processing
  • By Application
    • Paper
      • Standard Coated Fine Papers
      • Low Coat Weight Papers
      • Art Papers
      • Others
    • Paints & Coatings
      • Industrial Paints & Coatings
      • Others
    • Ceramics
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Russia
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • South Africa
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the global kaolin market size by 2025?
A1. The kaolin market is expected to reach a total market size of US$7.712 billion by 2025.

Q2. What are the growth prospects for kaolin market?
A2. The global kaolin market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.53% over the forecast period.

Q3. What is the size of global kaolin market?
A3. Kaolin market was valued at US$5.913 billion in 2019.

Q4. Which region holds the largest market share in the kaolin market?
A4. The Asia Pacific accounts for a significant share of the global kaolin market in 2019 and is projected to remain at its position throughout the forecast period.

Q5. What factors are anticipated to drive the kaolin market growth?
A5. Increasing demand for ceramic products and rising usage of kaolin in the cement industry are considered as the driving factor for the growth of the market.

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation
 
2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions
 
3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights
 
4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis
 
5. Kaolin Market Analysis, by Process
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Dry Processing
5.3. Wet Processing
 
6. Kaolin Market Analysis, by Application
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Paper
6.2.1. Standard Coated Fine Papers
6.2.2. Low Coat Weight Papers
6.2.3. Art Papers
6.2.4. Others
6.3. Paints & Coatings
6.3.1. Industrial Paints & Coatings
6.3.2. Others
6.4. Ceramics
6.5. Others
 
7. Kaolin Market Analysis, by Geography
7.1. Introduction
7.2. North America (US$ Million) (tons)
7.2.1. North America Kaolin Market, By Process, 2019 to 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.2.2. North America Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 to 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.2.3. By Country
7.2.3.1. United States (US$ Million) (tons)
7.2.3.1.1. United States Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 To 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.2.3.2. Canada (US$ Million) (tons)
7.2.3.2.1. Canada Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 To 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.2.3.3. Mexico (US$ Million) (tons)
7.2.3.3.1. Mexico Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 To 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.3. South America (US$ Million) (tons)
7.3.1. South America Kaolin Market, By Process, 2019 to 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.3.2. South America Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 to 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.3.3. By Country
7.3.3.1. Brazil (US$ Million) (tons)
7.3.3.1.1. Brazil Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 To 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.3.3.2. Argentina (US$ Million) (tons)
7.3.3.2.1. Argentina Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 To 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.3.3.3. Others
7.4. Europe (US$ Million) (tons)
7.4.1. Europe Kaolin Market, By Process, 2019 to 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.4.2. Europe Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 to 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.4.3. By Country
7.4.3.1. UK (US$ Million) (tons)
7.4.3.1.1. UK Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 To 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.4.3.2. Germany (US$ Million) (tons)
7.4.3.2.1. Germany Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 To 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.4.3.3. France (US$ Million) (tons)
7.4.3.3.1. France Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 To 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.4.3.4. Russia (US$ Million) (tons)
7.4.3.4.1. Russia Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 To 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.4.3.5. Others
7.5. Middle East and Africa (US$ Million) (tons)
7.5.1. Middle East and Africa Kaolin Market, By Process, 2019 to 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.5.2. Middle East and Africa Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 to 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.5.3. By Country
7.5.3.1. Saudi Arabia
7.5.3.1.1. Saudi Arabia Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 To 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.5.3.2. South Africa
7.5.3.2.1. South Africa Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 To 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.5.3.3. Others
7.6. Asia Pacific
7.6.1. Asia Pacific Kaolin Market, By Process, 2019 to 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.6.2. Asia Pacific Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 to 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.6.3. By Country
7.6.3.1. Japan (US$ Million) (tons)
7.6.3.1.1. Japan Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 To 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.6.3.2. China (US$ Million) (tons)
7.6.3.2.1. China Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 To 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.6.3.3. South Korea (US$ Million) (tons)
7.6.3.3.1. South Korea Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 To 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.6.3.4. India (US$ Million) (tons)
7.6.3.4.1. India Kaolin Market, By Application, 2019 To 2025 (US$ Million) (tons)
7.6.3.5. Others
 
8. Competitive Environment and Analysis
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix
 
9. Company Profiles
9.1. EICL Ltd.
9.2. BASF
9.3. Thiele Kaolin Company
9.4. Ashapura Group
9.5. Kamin LLC.
9.6. Imerys
9.7. Sedlecký Kaolin A.S
9.8. Quarzwerke GmbH
9.9. Scr-Sibelco

EICL Ltd.

BASF

Thiele Kaolin Company

Ashapura Group

Kamin LLC.

Imerys

Sedlecký Kaolin A.S

Quarzwerke GmbH

Scr-Sibelco 

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