Bentonite Market Analysis by Product Type (Sodium, Calcium, and Others); by Distribution Channel (Direct Company Sales, Distributors & Dealers/Retailers, and Direct Import); by Application (Pet Litter, Foundry Molding Sands, Civil Engineering, Iron Ore Pelletizing, Drilling Fluids, Oil Absorbents, and Others) and by End User (Animal Care, Construction, Oil & Gas, Paper & Pulp, Food & Beverages, Personal Care/Cosmetics and Others)-Global Supply & Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2010-2026

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 Global Bentonite Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2010 - 2026

The global bentonite market is estimated to garner a revenue of USD 5966.1   Million by the end of 2026 by growing at a CAGR of 3.6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2026. Further, the market generated a revenue of USD 4210.1 Million in the year 2010. Bentonite is used in personal care products namely, beauty face masks, toothpaste, baby powder and others. In 2020, nearly 100 million Americans used baby powder. Therefore, increased usage of personal care products is expected to boost the market growth.





Rising amount of waste material led to accumulation of the waste in landfills. Sodium bentonite is highly used for the management of waste in landfills. Thus, accumulation of waste is to drive the market growth. Since past decade, waste generation in India has reached around 62 million tonnes each year and out of it about 28% waste is treated, rest of it goes to landfills. Furthermore, increased organic farming and water treatment is also anticipated to augment the growth of bentonite market.

Global Bentonite Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Surge in Architectural and Infrastructural Activities

Construction of building, offices and private homes are incessantly increasing. The rising population and its necessity to build more and more infrastructure for their facilities is leading to the rise of construction. According to the United Nation Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the world’s population is expected to increase more than 1 billion in next 13 years and to grow further to 9.8 billion in 2050.

  • Increased Usage of Bentonite in Toothpaste, Baby Products and Face Masks

Bentonite has an anti- inflammation property and thus highly used in personal care products. Accelerated need of population for the cosmetic products is to boost its market growth. By 2025, around 1300 million people are to become user of personal care products.

  • Growth of Organic Farming

Bentonite is a great adsorbent product, when mixed with limestone, it can absorb up-to 80% of impurities. Expansion of organic farming followed by rising need to purify water by treatment is expected to drive the market growth. The global organic production land amounted to nearly 75 million hectares.

  • Escalation in Awareness of Waste Decomposition

Waste has become a synonym of population. With the increase in population, their needs increase and the waste produce while sufficing those need also increases. In 2018, approximately 147 million tons of municipal solid waste was dumped in landfills.

  • Growth Usage Bentonite in Iron Pellets

Pellet should have high strength and uniform granularity. Bentonite has a strong hygroscopicity, Bentonite has capability of absorbing water by as much as 8-15 times its dry mass. Therefore, it works as an excellent pellet binder, it provides required strength to dry and roasted pellet.


  • Restricted Availability of Bentonite

  • Bentonite Causing Harmful Effect on Human, Animal and Plant Health

  • Bentonite high swelling property make it inefficient for preventing hydration

Bentonite imposes serious threats to health, as it contains high percentage of lead, which might attack nervous system, immune system and nephrons. Some variety of bentonite have also founded with some amount of crystalline silica, which is an active carcinogen and likely to attack respiratory system. These health hazardous impact of bentonite is expected to hamper its market growth.

The global bentonite market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by end user into animal care, construction, oil & gas, paper & pulp, food & beverages, personal care/cosmetics and others. Among these, the construction segment is anticipated to hold the largest market share by the end of 2026, by registering the largest revenue of USD 3937.6 Million in the same year. The growth of the segment can majorly be attributed to the amazing swelling properties of bentonite, that makes it an essential material for construction purposes. Bentonite swells up-to 100% in just 12 hours and it has liquid limit of about 300%-450%.

