Feldspar and Nepheline Syenite Market Size & Share, by Type (Powder, Granules); Application (Coatings, Polymers, Glass, Ceramic, Refractories); Functional Fillers (Plastic, Rubber, Paint, Coatings, Adhesive, Other Fillers) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

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  • Published Date: Feb 27, 2023
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Global Feldspar and Nepheline Syenite Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2033

Feldspar And Nepheline Syenite Market size is anticipated to reach USD 7 Billion by the end of 2033, growing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033. In the year 2022, the industry size of feldspar and nepheline syenite was USD 5 Billion. The growth of the market can be attributed to the growing use of glass and ceramic in a variety of industries, including building, transportation, and the automobile industry, backed by the rising sales and production of automobiles and the growing construction sector. As per the data from the International Energy Agency (IEA), electric vehicle sales reached 2.1 million in 2019 worldwide, increasing from the sales of the year 2018, and rising the electric vehicles stocks to 7.2 million.

Further, with the rise of the pandemic, the increased demand for feldspar and nepheline syenite is estimated to rise due to their special qualities and used as an important element in the manufacturing of fillers, paints, and coatings. Moreover, the rising manufacturing of paints worldwide and increasing utilization of paint in many architectural coatings are expected to drive market growth. As per the reports, an estimated total amount of 860 million gallons of architectural paint was utilized in the United States in 2020, and over 350 million gallons of architectural paint was consumed in the United States by the DIY ('do it yourself') segment.

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Feldspar and Nepheline Syenite Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Construction Sector with Rising Demand for Residential and Commercial Buildings – It was noticed that the economy in the USA is greatly influenced by the construction sector. The sector employs more than 745,000 people and produces structures valued at close to USD 1.4 trillion annually. The rising urbanization across the globe, backed by the growing construction sector across the world is anticipated to boost market growth over the forecast period. Moreover, the sale of construction goods worldwide is also growing as a result of the increasing number of residential and commercial premises. This expansion is caused by both new and restored buildings.

  • Rising Plastic Production and Consumption with Increasing Sales Industry – In 2018, the United States produced 35.7 million tons of plastic.

  • Increasing Ceramic Sector Owing to Rising Use of Ceramics – India exported a record number of ceramics and glassware in 2021–2022, totaling USD 3,464 million.

  • Rising Urbanization with Digitalization and Migration of People to Cities – It is believed that China's permanent residency urbanization rate reached 64.72 percent in 2021, and from 2021 to 2025, the country intends to raise that rate to 65 percent.

  • Increasing Production of Sanitary Ware Products with Increasing Residential and Public Cleanliness – According to reports, the worldwide sanitary ware products market increased from 173 million pieces in 2020 to more than 206 pieces in 2021.


  • Growing Recycling of Glass Products - Glass products are cheaper compared to ceramic products and glass is widely used and raw materials are more easily available than ceramic raw materials. This is estimated to hinder market growth in the coming years. Further, glass is more stable than ceramics and can withstand surface damage, with a low thermal coefficient and high tensile strength.
  • Stringent government Norms for Real Estate and Construction Sector
  • Increasing Environmental Concerns Regarding Plastic Usage

Feldspar and Nepheline Syenite Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 5 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2033)

~ USD 7 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Feldspar and Nepheline Syenite Segmentation

Application (Coatings, Polymers, Glass, Ceramic, Refractories)

The global feldspar and nepheline syenite market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by application into coatings and polymers, glass, ceramic, refractories, and others. Out of these, the glass segment is estimated to hold the largest market share by 2033. Glass is a transparent, non-crystalline, amorphous solid that has many uses in the packaging, construction, telecommunication, electronics, automotive, and transportation sectors. Owing to its capacity to refract, reflect, and transmit light, glass is largely utilized in lenses, windows, mirrors, and prisms. Further, the rising production and import-export of the glass are estimated to drive segment growth. It was found that in 2021, China exported glass and glassware of more than USD 23.80 billion. The increasing use of glass in the construction industry for windows, doors, ventilation, walls, and roofs improves the elegance of buildings.

