The U.S. takes a 10% share (based on USD) of global ground or treated mineral and earth imports, which put it in second place, following Germany (13%) and ahead of Japan (8%). In 2015, U.S. ground or treated mineral and earth imports totaled 429 million USD, which was 7 million USD (2%) less than the year before.
From 2007 to 2015, U.S. ground or treated mineral and earth imports displayed fluctuating values. An abrupt fall in 2009 switched to a spike over the next two years, until imports plunged again in 2012. After another drop in the following year, imports stabilized through to 2015.
In 2011, U.S. ground or treated mineral and earth imports overcame the pre-recession imports level of 2008. However, after a fall over 2012-2013, imports languished at the level only slightly above their pre-recession peak.
Despite imports not being expected to show notable growth, the U.S. continues to be one of the biggest markets for global exporters.
China was the main supplier of ground or treated minerals and earth into the U.S., with a 33% share of total U.S. imports in 2015, based on USD. It was distantly followed by Canada (18%) and Brazil (13%). Brazil was the fastest growing supplier (+35.2% per year) from 2007 to 2015, while the import from Canada grew by +6.1% per year. Over the last five years, imports from China returned to their outset level from the peak of 2011. Brazil strengthened its position in the U.S. import structure by +11 percentage points from 2007 to 2015, while China lost -15 percentage points, and Canada maintained a relatively stable share over the same period.
From 2007 to 2015, the U.S. was a net importer of ground or treated minerals and earth. Moreover, imports grew faster than exports on average over the period under review. Net US imports of ground or treated minerals and earth experienced strong fluctuations over the period under review, which resulted into a small trade deficit of 139 million USD in 2015.
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Countries coverage: the U.S.
- Market size;
- Domestic production, value of shipments;
- Key market players and their profiles;
- Exports, imports and trade balance;
- Import and export prices;
- Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term;
- Key industry statistics;
- Life cycle of the industry;
- Number of establishments and their locations;
- Employment data;
- Industry productivity.
Product coverage: Treated minerals and earths
Companies mentioned: Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation, Minerals Technologies, Superior Graphite Co., Cormetech, Edw. C. Levy Co., Premier Magnesia, The R J Marshall Company, Prince Minerals, Former Big River Shell Co., Kamin, Desiccare, Specialty Granules, Foundation Service Corp., Redmond Minerals, United Minerals and Properties, Norlite Corporation, Bentonite Performance Minerals, Burgess Pigment Co., Wacker Polysilicon North America, International Mill Service, Envirosource, D. J. McQuestion & Sons, Imerys Talc America, Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties, The Asbury Graphite Mills, Oil-Dri Corporation of Georgia, Beelman Slag Sales, Mill Services Corp., Mersen USA Bay City-MI.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.1 REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2 REPORT STRUCTURE
1.3 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2.1 KEY FINDINGS
2.2 MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW
3.1 MARKET VALUE
3.2 TRADE BALANCE
3.3 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
3.4 MARKET FORECAST TO 2020
4. DOMESTIC PRODUCTION
4.1 PRODUCTION IN 2008-2015
4.2 PRODUCTION BY STATE
4.3 PRODUCER PRICES
5.1 IMPORTS IN 2007-2015
5.2 IMPORTS BY TYPE
5.3 IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
5.4 IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
6.1 EXPORTS IN 2007-2015
6.2 EXPORTS BY TYPE
6.3 EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
6.4 EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
7. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
7.1 INDUSTRY SNAPSHOTS
7.2 INDUSTRY LIFE CYCLE
7.3 BUSINESS LOCATIONS
7.5 ANNUAL PAYROLL
7.6 INDUSTRY PRODUCTIVITY
7.7 ESTABLISHMENT SIZE AND LEGAL FORM
8. COMPANY PROFILES