Global Bentonite Market Regional Synopsis

Regionally, the global bentonite market is studied into major countries including Germany, India, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, Netherlands, Turkey, Greece, Belgium, and Others. Amongst these markets, the market in Germany is projected to hold the second-largest market share by the end of 2031 of USD 179.5 Million. In the year 2010, Germany generated a revenue of USD 134.8 Million, and the market for bentonite in the nation is substantially growing owing to increased usage of bentonite slurry in construction areas since, constructional activities are dynamically boosting. In 2021, nearly 2,50,000 building permits were approved for construction in Germany.

Market Segmentation

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

By Product Type

  • Sodium

  • Calcium

  • Others

By Distribution Channel

  • Direct Company Sales

  • Distributors

  •  Dealers/Retailers

  • Direct Import

By Application

  • Pet Litter

  • Foundry Molding Sands

  • Civil Engineering

  •  Iron Ore Pelletizing

  • Drilling Fluids

  • Oil Absorbents

  • Others

By End User

  • Animal Care

  • Construction

  • Oil & Gas

  • Paper & Pulp

  • Food & Beverages

  • Personal Care/Cosmetics

  • Others


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Key Companies Dominating the Global Bentonite Market

Our report has covered detailed company profiling comprising company overview, business strategies, key product offerings, financial performance, key performance indicators, risk analysis, recent developments, regional presence, and SWOT analysis among other notable indicators for competitive positioning. Some of the prominent industry leaders in the global bentonite market that are included in our report are Imerys S.A., Clariant AG, Minerals Technologies Inc., Stephan Schmidt Group, Bentonit Company Limitied, AromaChimie, Kemira OYJ, ilbe Mineral, Tolsa, Pacific Bentonite Ltd., Black Hills Bentonite, LLC., Wyo-Ben Inc., Ashapura Minechem Limited, Cimbar Performance Minerals and others.

Global Bentonite Market: Latest Developments

  • April, 2021: Cimbar Performance Minerals has announced the acquisition Barite and Alumina Trihydrate manufacturing assets of TOR Minerals International. Inc.,

  • July, 2021: Minerals Technologies, Inc., announces the acquisition of dominating supplier of pet care product company, Normerica, Inc., this acquisition of Normerica is to grow gradually to MTI’s earnings per share in 2021.

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The report further discusses the market opportunity, compound annual growth rate (CAGR) growth rate, competition, new technology innovations, market players analysis, government guidelines, export and import (EXIM) analysis, historical revenues, future forecasts etc. in the following regions and/or countries:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market Size, Y-O-Y Growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market Size, Y-O-Y Growth & Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
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1.      Market Definition

1.1.  Market Definition

1.2.Market Segmentation

2.     Assumptions and Acronyms

3.     Research Methodology

3.1.  Research Process

3.2.                     Primary Research

3.3.                     Secondary Research

4.    Executive Summary- Global Bentonite Market

5.     Market Dynamics

5.1.  Drivers

5.2.                     Challenges

5.3.                     Trends

5.4.                     Opportunities

6.    Regulatory and Standards Landscape

7.     Industry Risk Analysis

8.    Impact of COVID-19 on Bentonite Market

9.    Key Analysis of Cost of Bentonite

10.            Patent Analysis

11.  Exim Analysis

12. Pricing Analysis of Bentonite

13. Industry Supply Chain Analysis

14.Competitive Structure

14.1.                  Market Share Analysis, 2021

14.2.                 Competitive Benchmarking

14.3.                 Competitive Positioning

14.4.                 Company Profiling of Players in Bentonite Market

14.4.1.                      Imerys S.A.    Detailed Overview  Assessment of Key Offering  Analysis of Growth Strategies  Exhaustive Analysis on Key Financial Indicators   Recent Developments

