This report has been designed to provide a detailed analysis of the global bentonite market. It covers the most recent data sets of quantitative medium-term projections, as well as developments in production, trade, consumption and prices. The report also includes a comparative analysis of the leading consuming countries, revealing opportunities opened for producers and exporters across the globe. The forecast outlines market prospects to 2020.
According to estimates, Switzerland continued to lead the way in global supplies of antisera and other blood fractions. In 2015, Switzerland's exports of antisera and other blood fractions totaled 24,799 million USD, which accounted for a 27% share of global exports. Germany, USA, Belgium, and the Netherlands were the other key global suppliers of antisera and other blood fractions in 2015, with a 49% combined share of global exports.
Belgium (+14.3% per year) and Germany (+13.1% per year) were the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2015. However, the shares of all major exporters remained within 3 percentage points from their size in 2007 as a result of pronounced export growth in every country.
On the other hand, Germany (18%, based on value terms), USA (10%), Switzerland (8%), the UK (7%), and Belgium (6%) were the leading destinations of imports of antisera and other blood fractions in 2015. Imports to every leading destination grew at a quick pace over the period under review, with the UK leading the way at a rate of +19.4% per year from 2007 to 2015. Germany's share in terms of global imports decreased by -5 percentage points, while the balance of the countries maintained their share size within 3 percentage points of its value in 2007.