Ceramics: an urban landscape

By Kasia Patel
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...

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