14.4.2.                     Clariant AG

14.4.3.                     Mineral Technologies Inc.

14.4.4.                     Stephan Schmidt Group

14.4.5.                     Aroma Chimie

14.4.6.                     Bentonit Company Limited

14.4.7.                     Kemira OYJ

14.4.8.                     ilbe Minerals

14.4.9.                     Tolsa SA

14.4.10.                Esan Her Hakkı Saklıdır

14.4.11.                  Pacific Bentonite Ltd.

14.4.12.                 Black Hills Bentonite

14.4.13.                 Wyo-Ben, Inc.

14.4.14.                 Ashapura Minechem Ltd.

14.4.15.                 CIMBAR Performance Mineral

15.  Global Bentonite Market

15.1.                  Market Overview

15.2.                 By Volume (Consumption), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

15.3.                 By Volume (Production), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

15.4.                 By Value (USD Million), (2010-2026 F)

15.5.                 Market Segmentation

15.5.1.                       Product Type    Sodium, 2010-1026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)   Calcium, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)   Others, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

15.5.2.                      Application   Pet Litter, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Foundry Molding Sands, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Civil Engineering, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Iron Ore Pelletizing, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Drilling Fluids, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Oil Absorbents, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Others, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

15.5.3.                      End User   Animal Care, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Construction, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Oil and Gas, 2010-2016F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Paper and Pulp, 2010-2016F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Food and Beverage, 2010-2016F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Personal Care/Cosmetics, 2010-2016F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Others, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

15.5.4.                      Distribution Channel   Direct Company Sales, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Distributors and Dealers/Retailers, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Direct Import, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

15.6.                  Country

15.6.1.                      Germany, 2010-2026 (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

15.6.2.                     India, 2010-2026 (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

15.6.3.                     France, 2010-2026 (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

15.6.4.                     Italy, 2010-2026 (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

15.6.5.                      United Kingdom, 2010-2026 (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

15.6.6.                     Spain, 2010-2026 (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

15.6.7.                      Russia, 2010-2026(USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

15.6.8.                     Netherlands, 2010-2026 (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

15.6.9.                     Turkey, 2010-2026 (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

15.6.10.                 Greece, 2010-2026 (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

15.6.11.                  Belgium, 2010-2026 (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

15.6.12.                 Others, 2010-2026 (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

16.Germany Bentonite Market

16.1.                  Market Overview

16.2.                 By Volume (Consumption), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

16.3.                 By Volume (Production), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

16.4.                 By Value (USD Million), (2010-2026 F)

16.5.                 Market Segmentation

16.5.1.                      Product Type    Sodium, 2010-1026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)   Calcium, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)   Others, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

16.5.2.                     Application   Pet Litter, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Foundry Molding Sands, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Civil Engineering, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons) Iron Ore Pelletizing, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Drilling Fluids, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons) Oil Absorbents, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Others, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

16.5.3.                     End User   Animal Care, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Construction, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Oil and Gas, 2010-2016F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons) Paper and Pulp, 2010-2016F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Food and Beverage, 2010-2016F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons) Personal Care/Cosmetics, 2010-2016F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)  Others, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

16.5.4.                     Distribution Channel   Direct Company Sales, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons) Distributors and Dealers/Retailers, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons) Direct Import, 2010-2026F (USD Million), (Thousand Tons)

