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Opportunities in the Talc Market: Growth Trends, Forecast and Competitive Analysis

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  • 141 Pages
  • November 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Lucintel
  • ID: 5504856

The future of the talc market looks promising with opportunities in paper, plastic, ceramics, paint & coating, roofing, cosmetics, and other applications. The global talc market is expected to reach an estimated $3.3 billion by 2026 with a CAGR of 5.8% from 2020 to 2026. The major drivers for this market are the increasing use of plastics in automotive, growth in demand for paint and coatings in construction and industrial sectors, and increasing demand for cosmetics products. 
Emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the talc industry, include growing production of specialty micronized grade talc for plastic and increasing demand for talc in lightweight automotive plastic parts. Imerys, Elementis, Minerals Technologies, Nippon Talc, Golcha Group, and American Talc Company are among the major talc manufacturers.

A total of 111 figures/charts and 34 tables are provided in this 141-page report to help in your business decisions.

The study includes trends and forecasts for the global talc market by application, deposit, and region as follows:

By Application [$M and Kilotons shipment analysis for 2015 - 2026:

  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Ceramics
  • Paint & Coating
  • Roofing
  • Cosmetic
  • Others 

By Deposit [$M and Kilotons shipment analysis for 2015 - 2026:

  • Talc Chlorite 
  • Talc Carbonate
  • Others

By Region [$M and Kilotons shipment analysis for 2015 - 2026]:

  • North America
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Russia
  • France
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • The Rest of the World

The analyst forecasts that talc carbonate will remain the largest segment as it provides lower viscosity and better scrub resistance than other types of talc, which is expected to spur growth for this segment over the forecast period. Plastic will remain the largest application and witness the highest growth during the forecast period due to the growing demand for lightweight plastics in the automotive industry. The Asia-Pacific will remain the largest region and it is expected to witness the highest growth over the forecast period, supported by higher production of paper and plastic.

Features of Talc Market

  • Market Size Estimates: Talc market size estimation in terms of value ($M) and volume (kilotons) shipment.
  • Trend and Forecast Analysis: Market trends (2015-2020) and forecast (2021-2026) by various segments and regions.
  • Segmentation Analysis: Talc market size by various segments, such as application and deposit, in terms of value and volume shipment.
  • Regional Analysis: Talc market breakdown by North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World.
  • Growth Opportunities: Analysis of growth opportunities in different applications, deposits and regions for the talc market.
  • Strategic Analysis: This includes M&A, new product development, and competitive landscape for the talc market.
  • Analysis of competitive intensity of the industry based on Porter’s Five Forces model.

This report answers the following 11 key questions

Q.1 What are some of the most promising potential, high-growth opportunities for the global talc market by deposit (talc chlorite, talc carbonate, and others), application (paper, plastic, ceramics, paint & coating, roofing, cosmetic, and other), and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World)?
Q.2 Which segments will grow at a faster pace and why?
Q.3 Which regions will grow at a faster pace and why?
Q.4 What are the key factors affecting market dynamics? What are the drivers and challenges of the talc market?
Q.5 What are the business risks and threats to the talc market?
Q.6 What are emerging trends in this talc market and the reasons behind them?
Q.7 What are some changing demands of customers in the talc market?
Q.8 What are the new developments in the talc market? Which companies are leading these developments?
Q.9 Who are the major players in the talc market? What strategic initiatives are being implemented by key players for business growth?
Q.10 What are some of the competitive products and processes in the talc market, and how big of a threat do they pose for loss of market share via material or product substitution?
Q.11 What M&A activities did take place in the last five years in the talc market?

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Market Background and Classifications
2.1: Introduction, Background, and Classifications
2.2: Supply Chain
2.3: Industry Drivers and Challenges

3. Market Trends and Forecast Analysis from 2015 to 2026
3.1: Macroeconomic Trends (2015-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
3.2: Global Talc Market Trends (2015-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
3.3: Global Talc Market by Application 
3.3.1: Paper
3.3.2: Plastic
3.3.3: Ceramics
3.3.4: Paint & Coating
3.3.5: Roofing
3.3.6: Cosmetic
3.3.7: Others 
3.4: Global Talc Market by Deposit
3.4.1: Talc Chlorite 
3.4.2: Talc Carbonate 
3.4.3: Others

4. Market Trends and Forecast Analysis by Region from 2015 to 2026
4.1: Global Talc Market by Region
4.2: North American Talc Market
4.2.1: Market by Application 
4.2.2: The US Talc Market
4.2.3: The Canadian Talc Market
4.2.4: The Mexican Talc Market
4.3: European Talc Market
4.3.1: Market by Application 
4.3.2: German Talc Market
4.3.3: Russian Talc Market
4.3.4: French Talc Market
4.4: APAC Talc Market
4.4.1: Market by Application 
4.4.2: Chinese Talc Market
4.4.3: Japanese Talc Market
4.4.4: Indian Talc Market
4.5: ROW Talc Market
4.5.1: Market by Application

5. Competitor Analysis
5.1: Product Portfolio Analysis
5.2: Market Share Analysis 
5.3: Geographical Reach
5.4: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

6. Growth Opportunities and Strategic Analysis
6.1: Growth Opportunity Analysis
6.1.1: Growth Opportunities for the Global Talc Market by Deposit
6.1.2: Growth Opportunities for the Global Talc Market by Application
6.1.3: Growth Opportunities for the Global Talc Market by Region 
6.2: Emerging Trends in the Global Talc Market
6.3: Strategic Analysis
6.3.1: New Product Development
6.3.2: Capacity Expansion of the Global Talc Market
6.3.3: Technology Development
6.3.4: Mergers and Acquisitions in the Global Talc Industry

7. Company Profiles of Leading Players
7.1: Imerys S.A.
7.2: Minerals Technologies Inc 
7.3: Elementis 
7.4: Nippon Talc 
7.5: American Talc Company 
7.6: Golcha Group 
7.7: IMI Fabi S.p,A 
7.8: Jai Group Company 
7.9: HuaMei Talc Development Co


Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Imerys S.A.
  • Minerals Technologies Inc 
  • Elementis 
  • Nippon Talc 
  • American Talc Company 
  • Golcha Group 
  • IMI Fabi S.p,A 
  • Jai Group Company 
  • HuaMei Talc Development Co


The analyst has been in the business of market research and management consulting since 2000 and has published over 600 market intelligence reports in various markets/applications and served over 1,000 clients worldwide. Each study is a culmination of four months of full-time effort performed by the analyst team. The analysts used the following sources for the creation and completion of this valuable report:

  • In-depth interviews of the major players in the market
  • Detailed secondary research from competitors’ financial statements and published data
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  • A compilation of the experiences, judgments, and insights of professionals, who have analyzed and tracked the market over the years.

Extensive research and interviews are conducted in the supply chain of the market to estimate market share, market size, trends, drivers, challenges and forecasts.

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