Pyrophyllite Market Size & Share, by Type (Pyrophyllite Natural, Pyrophyllite Ceramit 10, Pyrophyllite Ceramit 14), Application (Refractories & Foundry, Ceramics, Fillers); End-User (Pulp & Paper, Textile, Paints, Pharmaceutical)-Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

  • Report ID: 5910
  • Published Date: Mar 22, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024 - 2036

Pyrophyllite Market size is anticipated to surpass USD 210 Million by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of pyrophyllite was USD 102 Million. Pyrophyllite is majorly used in the ceramics sector and the huge demand for paint and ceramics leads to the growth of the market. For instance, a report published in 2022 states the total volume of ceramic tiles produced globally is estimated at around 17 billion square meters.

Ceramics are rapidly getting consumed in refactory and foundry as it is affordable and can be converted into mullite under high temperature that is believed to fuel the pyrophyllite market growth of pyrophyllite. It also helps in reducing caustic outcomes of oxides inherent in refractory materials.

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Pyrophyllite Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rapid Growth in Construction activities: The government has taken various initiatives worldwide to grow the infrastructure activities at a rapid pace. Growth in the construction sector is taking place due to the urbanization rate across different countries including Japan, India & Indonesia. This population growth has increased the need for construction and infrastructure development activities. Moreover, the requirement for pyrophyllite while establishing new buildings has led to the growth of the pyrophyllite market as it supports construction and development endeavors. The widespread increase in the construction sector for pyrophyllite minerals has led to growth in demand for underground mining. For instance, a report published in 2023, states that the economic value of the construction industry across the world was estimated at around USD 10 Trillion in 2022 when the gross output was measured. The construction industry shows 13% of the global gross domestic product which gives employment to around 7% of the global working-age population. 
  • Huge Investments in Ceramic Industry: Ceramics is majorly used in construction and automotive industries due to its properties including toughness, hardness, electrical resistance, and chemically inert nature. According to a report published in 2022, the global market value of ceramics was estimated to be around USD 300 Billion. Due to rising demand, the import and export of the ceramics industry has progressively increased. Moreover, using pyrophyllite as a raw material in the ceramics industry has properties like controlling firing temperature, lowering thermal expansion, and improving thermal shock resistance. Additionally, the final derived product includes a high degree of vitrification and provides great resistance.


  • High-grade pyrophyllite is available in very low quantities which has resulted in finding different options to switch it. Additionally, low-grade pyrophyllite is available but due to the presence of several impurities in the composition, it acts as a limiting factor while use which can hinder the pyrophyllite market growth of pyrophyllite.
  • Workers employed in mining pyrophyllite are facing several serious health issues.
  • Mining pyrophyllite can harm the environment, lead to habitat destruction of animals, and can disturb the ecosystem. This results in ecological imbalances.

Pyrophyllite Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 102 Million

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 210 Million

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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Pyrophyllite Segmentation

Type (Pyrophyllite Natural, Pyrophyllite Ceramit 10, Pyrophyllite Ceramit 14)

The pyrophyllite ceramit 14 segment is predicted to account for 45% share of the global pyrophyllite market by 2036. The segment growth can be attributed to the reduction in corrosion and the convenience of polishing the surface. It’s also known as a machinable mineral and a type of pyrophyllite that is coated with cerium oxide which reduces the chances of oxidation and can be easily polished. The temperature range while working varies from 1250 to 10000 degrees Celsius. It can show electrical properties in humid conditions.

Application (Refractories & Foundry, Ceramics, Fillers)

The refractories and foundry segment is predicted to account for 39% share of the global pyrophyllite market by 2036. The segment growth can be attributed to the rapid increase in investment by the private sector. Pyrophyllite can be converted into mullite under high temperatures (around 1800 degrees Celsius) which makes it fit to use in refractory materials that are cost-effective and can tolerate high temperatures. Refractory materials can avoid oxidation and other problems induced by different metals, making them suitable for long-term use.

