Bentonite Market in Egypt
In value terms, bentonite production fell slightly to $ in estimated in export price. Overall, production, however, showed a deep setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of %. Bentonite production peaked at $ in 2013; however, from 2014 to , production remained at a lower figure.
The size of the bentonite market in Egypt skyrocketed to $ in , rising by % against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, consumption, however, saw a abrupt decrease. Bentonite consumption peaked at $ in 2016; however, from 2017 to , consumption failed to regain momentum.