Bentonite Market - USA Remains The Leading Bentonite Exporter

Other Mining And Quarrying November 03, 2016
Author: Maria Fadeeva
Market Analyst

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The global trade in bentonite amounted to 671 million USD in 2015, experiencing mild fluctuations over the period under review. A 21% drop in 2009 was followed by recovery over the next two years, until exports slightly decreased again. Overall, there was an annual increase of +2.9% from 2007 to 2015.

According to IndexBox estimates, USA continued to dominate with a strong lead in global supplies of bentonite. In 2015, bentonite exports from the USA totaled 199 million USD, which accounted for 30% of global exports. India, Turkey, China, and India were the other key global suppliers of bentonite in 2015, with a 28% combined share of global exports.

India (+13.9% per year) and Turkey (+14.1% per year) were the fastest growing exporters on the global bentonite market from 2007 to 2015. India significantly strengthened its position in terms of global bentonite exports, growing its share from 5% in 2007 to 10% in 2015.

On the other hand, Germany (10.9%, based on value terms), Canada (5.9%), Japan (5.3%), Indonesia (4.9%), and Saudi Arabia (4.7%) were the leading destinations of bentonite imports in 2015. Imports to Indonesia grew at a rapid pace of +18.9% per year from 2007 to 2015. None of the leading importers decreased their imports of bentonite over the period under review. Indonesia's share of global imports grew by +3 percentage points, while the balance of the importers maintained their share size from 2007 to 2015.

Global Exports Of Bentonite, In Value Terms

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