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


  • Pyrophyllite Natural
  • Pyrophyllite Ceramit 10
  • Pyrophyllite Ceramit 14


  • Refractories & Foundry
  • Ceramics
  • Fillers


  • Pulp & Paper
  • Textile
  • Paints
  • Pharmaceutical

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Pyrophyllite Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

Asia Pacific region is anticipated to hold the largest with a share of about 34% by the end of 2036. The pyrophyllite market growth in the region is also expected on account of an increase in manufacturing activities and growth in investments by the foreign sector. Asia Pacific is the leading producer of pyrophyllite which has various applications including the paint and paper industry, used as a carrier of fertilizer agriculture sector by increasing the ability of soil to hold nutrients and reduce the leaching process. For instance, a sustainability report was published by Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPG) company in 2020 which states that it has invested USD 13 million in Jiading, China coatings and paint facility which also includes 8 recently made powder coating production lines and an amplified powder coatings technology center that is going to elaborate PPG’s research and development abilities. Investments made by foreign traders are fueling the regional growth of pyrophyllite.

North American Market Analysis

North America pyrophyllite market is predicted to be the second largest, registering a share of about 25% by the end of 2036. expand the fastest during the forecast period. The market’s expansion in the region can be attributed majorly to the growing use of the latest ceramics in the electrical, electronic, and automotive industries. For instance, the United States exported ceramic products gained around USD 3 billion in 2022, and became the sixth largest producer of ceramic products in the world. Moreover, pyrophyllite is an adaptable mineral that has various vital applications in the ceramics industry. It is majorly used as a cost-effective replacement for kaolin clay and talc minerals. In addition, they are mostly used in sanitary ware, pottery, bricks, automobiles, and aerospace industries, which are estimated to grow rapidly resulting in a high production rate.

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Companies Dominating the Pyrophyllite Landscape

    • Anand Talc
      • Company Overview
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      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Vanderbilt Holding Company Inc.
    • Mohawk Industries, Inc.
    • Somany Ceramics
    • Cersanit SA
    • Victoria PLC
    • Kale PW
    • Saudi Ceramics
    • Orient Bell
    • Interceramic


In The News

  • Mohawk Industries, leading manufacturer of flooring in America has announced that they have made an agreement with Vitromex ceramic tile business to purchase their unit in around USD 293 million in cash. Viromex was founded in 1967 and have four manufacturing units located within Mexico. After the settlement between Mohak’s latest operations going on in Mexico with Vitromex, the expansion has elaborated the efficiency of manufacturing units, their logistics capabilities and customer base. Vitromex has already constructed a leading position in the Mexican ceramic tile market having a wide distribution network offering products which includes glazed ceramic, porcelain, mosaics and decorative tiles.


  •  Vanderbilt Holding Company Inc. announced that​ ​Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC​ was distributing​ ​Tecnoflon​ fluoroelastomers (FKM) and perfluoroelastomers (PFR FFKM) in North America. The company was founded in 1916. As an experienced distributor, Vanderbilt Chemicals is an experienced distributor which has extended Solvay’s outreach to customers, by providing them extra opportunities to gain expert guidance and technical knowledge on fluorine-based elastomeric materials. Moreover, Vanderbilt is at a position which ensures fast turnaround times on orders. 
  • Nittetsu Mining Co. Ltd., started construction works of Arqueros copper mine in Chile. It has complete rights to the low grade of copper concentrates found in the Arqueros Copper mine. After the completion of the construction, the Arqueros copper mine and Atacama Kozan copper mine (ownership Nittetsu 60% and Errázuriz Group 40%), anticipated to contribute to the sustainable growth of Nittetsu's Metallic Minerals Division. Nittetsu group in 2011 began inspecting the Arqueros mining concessions which are approximately 50 km in the â…£ region of Chile and accomplished 80% of the shares of concession-owning Compañía Minera Arqueros S.A. in October.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 5910
  • Published Date: Mar 22, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Huge demand for paint and ceramics and rapid growth in construction sector are the major factors driving the growth of the pyrophyllite market.

The market size of pyrophyllite is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Vanderbilt Holding Company Inc., Mohawk Industries, Inc., Somany Ceramics, Cersanit SA, Victoria PLC, Kale PW, Saudi Ceramics, Orient Bell, Interceramic, Anand Talc and others.

The Pyrophyllite Ceramit 14 segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the Asia pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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