Global Kaolin Mining Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Apr 2016
  • Pages: 60
  • SKU: IRTNTR8897

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This market research study presents a detailed segmentation of the global kaolin mining market by application (paper, ceramics, paints and coatings, rubber, fiberglass, and others) and by geography (APAC, North America, ROW, and Western Europe). The key vendors identified in the market are BASF, Imerys, KaMin, Quarzwerke, Sibelco, and Thiele Kaolin.

Overview of the kaolin mining market

Technavio’s market research analysts have predicted the global kaolin mining market to grow at a moderate CAGR of nearly 4% during the forecast period. The increasing demand from China is one of the key factors driving the growth of this market globally. China is the largest market for kaolin, and the analysts have envisaged the kaolin market in China to grow at a rapid pace in the predicted period. In China, besides the growing demand for kaolin from the ceramics industry, there is a huge demand for kaolin from the construction sector. The construction market in China is expected to experience rapid growth in the coming years which will aid in the growth of the kaolin mining market during the predicted period.

In this industry research report, the analysts have estimated factors like the recent shift toward high-quality ore mining to bolster the growth prospects of this market until the end of 2020. Since the quality of kaolin reserves in the mines of England and Georgia are declining, the extraction of high-quality kaolin ore will gradually shift to other locations. For instance, Brazil has many top-quality kaolin reserves, and might emerge as its largest producer during the forecast period. Moreover, Brazil has the second largest kaolin reserves in the world and accounts for 28% of the total global reserves. Therefore, with Brazil opening its reserves for high-quality ore mining, the kaolin mining market has a positive outlook over the forecast period.

Segmentation by application and analysis of the kaolin mining market

  • Paper
  • Ceramics
  • Paints and coatings
  • Rubber
  • Fiberglass

During 2015, the paper industry dominated the kaolin mining market and accounted for almost 41% of the market share. However, the paper segment is projected to grow at the slowest pace as it is facing the challenges of digitalization, reducing paper use to a large extent. The kaolin mining market for paper is expected to reach close to 13 million metric tons by the end of 2020.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the kaolin mining market

  • APAC
  • North America
  • ROW
  • Western Europe

In 2015, APAC dominated the kaolin mining market and accounted for nearly 38% of the market share. The kaolin market in APAC is expected to grow at a rapid pace owing to an augmented demand from emerging markets like China, India, Thailand, and Malaysia. The kaolin market in these countries is majorly driven by the heavy spending and increasing demand from the construction industry.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global kaolin mining market is consolidated with a few key providers in the market. However, with the entry of new players, the market share of leading vendors is decreasing. The competition is expected to intensify with the introduction of products with new features and technologies.

Key vendors in this market are -

  • BASF
  • Imerys
  • KaMin
  • Quarzwerke
  • Sibelco
  • Thiele Kaolin

Other prominent vendors in the market are Arcilla Mining and Land, Ashapura Group, English Indian Clays, Howard Sheppard, and Uma Group of Kaolin. 

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global kaolin mining market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global kaolin mining market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global kaolin mining market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global kaolin mining market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the APAC, North America, Row, and Western Europe. 
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global kaolin mining market?

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Kaolin also called china clay, comprises of mineral kaolinite, which is formed by the decomposition of minerals such as feldspar. The white color of this mineral can either be naturally occurring or can be a result of post-processing which removes minerals and other color-bearing compounds. The small particle size of the mineral contributes to its white color by scattering light.

The global kaolin mining market report is part of Technavio’s chemicals and materials research portfolio. This portfolio provides a comprehensive market analysis along with the market share, market sizing, and market segmentations covering areas such as additives, adhesives and sealantsagrochemicals and fertilizersbio-chemicals and bio-materialschemical engineering equipmentglass and ceramicsindustrial gasesmetals and mineralsolefinspaints, coatings, and pigmentspersonal protective equipmentplastics, polymers, and elastomers, and specialty chemicals. These market research reports provide a perspective on the various market opportunities and market threats along with the key trends that would influence the market growth during the forecast period. It presents insights into the changing competitive landscape and a detailed profiling and market analysis of the vendors. Also covered in the research are the key regions or countries that would have an impact on the market during the assessment years.

Table of Contents

PART 01:  Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02:  Scope of  the report

  • Market overview

PART 03:  Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04:  Introduction

  • Key market highlights
  • Overview

PART 05:  Market landscape

  • Global kaolin mining market

PART 06:  Market segmentation by application

  • Global kaolin mining market for paper
  • Global kaolin mining market for ceramics
  • Global kaolin mining market for paints and coatings
  • Global kaolin mining market for rubber
  • Global kaolin mining market for fiberglass
  • Global kaolin mining market for others

PART 07:  Geographical segmentation

  • Kaolin mining market in APAC
  • Kaolin mining market in Western Europe
  • Kaolin mining market in North America
  • Kaolin mining market in rest of world (ROW)

PART 08:  Market drivers

  • Increase in demand from China
  • Rapid urbanization in APAC
  • Demand from paper packaging market

PART 09:  Impact of drivers

PART 10:  Market challenges

  • Digitalization
  • Competition from substitutes
  • Difficulties in kaolin mining

PART 11:  Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 12:  Market trends

  • High growth in ceramic market
  • Growth in corrugated paper and paperboard container and packaging market
  • Shift toward high-quality ore mining

PART 13:  Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 14:  Key vendor analysis

  • BASF
  • Imerys
  • KaMin
  • Quarzwerke
  • Sibelco
  • Thiele Kaolin

PART 15:  Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 16:  Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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