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Nov, 27 2023

Expanding Demand and Innovation Drive Growth in Europe's Booming Talc Market, Transforming Industries Across

The Europe talc market refers to the industry that involves the mining, processing, and distribution of talc, a naturally occurring mineral known for its various industrial and consumer applications. In Europe, the talc market plays a significant role in several sectors, including the cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, plastics, ceramics, and paper industries. Talc's versatile properties, such as its softness, lubricating ability, and ability to enhance product texture and appearance, make it a valuable ingredient in many products. Talc is primarily composed of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen and is commonly found in metamorphic rocks.  Additionally, talc is essential in manufacturing plastics, paints, and other industrial applications.

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Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the Europe Talc Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.2% in the forecast period of 2022 to 2029 and is expected to reach USD 347.31 million by 2029 from USD 269.94 million in 2021.  Abundant raw materials and affordable European labor, particularly in France, facilitate easy access to high-quality talc, fueling the growth of the European talc market. France's substantial talc reserves and skilled workforce make it a key hub, ensuring a steady supply of talc at competitive prices and enhancing market expansion prospects.

Key Findings of the Study

Europe Talc Market

Talc's role in the European automotive industry is expected to drive the market's growth rate

Talc's pivotal role in crafting lightweight plastics for automotive parts, including fascias, panels, and grills, fuels demand. These components require strong impact resistance, low thermal expansion, and aesthetic appeal, making talc-filled composites vital. With the rising need for fuel-efficient vehicles, the European automotive industry increasingly relies on talc, amplifying its demand and propelling the Europe talc market forward.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric


Forecast Period

2022 to 2029

Base Year


Historic Years

2020 (Customizable to 2014-2019)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

Deposit Type  (Talc Carbonate, Talc Chlorite, and Others), Type (Fine grade, and Others), Application (Pulp and Paper, Plastic Industry, Ceramics, Paints and Coatings, Cosmetics and Personal Care, Pharmaceuticals, Food Industry, Rubber Industry, and Others)

Countries Covered

Germany, U.K., Italy, France, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Belgium, Netherlands and Rest of Europe

Market Players Covered

Imerys (France), Minerals Technologies Inc. (U.S.), ELEMENTIS PLC (U.K.), IMI Fabi SpA  (Italy), MikronS  (Turkey), Nippon Talc Co. Ltd.  (Japan), Nordic Talc Oy  (Finland), LITHOS Industrial Minerals GmbH  (Austria), Expac (Preston) Ltd (U.K.), Sibelco  (Belgium)

Data Points Covered in the Report

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Segment Analysis:

The Europe talc market is segmented on the basis of deposit type, type, and application. 

  • On the basis of deposit type, the Europe talc market is segmented into talc carbonate, talc chlorite, and others.
  • On the basis of type, the Europe talc market is segmented into fine grade, and others. 
  • On the basis of application, the Europe talc market is segmented into pulp and paper, plastic industry, ceramics, paints and coatings, cosmetics and personal care, pharmaceuticals, food industry, rubber industry, and others.

Major Players

Data Bridge Market Research recognizes the following companies as the major Europe talc market players in Europe talc market are MikronS (Turkey), Nippon Talc Co. Ltd.  (Japan), Nordic Talc Oy  (Finland), LITHOS Industrial Minerals GmbH  (Austria), Expac (Preston) Ltd (U.K.), Sibelco  (Belgium).

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Market Developments

  • In April 2022, Imerys and Safic-Alcan broadened their distribution collaboration to encompass the Turkish market. This extended agreement encompasses the distribution of mineral fillers such as Kaolin, Talc, Carbonates, PCC, Mica, Diatomite, Perlite, and Wollastonite, as well as the rubber and plastics markets. This expansion further strengthens their partnership, enhancing the availability of these mineral products in the Turkish market for various industrial applications.
  • In September 2020, Imerys achieved a prestigious EcoVadis Platinum business sustainability rating, elevating its market reputation. This recognition positioned Imerys in the top 1% of companies globally assessed for sustainability practices, underscoring its commitment to environmental and social responsibility. The award demonstrates Imerys' leadership in sustainability and its dedication to positively impacting both business and society.

Regional Analysis

Geographically, the countries covered in the Europe talc market report are Germany, U.K., Italy, France, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Belgium, Netherlands and Rest of Europe.

As per Data Bridge Market Research analysis:

Spain is the dominant region in Europe talc market during the forecast period 2022-2029

Spain dominates the talc market, driven by a surge in research and development efforts to innovate new talc grades. These initiatives have positioned Spain as a key player in the market, facilitating the production of high-quality talc variants that cater to diverse industrial and consumer needs. As a result, the country has become a focal point for talc innovation and is a major contributor to the overall growth and evolution of the industry in the region.

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