Global talc production and markets

By IM Staff
Published: Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Growth in the plastics industry is helping to drive expansion in talc markets, particularly for high purity material used in making lightweight, high performing components for automobiles. Ian Wilson, Consultant, gives an overview of worldwide talc production and consumption and examines some of the key trends shaping the industry.

Global talc production in 2014 was estimated at 6.4m tonnes, with 11 countries accounting for 92% of output. Imerys Talc is the largest company in the industry, producing 1.4m tonnes, or 22% of world output, last year, followed by Mondo Minerals with 750,000 tonnes, or 12% of global production.  ...

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