The mineral product manufacturing industry includes establishments offering products such as bricks, refractories, ceramic products, and glass and glass products, such as plate glass and containers. This industry also includes cement and concrete products, lime, gypsum and other nonmetallic mineral products including abrasive products, ceramic plumbing fixtures, statuary, cut stone products, and mineral wool.
The global mineral product manufacturing market was valued around $2460 billion in 2017. Asia Pacific was the largest region in the mineral product manufacturing market in 2017, accounting for around 66% of the total market. China was the largest country in the market accounting for around 40% of the total market.
Advanced ceramics are cost effective and are considered to be better alternatives to metals, plastics and glass because of their ability to offer better performance. Advanced ceramics are identified by their high chemical purity and careful processing.
The top five companies covered are Lafargeholcim Ltd, CRH Plc, CEMEX, HeidelbergCement and Saint-Gobain. Lafargeholcim Ltd was the largest company in the mineral products manufacturing market.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
The mineral product manufacturing market is segmented into Cement And Concrete Product Manufacturing, Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing, Clay Product And Refractory Manufacturing, Lime And Gypsum Product Manufacturing.
Cement and concrete product manufacturing establishments are primarily engaged in manufacturing Portland, natural, masonry, pozzolanic, and other hydraulic cements.
Glass and glass product manufacturing companies manufacture flat glass and laminated glass by melting silica sand or cullet.
Other non-metallic mineral product manufacturing industry comprises companies involved in abrasive product manufacturing, cut stone and stone product manufacturing, ground or treated mineral and earth manufacturing, mineral wool manufacturing, and all other miscellaneous non-metallic mineral product manufacturing.
Clay product and refractory manufacturing companies carry out activities shaping, molding, glazing, and firing pottery, ceramics, plumbing fixtures, and electrical supplies made entirely or partly of clay or other ceramic materials, refractories, non-clay refractories, ceramic tiles, bricks, and other structural clay building materials.
Lime and gypsum product manufacturing includes establishments manufacturing lime from calcitic limestone or other calcareous materials, such as coral, chalk and shells and manufacturing gypsum products such as wallboard, plaster, plasterboard, molding, ornamental moldings, statuary, and architectural plaster work.