APAC Bentonite Market Research Report - Segmentation By Product (Sodium Bentonite, Calcium Bentonite, Sulphur Bentonite, Others); Application (Foundry Sands, Cat Litters, Iron Ore Pelletizing, Refining, Drilling Muds, Sealer & Closing Borewell Holes, Others); End Use (Cosmetic Industry, Construction, Agriculture, Food and Beverage Industry, Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Others); Country (Japan, South Korea, China, India, Australia & New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) - Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact and Growth Analysis Report - Industry Forecast (2021 to 2026)

APAC Bentonite Market Size & Growth Rate Analysis (2021-2026)

The Asia-Pacific bentonite market is expected to reach 678 USD billion by 2026 with a CAGR of 9.1% during 2021-2026.

Market Segmentation 

The Asia-Pacific Bentonite market has been segmented and sub-segmented based on the product, application, and End-User.

APAC Bentonite - By Product

  • Sodium
  • Calcium
  • Sulfur
  • Other

The sodium bentonite product segment dominates the bentonite market in the Asia-Pacific region. The segment growth attributes to using sodium bentonite as binders, waterproofing materials, and high water absorption. 

Calcium bentonite is expected to witness quick growth in the APAC bentonite market growth. Factors like the growing deployment of products as an absorbent of ions in oils, fats, and other chemical solutions drive the market further. 

APAC Bentonite - By Application

  • Foundry sands
  • Cat litter
  • Iron ore pelletizing
  • Refining
  • Drilling muds
  • Civil engineering
  • Others

By application, foundry sands dominated the bentonite market in the Asia-Pacific region. The demand for bentonite in foundry sands is increasing for different applications like manhole covers, cast iron pans, and transmission housing. Foundry sand help in managing the mechanical shape of a mold making the surface waterproof. The above-mentioned factors help in boosting the bentonite market in the region.

APAC Bentonite - By End-User

  • Cosmetic Industry
  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Food and Beverage Industry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Automotive
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Others

The cosmetic industry segment is the largest end-user in the bentonite market. The construction end-user segment is estimated to have substantial growth in the bentonite market.




Market Size Available

2020 – 2026

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 – 2026

Segments Covered

By Product, Application, End Use, and Country

Regions Covered

Japan, South Korea, China, India, Australia & New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific



Regional Segmentation

Bentonite market in Asia-Pacific is experiencing prominent growth during the timeline period. The augmenting growth in the pharmaceutical and agriculture sectors is driving the bentonite market. 

The Japanese market for bentonite is expected to witness considerable growth due to quick decrease, used as a binding agent, and provide enhanced mechanical and coarse strength. 

India, China, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, South Korea, and the rest of APAC are analyzed in the research report.


