Perlite Market - Growth, Trends, And Forecast (2019 – 2024)

The market is segmented by Type, Application, and Geography

Market Snapshot

Global Perlite Market - Summary
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Asia Pacific

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Market Overview

The global market for perlite is expected to register a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period, 2019-2024. Increasing demand for perlite from agriculture and construction industries is expected to drive the demand for the market, during the forecast period.

  • Availability of some substitutes, such as Diatomite, Pumice, and Slag, Vermiculite, Coco-coir, etc. are likely to hinder the market’s growth.
  • Increasing new applications base of perlite, such as eco-roofs, soil conditioning, waste-water filtration, etc. and government certification for its consumption is likely to act as an opportunity for the market in the future.

Scope of the Report

The scope of the report includes:

Product Type
Expanded Perlite
Other Product Types
Other Applications
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Agroperlite

  • Agro-perlite is a volcanic soil with a chemical composition that improves the soil quality upon addition. When perlite is added to the soil, it reduces the ripening period of the crop by 20% and increases output yield by 50%.
  • The recommended usage of perlite with soil varies from 1:3 to 1:4. It majorly depends on the soil type. For clay and sand-type soil, it is majorly used in a tight proportion in order to allow breathing. It also prevents pest and fungi development. Agroperlite holds fertilizer in close combination, which helps the plant or crops to grow conveniently.
  • Agro-perlite is used as a soil regulator or as an agent to decrease water losses. It can change the physical properties of greenhouse soil instead of chemical properties. In greenhouse with sub-irrigation and dripping irrigation application, by pouring 4-5 cm of course grain sized perlite, water usage can be decreased to half.
  • For balcony and terrace gardens, it is preferable to use lightweight horticultural soil to facilitate moving and arranging of the flower-pots with 50% Perlite + 50% peat moss + fertilizer, which is one of the ideal mixtures for use in the cultivation of the domestic plants.
  • Additionally, coupled with government support and schemes, the demand for agroperlite in various industries is likely to act as an opportunity.

Global Perlite Market - Segmentation

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Asia-Pacific Dominates the Market

  • Asia-Pacific region dominated the global market share, in 2018. With the growing application of perlite in horticulture, the agricultural production has shown an outstanding yield with a hydroponic system, which is, in turn, likely to drive the consumption of perlite.
  • Another prominent application of perlite is as filler in the construction industry where it is used for acoustics, ceiling tiles, floor heating insulations, highway sound absorbing walls and others. With growing construction activities, the consumption of perlite is expected to surge during the forecast period.
  • Japan’s investment in the construction industry for 2016 was 52.5 trillion yen, which included 21.1 trillion yen in the government sector and 31.4 trillion yen in the private sector. It was estimated that for the fiscal year 2018, total construction investment would amount to 54 trillion yen, a 1.2% increase year-on-year.
  • Perlite is widely used to provide insulation, as well as inertness to the furnace walls. 
  • The mineral production in India had shown significant growth at CAGR of 5.72% between 2013-18 to reach an estimated amount of USD 17.62 billion in 2017-18. Under steel development and fund scheme, the ministry of India has approved eight R&D projects with a total cost of USD 20.38 million, in 2018.
  • The aforementioned factors are contributing to the increasing demand for perlite consumption in the region, during the forecast period.
Global Perlite Market - Regional Trends

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Competitive Landscape

The perlite market is oligopolistic as the five major players hold an almost entire chunk of the market. Key players in the perlite market include Aegean Perlites SA, IMERYS, Bergama Mineral Perlite, Cornerstone Industrial Minerals Corporation, Saudi Perlite Industries, and other prominent players are Azer Perlite Corporation, Profiltra BV, Coxmin Minerals Ltd, and Mianeh Perlite Expanding Co. Ltd.

Major Players

  1. Aegean Perlites SA
  3. Bergama Mineral Perlite
  4. Saudi Perlite Industries
  5. Cornerstone Industrial Mineral Corporation

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below

Global Perlite Market - Market Concentration

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Boosting Demand in the Agriculture and Construction Industries

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Usage in the Metallurgical Industry

      3. 4.2.3 Other Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Increasing Demand for Substitutes

      2. 4.3.2 Health Problems Due to Prolong Exposure

      3. 4.3.3 Other Restraints

    4. 4.4 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Trade Analysis

    7. 4.7 Price Trends


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Expanded Perlite

      2. 5.1.2 Agroperlite

      3. 5.1.3 Vapex

      4. 5.1.4 Other Product Types

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Fillers

      2. 5.2.2 Fire-Proofing

      3. 5.2.3 Insulation

      4. 5.2.4 Filtration

      5. 5.2.5 Abrasives

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Russia

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. ASEAN Countries

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Aegean Perlites SA

      2. 6.4.2 Ausperl Pty Ltd

      3. 6.4.3 Azer Perlite Corporation

      4. 6.4.4 Bergama Mining Perlite

      5. 6.4.5 Cornerstone Industrial Mineral Corporation USA

      6. 6.4.6 Mianeh Prlite Expanding Co. Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 Profiltra BV

      8. 6.4.8 Saudi Perlite Industries

      9. 6.4.9 Supreme Perlite Company

      10. 6.4.10 Termolita

      11. 6.4.11 Coxmin Minerals Ltd

      12. 6.4.12 IMERYS

      13. 6.4.13 Yanxi Minerals Co. Ltd

      14. 6.4.14 *List not exhaustive


    1. 7.1 Governmental Certification for its Consumption

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

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