Industrial Minerals / Gypsum and Anhydrite: Global Industry Markets and Outlook, 10th edition 2009
- 1. Summary
- 2. Occurrence and reserves of gypsum
- 3. Mining and processing of natural gypsum and anhydrite
- 4. Production of natural gypsum and anhydrite by region
- 5. World production of synthetic gypsum
- 6. Recycling of gypsum
- 7. Production of gypsum and anhydrite by country and company
- 8. International trade in gypsum and anhydrite
- 9. Consumption and markets for gypsum and anhydrite
- 10. Market for gypsum and anhydrite in cement
- 11. Market for gypsum and anhydrite in plasterboard and plasters
- 12. Market for gypsum and anhydrite in agriculture
- 13. Market for gypsum and anhydrite in fillers and pigments
- 14. Market for gypsum and anhydrite in floor screed
- 15. Other markets for gypsum and anhydrite
- 16. Prices of gypsum and anhydrite
Gypsum and Anhydrite: Global Industry Markets and Outlook, 10th edition 2009
Demand for gypsum is closely linked to general economic activity due to its use in construction in plasterboard, plasters and cement. Overall, world consumption of gypsum dropped 4% between 2006 and 2008, a total reduction of 8Mt, as a result of the global financial crisis and associated recession. Plasterboard and cement production are expected to take at least 2-3 years to regain the 2006 peak levels, but full economic recovery will see growth rates of between 4 and 7%py for cement and plasterboard respectively. Global consumption of gypsum could reach over 300Mt by 2015, from 216Mt in 2008. Although natural gypsum still dominates the market, use of synthetic gypsum has grown rapidly during the past decade in particular. Three factors are responsible for this major shift in the market; stricter environmental regulations at coal-fired stations resulting in increased output of FGD gypsum, the high cost of environmental measures and resistance to accumulation of waste motivating power companies to sell usable waste products, and the low cost of FGD gypsum compared to natural gypsum. In the future, increased use of FGD and other suitable waste gypsum materials is assured for manufacture of plasterboard, plaster, cement and other materials.
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