Perlite Market Growth, Share, Size and Analysis by 2031

Perlite Market Size and Forecasts (2021 - 2031), Global and Regional Share, Trend, and Growth Opportunity Analysis By Material (Crude and Expanded), Grade (Fine and Coarse), and Application (Construction, Horticulture, Industrial, and Others)

  • Report Code : TIPRE00002803
  • Category : Chemicals and Materials
  • Status : Upcoming
  • No. of Pages : 150
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Analyst Perspective 

The global perlite market is estimated to register a CAGR of 6.1%. The perlite market is anticipated to experience growth in the forecasted period due to rising utilization from the agricultural and construction sectors. Perlites are also used for potting mixes and hydroponics, a major growth-driven factor influencing the perlite market. However, fluctuations in the price of raw materials, environmental concerns, and competition from alternatives are major challenging factors influencing perlite's market growth. Sustainable production by addressing environmental concerns is considered a growth opportunity for perlite's market growth. Due to its distinctive properties and diverse applications, the perlite market is expected to grow in a forecasted period.

Market Overview

Perlite is a mineral extracted through mining employing ripping and blasting techniques. Perlite boasts various features, including thermal and acoustic insulation, elasticity, fire resistance, thermal and mechanical stability, high permeability, significant absorption capacity, eco-friendliness, and its role as a matting agent. The rising demand for lightweight building materials from the global construction industry has aided the perlite market growth in the past few years. Perlite is significantly utilized in the construction industry to produce tiles, roof insulation, refractory bricks, fire insulation products, and heat-resistant concrete. Perlite is extensively used in several end-use applications, such as the agricultural sector, construction, industrial filtration, and cryogenic insulation.  Rapid industrialization and urbanization have prompted the governments of several countries to invest in the infrastructure development and building & construction sector. The demand for perlite is on the rise globally, driven by the growing construction activities in emerging countries, both in the residential and commercial sectors.

Market Drivers

  • The construction industry constitutes the primary consumer of perlite, with its widespread utilization driven by the material's durable, lightweight, and efficient characteristics. This is expected to propel market growth in the foreseeable future.
  •  Perlite's affordability and density are more useful in the construction industry, including insulation, ceiling tiles, concrete motors, and lightweight plasters.
  • Growing urban farming trends and awareness of sustainable agricultural practices boost market demand.
  • Perlite's high surface area and absorbent nature are used in filtration media, cryogenics, and as a carrier for catalysts and pesticides.

Market Segmentation

The global perlite market is segmented based on material, grade, and application. Based on material, the market is segmented into crude and expanded. Based on grade, the market is segmented, fine, and coarse. Based on application, the market is segmented into construction, horticulture, industrial, and others.

Regional Analysis

The report provides a detailed industry overview, which includes qualitative and quantitative information. It gives information on an overview and forecast of the global perlite market based on several segments. It also provides market size and forecast estimates from 2020 to 2030 concerning five major regions: Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA) and South & Central America. The Perlite market by region is also sub-segmented by respective countries and segments. The Perlite market report covers an analysis and forecast of 18 countries globally and the prevailing trends and opportunities in the region.

The report analyses factors affecting the perlite market from both the demand and supply side. Furthermore, it evaluates market dynamics during the forecast period, i.e., drivers, challenges, opportunities, and future trends. The report also provides an extensive Porter's Five Forces analysis highlighting factors affecting the perlite market in these regions.

Key Players

The reports cover vital organic and inorganic growth strategy developments in the perlite market. Various companies concentrate on organic growth strategies such as product launches, approvals, patents, and others. Inorganic growth strategies activities observed in the market were partnerships & collaborations acquisitions. These activities have paved the way for the development of the business and customer base of market players. The market players in the Perlite market are expected to have lucrative growth opportunities with the increasing demand for construction in the global market.

The report includes key companies' profiles, SWOT analysis, and Perlite market strategies. The report also focuses on leading market players with information including components and services offered, company profiles,  financial information for the last three years, and critical development in the past five years.

Below is a list of companies engaged in the perlite market.

  • Imersys SA
  • Cornerstone Industrial Minerals Corporation
  • Perlite-Hellas
  • Aegean Perlites SA
  • Supreme Perlite Company
  • The Schundler Company
  • Silbrico Corporation
  • EP Minerals, LLC
  • Perlite Canada, Inc.
  • Bergama Mining Construction Machinery Perlite Industry & Trade Inc.

