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Diatomite Market

Diatomite Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report, by Type, by Application : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031

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Author's: Snehal Vishnu Mohite | Eswara Prasad
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Diatomite Market Research, 2031

The global diatomite market size was valued at $1.4 billion in 2021, and is projected to reach $2.4 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2022 to 2031.

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Diatomite, commonly known as diatomaceous earth, is a naturally occurring fossilized diatom remnant. It is an extremely porous rock with tiny particle size and low specific gravity.  These essential characteristics enable it to be utilized as filter media, absorbent, and light filler in rubber, paint, and plastics. Manufacturers are offering significant improvements to support the industry's anticipated rapid growth due to the expanding potential in the building sector. In recent years, there has been a significant demand for natural resource use in most parts of the world due to rapid advancements in technology, the economy, and population expansion.

The global diatomite market is anticipated to grow significantly because to its expanding use in industrial applications such as filter aid and filler material. Important market growth factors include its growing use in filtration applications and the food & beverage industry, as well as its inherent filtering capabilities resulting from its unusual honeycomb structure. Diatomite offers outstanding filtering qualities because of its unique physical structure, and its growing use in filtration applications is expected to be a major market driver during the forecast period. The use of diatomite in a range of applications, including filtration, functional additives, absorbents, and pharmaceuticals, is encouraged by its wide surface area, abrasiveness, and high silica content. This is expected to fuel the market growth throughout the course of the projected period. By its strong purifying properties, the filtration market is the main consumer of diatomite. In addition, diatomite's increasing application in industries such as paints, plastics, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, adhesives, sealants, and paper is likely to drive the diatomite market growth expansion throughout the projection period.

The diatomite market is segmented into type, application and region. Depending on type, the market is categorized into natural, calcined, and flux calcined. On the basis of application, the market is categorized into filtration, cement additive, filler, absorbent, and others. Region-wise, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

The major players operating in the industry include, Caltron clays & chemicals pvt. Ltd., Decalite Europe NV, Diatomit CJSC, Imerys Filtration Mineral Inc., Kuraray Co. Ltd., Nova Industries Ltd, Reade International Corp., Seema Minerals & Metals, Showa Industries CO Ltd, and U.S Silica Holdings Inc. These players have adopted product launch, acquisition, and business expansion as their key strategies to increase their market shares.

Diatomite Market by Type

By type, the calcined segment dominated the global diatomite market in 2021, and is projected to remain the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period. The calcined segment is likely to dominate during the forecast period. The widespread use of calcined diatomite for filtering applications is a major driver of the market growth. In addition, benefits such as the low weight and excellent chemical inertness allow liquids to be filtered selectively.

Diatomite Market by Application

By application, the filtration segment accounted for the highest diatomite market share of around 56.7% in 2021, and is projected to maintain the same during the forecast period. High degree of porosity combined with its low density and inertness, makes diatomite an excellent filtration medium, providing the ability to economically remove microscopically small suspended solids from large volumes of liquid.

Diatomite Market by Region

By region, North America is projected to be the fastest growing market, owing to the rising demand of water filter media with growing population and technologies in developed countries like U.S., and Canada is expected to drive the demand for diatomite in this region.


  • The outbreak of COVID-19 in China and its spread across numerous countries globally, halted the manufacturing activities of industrial sectors, which correspondingly hampered diatomite manufacturing as well. The raw material procurement was also challenged owing to the outbreak of COVID-19.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have significant impact on industrial participants operations, indirectly and directly with respect to customer behavior, labor shortages or stoppages, inventory, sales, business and manufacturing operations, and others. As per companies operating in the market, there are numerous uncertainties about the COVID-19 pandemic, comprising the scope of scientific and health problems, the expected period of the pandemic, and the political, and economic disturbance it might cause. Manufacturing as well as the supply regions witnessed economic slowdown owing to lockdown.
  • The global agriculture industry has been devastated by the new coronavirus epidemic, especially in developing nations. The outbreak has hindered the sector's marketing and production due to logistical and labor issues, while increased food prices have affected consumption trends and economic difficulties have restricted access to markets. Diatomite is increasingly employed in agricultural pesticides, fungicides, and rodenticides due to its dehydrating properties, which may have had an impact on the diatomite sector. The market may pick up speed in the next years, though, as a result of the rising usage of safe painting solutions and the resulting growth in demand.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the diatomite market analysis from 2021 to 2031 to identify the prevailing diatomite market opportunities.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the diatomite market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global diatomite market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global diatomite market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.

Diatomite Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Type
  • Natural
  • Calcined
  • Flux Calcined
By Application
  • Filtration
  • Cement Additive
  • Filler
  • Absorbent
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players

Seema Minerals & Metals, Caltron Clays & Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Nova Industries Ltd, Reade International Corp., Dicalite Europe NV, U.S. Silica Holdings Inc, Showa chemical industry Co. Ltd, Kuraray Co Ltd, Imerys Filtration Minerals Inc., Diatomit CJSC

Analyst Review

The global diatomite market is expected to witness substantial growth owing to increase in use in industrial applications including filter aid and filler material. Natural filtering characteristics due to its unique honeycomb structure and rise in use in filtration applications as well as the food & beverage industry are key drivers for market growth. Superior filtering characteristics of diatomite owing to its unique physical structure and its increasing use in filtration application is expected to be a key market driver during the forecast period.  Physical and chemical characteristics of diatomite including high surface area, abrasiveness, and high silica content promote its use in various applications including filtration, functional additives, absorbent, and pharmaceuticals which is expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period.

Author Name(s) : Snehal Vishnu Mohite | Eswara Prasad
Frequently Asked Questions?

The major drivers of the industry, such as rising disposable incomes, increasing population, growing demand from the end-users like abrasive, industrial applications, water treatment, medical and healthcare, absorbents, and crop protection chemicals, are expected to aid the market growth.

Filtration, cement additive, filler, and absorbent application is projected to increase the demand for diatomite market.

North America is the largest region for diatomite market.

The market value of diatomite in the forecast period is anticipated to be $2.4 Billion.

Caltron clays & chemicals pvt. Ltd., Decalite Europe NV, Diatomit CJSC, Imerys Filtration Mineral Inc., Kuraray Co. Ltd., Nova Industries Ltd, Reade International Corp., Seema Minerals & Metals, Showa Industries CO Ltd, and U.S Silica Holdings Inc. are the top companies in the diatomite industry

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Diatomite Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031