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Indian Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) Market, Forecast to 2021

Indian Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) Market, Forecast to 2021

Calcium carbonate has historically been one of the preferred fillers for the paper industry. In recent years, it has also become a preferred filler for the paint industry, heavily substituting kaolin in this application. While the primary reason has been the unavailability of high-quality kaolin, customers are also shifting due to the better opacity, gloss, and scrub resistance provided by calcium carbonate. While paint and paper are likely to remain the main application focus for calcium carbonate, relatively higher growth in segments such as Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) and masterbatches offer significant potential for a supplier to target, primarily due to the large expansion plans of companies such as Plastiblends and Finolex in India. Additionally, there is significant import substitution potential for steric coated grades of Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC) and Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) in masterbatches and PVC applications.

The key challenge suppliers face today is delivering high product performance in what has become a highly commoditized market. Inclusion of niche grades (such as steric coated for masterbatches and PVC) and application development along with the end user has to be the focus for suppliers looking to make premium offerings and improving their margins. However, this can only be in addition to the high-volume sales of commodity grades, as the potential to make premium calcium carbonate offerings in India remains low.

The demand for PCC is limited by its niche application segments and its price. Even though PCC finds niche usage in applications such as pharmaceuticals and oral care, there are alternate fillers also which are also fulfilling the needs of the respective industry. As a result, GCC accounts for 85% of the calcium carbonate consumed today, while PCC is only 15% of the nearly 3 million MT market size. This market is serviced by 4 large-scale calcium carbonate producers that account for around 30% of the market and an additional 20%–22% of the demand is met by imports. The remainder of the market is fragmented and is catered to by medium, small-scale, and unorganized producers.

Research Scope:
This study covers the Indian market for both types of calcium carbonate in India and provides strategic insights with respect to growth opportunities. The study further captures the value chain of the Indian Calcium Carbonate market and looks to understand the projected market value by type and application. Additionally, it provides an overview of the key trends, drivers and restraints, and critical success factors for calcium carbonate manufacturers supplying to the Indian market. Overall, this study aims to assess the potential of calcium carbonate in India and understand how it is expected to evolve in the near future.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Product Definitions
    • Market Trends
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Market Segmentation
    • Market Segmentation-GCC
    • Market Segmentation-PCC
    • Market Distribution Channels
  • Drivers and Restraints-Total Calcium Carbonate Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total Calcium Carbonate Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Calcium Carbonate Market: Market Engineering Measurements, India, 2016
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Volume Forecast
      • Table Total Calcium Carbonate Market: Volume Forecast, India, 2012-2021
    • GCC Percent Volume Forecast by Segment
    • PCC Percent Volume Forecast by Segment
    • Key Trends Driving the GCC and PCC Markets
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis- Total Calcium Carbonate Market
    • Market Share-Total Calcium Carbonate Market
    • Market Share-GCC Market
    • Market Share-PCC Market
    • Market Share Analysis-GCC Market
      • Table GCC Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 5 Participants, India, 2016
    • Market Share Analysis-PCC Market
      • Table PCC Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 5 Participants, India, 2016
    • Competitive Environment
    • Top Competitors
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity: Infrastructure Growth
    • Growth Opportunity: Growth in Major End-Use Industries
    • Growth Opportunity: Import Substitution
    • Growth Opportunity: Kaolin Substitution
    • Growth Opportunity: India's Focus on Becoming a Manufacturing Hub
    • Strategic Imperatives for CaCO3 Manufacturers
  • Paper Segment Analysis
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Paper Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, India, 2016
    • Volume Forecast
      • Table Paper Segment: Volume Forecast, India, 2012-2021
    • Key Upcoming Plants in the Paper Industry
  • Paints Segment Analysis
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Paints Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, India, 2016
    • Volume Forecast
      • Table Paints Segment: Volume Forecast, India, 2012-2021
    • Key Upcoming Plants in the Paints Industry
  • Plastics Segment Analysis
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Plastics Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, India, 2016
    • Volume Forecast
      • Table Plastics Segment: Volume Forecast, India, 2012-2021
    • Key Upcoming Plants in the Plastics Industry
  • Oral Care Segment Analysis
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Oral Care Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, India, 2016
    • Volume Forecast
      • Table Oral Care Segment: Volume Forecast, India, 2012-2021
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used

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