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Analysis reports growth in pigments market
Article Type: Industry news From: Pigment & Resin Technology. Volume 37, Issue 3.
Ceresana research has completed an analysis of the global pigments market, reporting that the worldwide market for inorganic, organic and special pigments had a total volume of around 7.4 million tons in 2006. At growth rates of 2.9 percent per annum, this volume will rise to 9.8 million tons by 2016. Asia has the highest rate on a quantity basis followed by Europe and North America. In 2006, a turnover of US$17.6 billion (13 billion) was reached mostly in Europe, followed by North America and Asia. This is expected to reach US$27.8 billion (20.4 billion) by 2016, corresponding to its annual growth rate of 5 percent. The study offers a view of the current market, leading up to the year 2016, and contains more than 250 manufacturer profiles within the pigments branch. The study also includes, an overview of legislative, environmental and health aspects that affect this important market. For further information please visit the web site: www.ceresana.com/en