Chapter 1. APAC Bentonite Market  – Scope & Methodology

1.1. Market Segmentation

1.2. Assumptions

1.3. Research Methodology

1.4. Primary Sources

1.5. Secondary Sources

Chapter 2. APAC Bentonite Market   – Executive Summary

2.1. Market Size & Forecast – (2021 – 2026) ($M/$Bn)

2.2. Key Trends & Insights

2.3. COVID-19 Impact Analysis

                2.3.1. Impact during 2021 - 2026

                2.3.2. Impact on Supply – Demand

                2.3.3. Impact on Production Cost

                2.3.4. Impact on Supply Chain

Chapter 3. APAC Bentonite Market   – Competition Scenario

3.1. Market Share Analysis

3.2. Product Benchmarking

3.3. Competitive Strategy & Development Scenario

3.4. Competitive Pricing Analysis

3.5. Supplier - Distributor Analysis

Chapter 4. APAC Bentonite Market   Entry Scenario

4.1. Case Studies – Start-up/Thriving Companies

4.2. Regulatory Scenario - By Region

4.3  Customer Analysis

4.4. Porters Five Force Model

                4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

                4.4.2. Bargaining Powers of Customers

                4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants

                4.4.4. Rivalry among Existing Players

                4.4.5. Threat of Substitutes

Chapter 5. APAC Bentonite Market –  Landscape

5.1. Value Chain Analysis – Key Stakeholders Impact Analysis

5.2. Market Drivers

5.3. Market Restraints/Challenges

5.4. Market Opportunities

Chapter 6. APAC Bentonite Market  – By Product

6.1. Sodium Bentonite

6.2. Calcium Bentonite

6.3. Sulphur Bentonite

6.4. Others

Chapter 7. APAC Bentonite Market  – By Application

7.1. Foundry Sands

7.2. Cat Litters

7.3. Iron Ore Pelletizing

7.4. Refining

7.5. Drilling Muds

7.6. Sealer & Closing Borewell Holes

7.7. Others

Chapter 8. APAC Bentonite Market  – By End Use

8.1. Cosmetic Industry

8.2. Construction

8.3. Agriculture

8.4. Food and Beverage Industry

8.5. Pharmaceutical

8.6. Oil & Gas

8.7. Automotive

8.8. Others

Chapter 9. APAC Bentonite Market  , By Region – Market Size, Forecast, Trends & Insights

9.1. Asia Pacific

                9.1.1. Japan

                9.1.2. South Korea

                9.1.3. China

                9.1.4. India

                9.1.5. Australia & New Zealand

                9.1.6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

Chapter 10. APAC Bentonite Market   – Company Profiles – (Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials, Developments)

10.1. Company 1

10.2. Company 2

10.3. Company 3

10.4. Company 4

10.5. Company 5

10.6. Company 6

10.7. Company 7

10.8. Company 8

10.9. Company 9

10.10. Company 10

  • Primary & Secondary Sources to Collect & Validate Data

  • Utilization of Both Top Down & Bottom Up Approach

  • Holistic Research Methodology

Scope & Introductory Research

In the initial stage of research, the scope for market is defined. In order to better understanding of the market, secondary focus is on different segmentations of the market. Preliminary research involves identifying key data points related to the market under consideration to estimate the market sizes to the best extent.​

Data Collection 

Based on the scope of the market and the key data points, a number of secondary sources are considered. This data collection stage consists of a team of analysts who gather data from various secondary resources, accessing proprietary databases and primary research by reaching out to key market participants and opinion leaders. ​

Data Fusion

At this stage, collected data using several sources is arranged in structured format. The sources include industry participants, in-house models, key opinion leaders in the market ecosystem and databases. Historical data trends are established at this point, and compared to the current scenario. Based on the macro- and micro-factor prevailing in various geographies, proprietary data models are used to analyze key market countries. Key players in this market are listed based on their capabilities in revenue, sales, and development. The study also involves the identification of companies in the category of 'new entrants' and their potential effects on the market.

Data Analysis

At this stage, the analyst team moves on to understand how the market has changed over the years. The total size of the market is gathered after an study of different business segments and end-users is done. An impact research is also done to see what factors will/may influence the market in the years ahead. The effect of various variables on the industry is often taken into account when forecasting market sizes.

Verification ​

Data verification is conducted at all research levels, however this stage is dedicated to more rigorous checking of the data points. At this stage, the estimated data is triangulated with company revenues and checked with industry experts including several senior executives and key opinion leaders in the market. The data is then summarized, and the findings are derived from the same for the report. ​

Quality Assurance & Report Preparation​

Holistic research methodology is followed with combination of Top Down and Bottom Up approach to undertake the estimation and forecasting task in order to ensure quality of data. At this stage of the research process, a dedicated QA team checks the data and approves after several predefined checks. Each section is checked and questioned to make the report accurate and reliable. In case of discrepancy, a team of analysts reviews the issue, and the whole process is repeated again. That significantly improves the report's quality. After approval, all the parts of the report are brought together and is formatted by highly trained team thus making it ready to dispatch.​

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