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Barite Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis Report by Grade (Upto Grade 3.9, Grade 4.0, Grade 4.1, Grade 4.2, Grade 4.3, Grades above 4.3), Color (White & off white, Grey, Brown) and Application (Oil & Gas drilling, Paints & coatings, Healthcare, Rubber & plastics, Textiles, Adhesives), Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017 – 2024

  • Report ID: GMI1328
  • Published Date: Jul 2017
  • Report Format: PDF

Barite Market Size

Barite Market size recorded USD 2.2 billion in 2016 and is likely to witness 6% CAGR from 2017 to 2024 owing to its increasing applications in the healthcare industry over the forecast period.

Barite is largely used in various medical devices owing to its ability to absorb X-rays and gamma rays. Some other medical applications of product include usage for filling and fixing of plaster. The healthcare industry is growing across the world at an unprecedented rate. It is due to the increasing investment in the industry, growing access of healthcare to a larger population and advancement in various medical fields.

Barite Market Outlook

The limited resources coupled with increased cost related to its transportation is likely to hinder barite market trends in the coming years. Moreover, the product extraction is economic only in China, due to cheap mining cost in the country. The product demand also faces challenges owing to the presence of a number of its substitutes, such as ilmenite, galena, hematite etc. which are more economical and provide a reduction in application’s operational cost. However, these substitutes are not widely used and currently, the product ensures to be the favored article of trade for this application as long as barite production remains robust.

Barite Market Analysis

Barite is generally found in colorless as well as colored forms. Its identification is done on the basis of specific gravity and hardness. The various product grades are decided on the presence of barite and other constituents. Grade 4.3 is likely to grow at over a 6% CAGR through 2024 owing to its applications in swiftly growing rubber & tire, healthcare, and paints & coatings industry. Grade 4.3 includes over 95% barite and its other applications include, television and computer monitors, radiation shielding, sound-proofing material in automobiles; traffic cones; brake linings, etc.

High-grade barite such as 4.3 and higher are always in high demand due to their purity of content and better hardness. However, they are generally found as sedimentary deposits on the surface of oceanic plates. The high-grade barites control the paleotemperature range of oceanic crust. The operational cost and difficulty in extraction result in lower availability of high-grade barite in the market.

Grade 4.0 is extensively used as a sizing agent, in the textiles industry. Additionally, it is also used as a surface smear for photographic and calendared paper. The market dynamics of applications such as oil & drilling is likely to impact the barite market growth over the forecast timeframe.

Barite is colorless or white mineral, often tinged with yellow, red, brown or blue. Its color segment is divided into white & off-white, grey, brown and others. The varied color range of products is utilized in a number of respective suitable applications. The brown barite is likely to grow notably on account of its use as a density filler in rubber, paper and plastic production. The growing demand for automotive, especially electric vehicles in Europe is likely to influence the brown barite use in tire production for these new vehicles in the coming years.

Barite is available in other colors such as orange, yellow, blue, red, etc. which are used in a number of applications such as textile, Adhesives, Paints & Coatings and Pharmaceuticals. The continual growth in these industries is likely to affect the product growth over the forecast period.

Barite Market by Application

Adhesives application segment is expected to grow at a CAGR close to 5.5% through 2024 due to the growing demand for adhesives in paper and packaging, industrial manufacturing, electrical and electronics, construction, dentistry, etc. The use of industrial adhesives in varied industries of the growing Asia Pacific is likely to govern the barite usage. On the other hand, the textile industry is growing at a steady pace in countries such as Brazil, India, the U.S., and China. Barite use in the textile industry is projected to grow as the sector grows in the coming years.

Middle East is the fastest emerging segment and is awaited to grow at a CAGR of over 7% through 2024 due to the oil-based economies of these countries; the oil & drilling industry size is enormous in the region. It is likely to drive the growth of barite market into the highest order in the coming future. Even though the European economy is converting to renewable-based resources, the oil will still be needed for the growth of the economic engine of Asia Pacific.

Use of barite as a weighting agent in oil & drilling forms an important part in oil extraction technology, which signifies the growing market share of the application in the market. As the oil is discovered in regions other than the Middle East, the product demand is anticipated to grow consistently in those regions, over the forecast period.

Barite Market Share

Major players present in the barite industry contributors are:

  • Deutsche Baryt Industrie
  • New Riverside Ochre Company, Inc
  • Halliburto
  • CIMBAR Performance Minerals
  • Spectrum Chemical Manufacturing Corporation
  • Anglo Pacific Minerals
  • Excalibar Minerals LLC

These major players hold over 55% share in the global barite production making it a consolidated market.

Industry Background

Barite is an industrial mineral found in a limited quantity in nature. It is available in number of colors, such as white, blue, brown, grey or even in colorless state. It is classified on the basis of its specific gravity, available colors, and applications. Abundant product deposits are located in countries such as Spain, China, Australia, the U.S., the U.K. and Morocco. The product is also identified by other names, mainly, barite, heavy spar and desert rose.

The barite market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in kilo tons and revenue in USD million from 2013 to 2024, for the following segments:

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By Grade

  • Upto grade3.9
  • Grade 4.0
  • Grade 4.1
  • Grade 4.2
  • Grade 4.3
  • Grade above 4.3

By Color

  • White & off-white
  • Grey
  • Brown
  • Others

By Application

  • Oil & drilling
  • Paints & coatings
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Rubber & plastics
  • Textiles
  • Adhesives
  • Others

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • GCC


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Barite market size is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 6% through 2024 owing to rising application across healthcare sector.

Grade 4.3 segment in barite market will observe a CAGR of over 6% through 2024 owing to its applications in rubber & tire, healthcare, and paints & coatings industry.

The overall market revenue from adhesives application will grow at a CAGR of around 5.5% through 2024 with the elevating product demand in paper & packaging, industrial manufacturing, electrical & electronics, etc.

Middle East barite market will witness a CAGR of over 7% through 2024 with the rising product demand from the regional oil & drilling sector.

Major players present in barite industry are Deutsche Baryt Industrie, New Riverside Ochre Company, Inc., Halliburton, CIMBAR Performance Minerals, Spectrum Chemical Manufacturing Corporation, etc.

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  • Base Year: 2016
  • Companies covered: 14
  • Tables & Figures: 233
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