Updated Feb 7, 2023 04:30

Market for Non-Refractory Clay Constructional Products in Brazil

Market Overview
The Brazilian non-refractory clay constructional products market 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). Over the period under review, consumption showed a noticeable curtailment. Over the period under review, the market attained the peak level at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to , consumption failed to regain momentum.

In value terms, non-refractory clay constructional products production amounted to $ in estimated in export price. Over the period under review, production continues to indicate a perceptible downturn. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2015 when the production volume increased by %. Non-refractory clay constructional products production peaked at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to , production failed to regain momentum.


Consumption
In , the amount of non-refractory clay constructional products consumed in Brazil declined to tons, therefore, remained relatively stable against the year before. Over the period under review, consumption continues to indicate a noticeable descent. Over the period under review, consumption reached the maximum volume at tons in 2008; however, from 2009 to , consumption remained at a lower figure.

The size of the non-refractory clay constructional products market in Brazil reached $ in , approximately mirroring 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). Overall, consumption continues to indicate a noticeable contraction. Over the period under review, the market attained the maximum level at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to , consumption remained at a lower figure.


Market Forecast
Depressed by shrinking demand for non-refractory clay constructional products in Brazil, the market is expected to continue its downward consumption trend over the next eight years. The performance of the market is forecast to contract with an anticipated CAGR of -% for the period from to , which is projected to depress the market volume to tons by the end of .

In value terms, the market is forecast to contract with an anticipated CAGR of +% for the period from to , which is projected to bring the market value to $ (in nominal prices) by the end of .


Market Structure
Over the period under review, imports of non-refractory clay constructional products in Brazil were negligibly small compared to the production volumes. Therefore, the share of imports in the total market was practically nonexistent, both in volume and in value terms. This situation has remained constant over the period under review, which means that domestic producers entirely meet the domestic demand for non-refractory clay constructional products.


Trade Balance
Brazil remains a net exporter of non-refractory clay constructional products; in physical and value terms, exports consistently exceeded imports from 2007 to . In , there was a trade surplus of kg, which was equal to $. Those figures reflect the fact that neither imports nor exports don’t dominate the trade balance, and the country may export not only the product manufactured domestically, but also re-export some previously imported goods.