Supply Situation Report: Asia kaolin market dominated by China

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Published: Friday, 22 February 2013

Asia is now the leading regional kaolin producer in the world accounting for 28% of output in 2011 compared to 23% in 2007.

By Ian Wilson, Independent Consultant, UK

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Asia is now the leading regional kaolin producer in the world accounting for 28% of output in 2011 compared to 23% in 2007 as shown in Table 1.

The main changes from 2007 to 2011 are a reduction in production from the US...

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