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GCC resources, production and markets of Asia

By IM Staff
Published: Tuesday, 28 April 2015

The biggest end uses for ground calcium carbonate are the paper, plastics, paints and sealants industries, with Asia representing one of the sector’s largest markets. Ian Wilson* looks at overall GCC production in Asia and assesses the industry by country and market share.

By Ian Wilson

Global production capacity of ground calcium carbonate (GCC) in 2013 was estimated at 85.7m tonnes, with Asia accounting for 39% of output, Europe 29%, North America 26% and other regions the remaining 6%.    

Production in Asia was 33.4m tonnes in 2013, with 95% processed...

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