GVR Report cover Pyrophyllite Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Pyrophyllite Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Refractories & Foundry, Ceramics, Fillers), By Region (APAC, North America, Europe, Central & South America, MEA), And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-834-3
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global pyrophyllite market size was valued at USD 151.7 million in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7% from 2020 to 2027. Increasing demand for pyrophyllite in ceramics is projected to boost market growth. Pyrophyllite is a mineral and has a close resemblance with talc in optical and physical properties. It is harder than talc and does not flux when heated or fired. It also has a combination of creep resistance and heat shock. Therefore, it is widely used in refractories, high-grade ceramics, and electric insulators. It also has applications in handicraft industries owing to the lumps nature and softness. The demand from ceramic and refractory industries in the U.S. is projected to drive market growth. Properties, such as low electrical conductivity, high melting point, high dielectric strength, and chemical inertness are the key factors promoting the demand for pyrophyllite products.

The U.S. pyrophyllite market size

Growing production in iron & steel sector of the U.S. is also a major factor contributing to the market growth. The U.S. is the fourth largest country, in terms of crude steel production. The crude steel production in the country increased from 81.6 tonnages in 2017 to 86.6 tonnage in 2018.

The use of pyrophyllite in filler applications, such as insecticides, paper, rubber, and paint is likely to promote market growth over the coming years. Rebound in the construction sector is likely to benefit the paints & coatings market in the long run. The growing new residential construction sector on account of faster housing completions is another indirect factor projected to augment the demand for pyrophyllite products.

Application Insights

The ceramics application segment accounted for the largest volume share of over 33% in 2019 and is likely to grow at lucrative CAGR over the forecast period. Shrinkage properties and low thermal expansion of pyrophyllite make it suitable in ceramic blends. It is used in whiteware applications owing to the faster firing cycles. It is also used in electrical porcelain, sanitary ware, wall tiles, and other China ceramic products.

Good heat shock resistance and high corrosion resistance boost the product applications in the iron & steel industry as a refractory material. Global production for steel and related products is increasing at an incessant pace. It increased from 1,729.8 million tons in 2017 to 1,808.4 million tons in 2018. Thus, stable demand from the iron & steel industry is anticipated to remain a key factor driving the segment growth.

Other applications include product use as a filler in pesticides, rubber, cosmetics, paper, paints, and bleaching soap among others. Pyrophyllite is available in the form of lumps, which have high whiteness, low PH value, and high content of aluminum. These lumps are sold in various colors including red, orange, green, and pale green.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific is the dominant regional market and accounted for the largest share of over 51% in 2019. It is estimated to expand further at the fastest CAGR of 5.9% from 2020 to 2027. The increasing demand for building material products, such as wall tiles, sanitary ware, and paints in the emerging countries, such as India, China, and Southeast Asian countries is the key factor supporting regional market growth.

The demand for steel in the automotive, consumer goods, construction, oil & gas, and other industries are projected to remain an indirect growth factor. Out of the top 5 steel-producing countries, 4 are present in the Asia Pacific region, which includes China, India, Japan, and South Korea. With a rise in the production of steel, refractories demand is projected to increase in the long run, creating a positive impact on the global market.

Global pyrophyllite market share

In terms of revenue, North America is projected to register a CAGR of 5.8% from 2020 to 2027. Increasing penetration of advanced ceramics in electrical, electronics, and automotive products is likely to assist the regional growth. The U.S., Canada, and Mexico are characterized by the presence of numerous automotive and component manufacturing companies. As per the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, these countries produced over 16 million vehicles in 2019.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

There is a small number of companies involved in the pyrophyllite industry. In recent years, no mergers & acquisitions have been observed in the market. Vendors are focused on supplying quality products with various grades of materials. Demand from filler applications is projected to provide lucrative opportunities for the industry players in the long run. Some of the prominent players in the pyrophyllite market include:

  • R.T. Vanderbilt Holding Company, Inc.

  • Anand Talc

  • Bud Chemicals and Minerals

  • Chirag Minerals

  • Kamlesh Minerals

  • Trinity Resources Ltd.

  • The Ishwar Mining & Industrial Corp.

  • Tsuchihashi Mining Co., Ltd.

Pyrophyllite Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 146.5 million

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 237.2 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.7% from 2020 to 2027

Volume in 2020

1,940.5 kilotons

Volume forecast in 2027

2,803.7 kilotons

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative Units

Volume in kilotons, revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

Volume forecast, revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

The U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; Russia; The U.K.; China; Japan; India; Brazil

Key companies profiled

R.T. Vanderbilt Holding Company, Inc.; Anand Talc; Bud Chemicals and Minerals; Chirag Minerals; Kamlesh Minerals; Trinity Resources Ltd.; The Ishwar Mining & Industrial Corp.; Tsuchihashi Mining Co., Ltd.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global pyrophyllite market report based on application and region:

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Ceramics

    • Refractories & Foundries

    • Fillers

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • Russia

      • The U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

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