17.  India Bentonite Market

17.1.                  Market Overview

17.2.                 By Volume (Consumption), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

17.3.                 By Volume (Production), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

17.4.                 By Value (USD Million), (2010-2026 F)

17.5.                  Market Segmentation

17.5.1.                       Product Type

17.5.2.                      Application

17.5.3.                      End User

17.5.4.                      Distribution Channel

18.            France Bentonite Market

18.1.                  Market Overview

18.2.                By Volume (Consumption), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

18.3.                By Volume (Production), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

18.4.                By Value (USD Million), (2010-2026 F)

18.5.                 Market Segmentation

18.5.1.                      Product Type

18.5.2.                     Application

18.5.3.                     End User

18.5.4.                     Distribution Channel

19. Italy Bentonite Market

19.1.                  Market Overview

19.2.                 By Volume (Consumption), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

19.3.                 By Volume (Production), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

19.4.                 By Value (USD Million), (2010-2026 F)

19.5.                 Market Segmentation

19.5.1.                      Product Type

19.5.2.                     Application

19.5.3.                     End User

19.5.4.                     Distribution Channel

20.           United Kingdom Bentonite Market

20.1.                Market Overview

20.2.               By Volume (Consumption), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

20.3.               By Volume (Production), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

20.4.               By Value (USD Million), (2010-2026 F)

20.5.               Market Segmentation

20.5.1.                     Product Type

20.5.2.                    Application

20.5.3.                    End User

20.5.4.                    Distribution Channel

21.  Spain Bentonite Market

21.1.                  Market Overview

21.2.                 By Volume (Consumption), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

21.3.                 By Volume (Production), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

21.4.                 By Value (USD Million), (2010-2026 F)

21.5.                 Market Segmentation

21.5.1.                       Product Type

21.5.2.                     Application

21.5.3.                     End User

21.5.4.                     Distribution Channel


22.           Russia Bentonite Market

22.1.                 Market Overview

22.2.                By Volume (Consumption), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

22.3.                By Volume (Production), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

22.4.                By Value (USD Million), (2010-2026 F)

22.5.                Market Segmentation

22.5.1.                     Product Type

22.5.2.                    Application

22.5.3.                    End User

22.5.4.                    Distribution Channel


23.           Netherlands Bentonite Market

23.1.                 Market Overview

23.2.                By Volume (Consumption), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

23.3.                By Volume (Production), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

23.4.                By Value (USD Million), (2010-2026 F)

23.5.                Market Segmentation

23.5.1.                     Product Type

23.5.2.                    Application

23.5.3.                    End User

23.5.4.                    Distribution Channel


24.           Turkey Bentonite Market

24.1.                 Market Overview

24.2.                By Volume (Consumption), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

24.3.                By Volume (Production), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

24.4.               By Value (USD Million), (2010-2026 F)

24.5.                Market Segmentation

24.5.1.                     Product Type

24.5.2.                    Application

24.5.3.                    End User

24.5.4.                    Distribution Channel


25.            Greece Bentonite Market

25.1.                 Market Overview

25.2.                By Volume (Consumption), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

25.3.                By Volume (Production), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

25.4.                By Value (USD Million), (2010-2026 F)

25.5.                Market Segmentation

25.5.1.                      Product Type

25.5.2.                    Application

25.5.3.                    End User

25.5.4.                    Distribution Channel


26.           Belgium Bentonite Market

26.1.                 Market Overview

26.2.                By Volume (Consumption), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

26.3.                By Volume (Production), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

26.4.               By Value (USD Million), (2010-2026 F)

26.5.                Market Segmentation

26.5.1.                     Product Type

26.5.2.                    Application

26.5.3.                    End User

26.5.4.                    Distribution Channel


27.            Others Bentonite Market

27.1.                 Market Overview

27.2.                By Volume (Consumption), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

27.3.                By Volume (Production), (Thousand Tons), (2010-2026F)

27.4.                By Value (USD Million), (2010-2026 F)

27.5.                Market Segmentation

27.5.1.                      Product Type

27.5.2.                     Application

27.5.3.                     End User

27.5.4.                     Distribution Channel




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  1. Imerys S.A.
  2. Clariant AG
  3. Minerals Technologies Inc.
  4. Stephan Schmidt Group
  5. Bentonit Company Limitied
  6. AromaChimie
  7. Kemira OYJ
  8. ilbe Mineral
  9. Tolsa
  10. Pacific Bentonite Ltd.
  11. Esan. Her Hakkı Saklıdır.
  12. Black Hills Bentonite LLC.
  13. Wyo-Ben Inc 
  14. Ashapura Minechem Limited
  15. Cimbar Performance Minerals 
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