Ceramics: an urban landscape
Published: Friday, 24 January 2014
Despite slow growth in traditional markets such as Europe, the ceramics industry is expected to be driven by urbanisation and a rebound in housing and construction in key markets such as China and the Middle East, creating opportunities for suppliers of ceramic minerals such as kaolin, zircon and feldspar.
The ceramics industry is seeing
growth in developing countries where large increases in urban
population and floor space mean that an increase in consumption
of industrial minerals such as kaolin, zircon and feldspar are
expected over the next decade.
According to figures from McKinsey Global Institute, urban
areas are forecast...