Market for Kaolinitic Clay, Fireclay And Clay For Construction Use in Spain
In value terms, production of kaolinitic clays, fireclays and clays for construction use contracted sharply to $ in estimated in export price. Overall, production recorded a deep reduction. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 with an increase of %. Spain production peaked at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to , production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The size of the market for kaolinitic clays, fireclays and clays for construction use in Spain amounted to $ in , stabilizing at 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). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to ; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $ in 2017; however, from 2018 to , consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.
From 2007 to , the biggest increases were in fireclay (with a CAGR of +%), while use for the other products experienced mixed trends in the consumption figures.
In value terms, kaolinitic clays (ball and plastic clays) ($) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was held by clays for construction and industrial use ($).
For kaolinitic clays (ball and plastic clays), market expanded at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007-. For the other products, the average annual rates were as follows: clays for construction and industrial use (-% per year) and fireclay (+% per year).