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The List of Companies

1. Imerys
2. Keltech Energies Ltd.
3. Dupré Minerals Limited
4. Amol Minechem Ltd.
5. Supreme Perlite
6. Midwest Perlite
7. Carolina Perlite Company
8. Aztec Perlite Company, Inc.
9. Perlite Canada
10. RS Minerals Ltd
11. Applied Minerals Ltd
13. Whittemore Company
15. Profiltra B.V.
16. Knauf Performance Materials GmbH
17. The Schundler Company
18. Blue Pacific Minerals Ltd.
19. Amol Dicalite
20.Winkelmann Mineraria Srl

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  1. Data Collection and Secondary Research:

As a market research and consulting firm operating from a decade, we have published many reports and advised several clients across the globe. First step for any study will start with an assessment of currently available data and insights from existing reports. Further, historical and current market information is collected from Investor Presentations, Annual Reports, SEC Filings, etc., and other information related to company’s performance and market positioning are gathered from Paid Databases (Factiva, Hoovers, and Reuters) and various other publications available in public domain.

Several associations trade associates, technical forums, institutes, societies and organizations are accessed to gain technical as well as market related insights through their publications such as research papers, blogs and press releases related to the studies are referred to get cues about the market. Further, white papers, journals, magazines, and other news articles published in the last 3 years are scrutinized and analyzed to understand the current market trends.

  1. Primary Research:

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Primary research involves email interactions and telephone interviews for each market, category, segment, and sub-segment across geographies. The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to:

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Research Methodology

Once we receive the confirmation from primary research sources or primary respondents, we finalize the base year market estimation and forecast the data as per the macroeconomic and microeconomic factors assessed during data collection.

  1. Data Analysis:

Once data is validated through both secondary as well as primary respondents, we finalize the market estimations by hypothesis formulation and factor analysis at regional and country level.

  • 3.1 Macro-Economic Factor Analysis:

We analyse macroeconomic indicators such the gross domestic product (GDP), increase in the demand for goods and services across industries, technological advancement, regional economic growth, governmental policies, the influence of COVID-19, PEST analysis, and other aspects. This analysis aids in setting benchmarks for various nations/regions and approximating market splits. Additionally, the general trend of the aforementioned components aid in determining the market's development possibilities.

  • 3.2 Country Level Data:

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  • 3.3 Company Profile:

The “Table of Contents” is formulated by listing and analyzing more than 25 - 30 companies operating in the market ecosystem across geographies. However, we profile only 10 companies as a standard practice in our syndicate reports. These 10 companies comprise leading, emerging, and regional players. Nonetheless, our analysis is not restricted to the 10 listed companies, we also analyze other companies present in the market to develop a holistic view and understand the prevailing trends. The “Company Profiles” section in the report covers key facts, business description, products & services, financial information, SWOT analysis, and key developments. The financial information presented is extracted from the annual reports and official documents of the publicly listed companies. Upon collecting the information for the sections of respective companies, we verify them via various primary sources and then compile the data in respective company profiles. The company level information helps us in deriving the base number as well as in forecasting the market size.

  • 3.4 Developing Base Number:

Aggregation of sales statistics (2020-2022) and macro-economic factor, and other secondary and primary research insights are utilized to arrive at base number and related market shares for 2022. The data gaps are identified in this step and relevant market data is analyzed, collected from paid primary interviews or databases. On finalizing the base year market size, forecasts are developed on the basis of macro-economic, industry and market growth factors and company level analysis.

  1. Data Triangulation and Final Review:

The market findings and base year market size calculations are validated from supply as well as demand side. Demand side validations are based on macro-economic factor analysis and benchmarks for respective regions and countries. In case of supply side validations, revenues of major companies are estimated (in case not available) based on industry benchmark, approximate number of employees, product portfolio, and primary interviews revenues are gathered. Further revenue from target product/service segment is assessed to avoid overshooting of market statistics. In case of heavy deviations between supply and demand side values, all thes steps are repeated to achieve synchronization.

We follow an iterative model, wherein we share our research findings with Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) and Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) until consensus view of the market is not formulated – this model negates any drastic deviation in the opinions of experts. Only validated and universally acceptable research findings are quoted in our reports.

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