Global Fireclay Market
In value terms, fireclay production shrank slightly to $ in estimated in export price. Overall, the total production indicated a measured expansion from 2007 to : its value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last fourteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on figures, production increased by +% against 2010 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, global production reached the peak level at $ in , and then dropped modestly in the following year.
The countries with the highest volumes of production in were China ( tons), Ukraine ( tons) and the United States ( tons), with a combined % share of global production. These countries were followed by India, Brazil, Russia, Japan, Pakistan, Mexico, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Spain, France and Egypt, which together accounted for a further %.
From 2007 to , the most notable rate of growth in terms of production, amongst the leading producing countries, was attained by Democratic Republic of the Congo (with a CAGR of +%), while production for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
The global fireclay market value fell slightly to $ in , approximately reflecting 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). Over the period under review, the total consumption indicated a pronounced expansion from 2007 to : its value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last fourteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on figures, consumption decreased by -% against 2018 indices. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $. From 2019 to , the growth of the global market remained at a lower figure.
From 2007 to , the biggest increases were in Democratic Republic of the Congo (with a CAGR of +%), while consumption for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, China ($) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was held by Japan ($). It was followed by the United States.
In China, the fireclay market expanded at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007-. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Japan (+% per year) and the United States (+% per year).
In , the highest levels of fireclay per capita consumption was registered in Ukraine ( kg per person), followed by Spain ( kg per person), Italy ( kg per person) and Russia ( kg per person), while the world average per capita consumption of fireclay was estimated at kg per person.
In Ukraine, fireclay per capita consumption expanded at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007-. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of per capita consumption growth: Spain (+% per year) and Italy (-% per year).