Claytech 2015: UK housebuilding to boost clay demand

By Liz Gyekye
Published: Thursday, 19 November 2015

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has recently announced plans to construct new homes for the country's growing population. Expansion in the construction sector and a rebound in house building, which grew 18% last year, will fuel demand for minerals such as fire clay, kaolin and alumino-silicates consumed by the sector.

The UK government's plan to build 1m new homes by 2020 will provide a boost for industrial minerals, such as clays and pigment minerals, needed for the production of construction materials, industry experts told IM today  at the Claytech Conference in Stafford, UK.

Speaking to IM on the sidelines of...