Amongst these segments, the ceramic segment is expected to garner a significant share. The increasing use of ceramic in decorative items eating plates, bowls, and many household products is estimated to boost the market growth. As per the estimations, the consumption of ceramic tiles in 2021 in the United States was about 3 billion square feet of ceramic tile.  The growing use of ceramic tiles, toilet seats, and other ceramic sanitary ware products such as wash basins, and bathtubs in both commercial and residential buildings. Also, the use of ceramics in industries such as chemical, pharmaceutical, beverages, food, and other sectors. The increasing number of laboratories, clinical institutions, and research and development institutions is also anticipated to boost market growth. The rising government initiatives to enhance public access to toilets to promote cleanliness and public facilities increase the demand for the ceramic industry.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

           By Type

  • Powder
  • Granules

          By Application

  • Coatings and Polymers
  • Glass
  • Ceramic
  • Refractories
  • Others

           By Functional Fillers

  • Plastic and Rubber Fillers
  • Paint and Coatings Fillers
  • Adhesive Fillers
  • Other Fillers

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Feldspar and Nepheline Syenite Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Statistics

The Asia Pacific feldspar and nepheline syenite market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the favorable growth of end-user industries including ceramic, glass, automobile, and paint industries in the region, backed by the rising investment by key market players mainly in emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil, and Japan. For instance, China’s exports of ceramic products increased to USD 236 billion in August from 230 billion in July 2022. The increasing production of advanced ceramic products to protect ancient art and monuments and growing utilization in households are also estimated to propel the market growth. Also, people prefer ceramic products as they are eco-friendly and help to prevent the use of plastic at restaurants and hotels. Most hotels these days use ceramic plates and bowls to serve food, especially in Asian countries as it is a traditional way. Additionally, it is believed that pickles and any food items will stay longer when stored in ceramic vessels.

North American Market Forecast   

Further, the North American region is estimated to share the second largest market share during the forecast period. The increasing migrants, adoption of different cultures among people, and presence of nepheline deposits in the U.S. is expected to contribute to the market growth. The availability of key players and prominent production sectors is also estimated to drive the market growth as per the market analysis. The U.S. imported value of tiles was estimated to rise by more than 20% in the year 2021 reaching a value of USD 3 billion.

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Companies Dominating the Feldspar and Nepheline Syenite Landscape

    • SCR-Sibelco NV
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • I-Minerals Inc.
    • The QUARTZ Corp.
    • Covia Holdings LLC
    • Anglo Pacific Minerals (APM)
    • Imerys
    • Pacer Minerals, LLC
    • ArrMaz Products Inc.
    • Minerali Industriali S.r.l.
    • FINETON Industrial Minerals Limited


In The News

  • SCR-Sibelco NV - Sibelco announced the launch of a new glass recycling plant in San Cesario sul Panaro, Modena (Italy). This new plant was an addition to Sibelco’s glass recycling business which will support Sibelco to maintain its leadership in Italy.

  • Minerali Industriali S.r.l. - acquired the Sassuolo company Manfredini e Schianchi which is under the direction of Minerali Industriali through the Green Tech Engineering vehicle, will contribute significant expertise in the area of plants for the processing of soft raw materials and dry grinding of ceramic mixtures to the group.


Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 4574
  • Published Date: Feb 27, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing usage of glass and the booming construction sector are the main factors driving the growth of the feldspar and nepheline syenite market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033.

Increasing environmental concerns regarding plastic usage and the growing recycling of glass products are anticipated to restrain the market growth.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are SCR-Sibelco NV, I-Minerals Inc., The QUARTZ Corp., Covia Holdings LLC, Anglo Pacific Minerals (APM), Imerys, Pacer Minerals, LLC, ArrMaz Products Inc., Minerali Industriali S.r.l., FINETON Industrial Minerals Limited.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by type, application, functional fillers, and by region.

The glass segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.
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