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Global Kaolin Mining Market 2016-2020

About Kaolin Mining

Kaolin, also known as china clay or kaolinite, is a soft, white, and plastic clay. It contains fine-grained plate-like particles. It is non-abrasive, chemically inert, and has low heat and electric conductivity. The paper industry is the largest end-user of kaolin. It is used for filling and coating of paper. Kaolin is also used in many other industries such as ceramics, paints, fiberglass, and rubber.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global kaolin mining market to grow at a CAGR of 3.9% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global kaolin mining market for 2016-2020. The report also presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top six vendors operating in the market.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • North America
  • APAC
  • Western Europe
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Kaolin Mining Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • BASF
  • Imerys
  • KaMin
  • Quarzwerke
  • Sibelco
  • Thiele Kaolin
Other prominent vendors
  • Arcilla Mining and Land
  • Ashapura Group
  • English Indian Clays
  • Howard Sheppard
  • Uma Group of Kaolin
Market driver
  • Increase in demand from China
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Digitalization
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • High growth in ceramic market
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global kaolin mining market
      • Table Global kaolin mining market by geography
      • Table Global kaolin mining market by application
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Overview
  • Market landscape
    • Global kaolin mining market
      • Table Global kaolin mining market 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Table Global kaolin mining market by application 2015
    • Table Global kaolin mining market by application 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global kaolin mining market for paper
      • Table Kaolin grades for paper
      • Table Global kaolin mining market for paper 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global kaolin mining market for ceramics
      • Table Global kaolin mining market for ceramics 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global kaolin mining market for paints and coatings
      • Table Global kaolin mining market for paints and coatings 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global kaolin mining market for rubber
      • Table Global kaolin mining market for rubber 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global kaolin mining market for fiberglass
      • Table Global kaolin mining market for fiberglass 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global kaolin mining market for others
      • Table Global kaolin mining market for others 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global kaolin mining market by geography 2015
    • Table Global kaolin mining market by geography 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Kaolin mining market in APAC
      • Table Kaolin mining market in APAC 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Kaolin mining market in Western Europe
      • Table Kaolin mining market in Western Europe 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Kaolin mining market in North America
      • Table Kaolin mining market in North America 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Kaolin mining market in rest of world (ROW)
      • Table Kaolin mining market in ROW 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
  • Market drivers
    • Increase in demand from China
    • Rapid urbanization in APAC
    • Demand from paper packaging market
      • Table Global paper and paperboard container and packaging market 2015-2019 ($ billions)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Digitalization
    • Competition from substitutes
    • Difficulties in kaolin mining
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • High growth in ceramic market
    • Growth in corrugated paper and paperboard container and packaging market
      • Table Global corrugated paper and paperboard container and packaging market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Shift toward high-quality ore mining
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Major kaolin producing countries 2015
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table BASF: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Imerys
      • Table Imerys: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Imerys: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • KaMin
    • Quarzwerke
      • Table Quarzwerke: Business segmentation
    • Sibelco
      • Table Sibelco: Product segmentation
    • Thiele Kaolin
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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