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Global China Clay Market Size, Share, Growth, Analysis, and Forecast 2030

The China clay market is anticipated to be valued at USD 4.3 billion in 2021 and USD 5.7 billion by 2028, with a 4.1% CAGR between 2022 and 2028.

This article digs into the global Chinese clay market’s demand drivers, as well as the issues and ramifications. Furthermore, the study looks at new opportunities in China’s clay sector.

China Clay Market: Overview

Kaolin, also known as china clay, is a soft white clay used in the manufacture of china and porcelain. Kaolin is a soft, white powder comprised of kaolinite and other minerals in variable proportions such as muscovite, quartz, feldspar, and anatase. It is used to make drying agents, rubber, paper, and paint.

Kaolin clay may be useful in the treatment of acne due to its antibacterial properties. Minerals in kaolin clay aid in the removal of oils, secretions, and contaminants from the skin. They cleanse and revitalize the skin by absorbing moisture and pollutants while also decreasing blemishes.

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Kaolin is used as a paper filler to lengthen the fiber and increase printability, as well as to improve gloss, smoothness, and brightness. Chinese clay is growing increasingly popular among consumers.

China Clay Market: Segmentation

The China clay market is divided into four sections: geography, industry vertical, method, and application.

Unprocessed water-washed, air-floated, calcined, delaminated, and surface-modified segments comprise the global market. The industry that uses water for washing will grow the fastest. Water-washed kaolin is subjected to a rigorous process of slurring, crushing, grinding, sifting, sorting, centrifuging, chemically and perhaps concentrating, drying, and magnetically treating to achieve particle size, purity, residue, and brightness.

To be considered hydrous kaolin, water-washed kaolin must retain 14% of the hydration-bound water present in crude kaolin. Calcination, also known as heating water-washed kaolin, produces calcined kaolins. The choice of water-washed feed kaolin is determined by the end product.

China Clay Market: Regional Analysis

The Asia Pacific region is likely to lead the market throughout the forecast period.

The Asia Pacific region is expected to have the greatest revenue share of the entire China clay market in 2021 and during the forecast period. A variety of market participants, most notably EICL Ltd and MLA Group of Industries, have contributed to the area’s expansion. Furthermore, China produces 99.3 million tonnes of paper and pulp each year, placing it in the top three paper-producing countries alongside Japan, China, and India.

China Clay Market: Competitive Analysis

The Global China clay market is dominated by players like Imerys S.A., BASF SE, EICL Limited, KaMin LLC, Minotaur Exploration Limited, I-Minerals, Inc., LB MINERALS, Ltd., 20 Microns Ltd., SCR-Sibelco NV, and Active Minerals International, LLC, among others.

Global China Clay Market share

The global China clay market is segmented as follows:

By Process





Surface-modified Unprocessed

By Application

Paper Coating and Filling


Feedstock Treatment

Medicines and Cosmetics

Paints Coatings


By Industry Vertical

Paper Industry

Ceramic Industry

Agricultural Industry

Paints Industry

Pharmaceutical Industry


By Region

North America

The U.S.




The UK




Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific




South Korea

Southeast Asia

Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America



Rest of Latin America

Middle East Africa


South Africa

Rest of Middle East Africa

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