Perlite Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Type (Expanded Perlite, Agroperlite, Vapex, and Other Product Types), Application (Fillers, Fire-proofing, Insulation, Filtration, Abrasives, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa).

Market Snapshot

Perlite Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: >6 %
Perlite Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The global market for perlite is expected to register a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. 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
Asia Pacific
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
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 in Fillers

  • 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 fillers is likely to act as an opportunity.
Perlite Market Share

Asia-Pacific Dominates the Market

  • Asia-Pacific region dominated the global market share. 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.
  • 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% to reach an estimated amount of USD 17.62. 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 the recent past.
  • The aforementioned factors are contributing to the increasing demand for perlite consumption in the region, during the forecast period.
Perlite Market Growth Rate By Region

Competitive Landscape

The perlite market is highly consolidated 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.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Boosting Demand in the Agriculture and Construction Industries

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Usage in the Metallurgical Industry

      3. 4.1.3 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Demand for Substitutes

      2. 4.2.2 Health Problems Due to Prolong Exposure

      3. 4.2.3 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    5. 4.5 Trade Analysis

    6. 4.6 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 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. ASEAN Countries

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Russia

        6. Rest of Europe

      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

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Governmental Certification for its Consumption

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Perlite Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Perlite Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Europe holds highest share in 2020.

Aegean Perlites SA, IMERYS, Bergama Mineral Perlite, Saudi Perlite Industries, Cornerstone Industrial Mineral Corporation are the major companies operating in Perlite Market.

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