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Clay & Ceramic & Refractory Minerals Mining Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
Market Size (industry trends) . .
Market Forecast (5-year projection)   .
Products/Services Breakdown   .
Revenue per State . .
Financial Metrics . .
Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
Key Companies   .
Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Clay & Ceramic & Refractory Minerals Mining

Overview of the U.S. Clay & Ceramic & Refractory Minerals Mining Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Clay & Ceramic & Refractory Minerals Mining: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Clay & Ceramic & Refractory Minerals Mining by state

Clay & Ceramic & Refractory Minerals Mining Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Clay & Ceramic & Refractory Minerals Mining companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

price index trends

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Clay & Ceramic & Refractory Minerals Mining company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Clay & Ceramic & Refractory Minerals Mining industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Clay & Ceramic & Refractory Minerals Mining measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 31%
Construction Trades Workers 14%
Construction Equipment Operators 11%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 11%
Extraction Workers 13%
Mining Machine Operators 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Production Occupations 12%
Other Production Occupations 9%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28%
Motor Vehicle Operators 11%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 11%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 11%
Material Moving Workers 15%
Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operators 9%
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Clay & Ceramic & Refractory Minerals Mining Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score
Core Cast
Redmond Minerals
Fluid Tech

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Applied Minerals Enters into Exploration Agreement with Continental Mineral Claims, Inc. - CMC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of a private, internationally recognized minerals exploration and mining ... clay that forms naturally occurring nanotubes. In addition to serving the traditional halloysite markets for use in technical ceramics and ... (01/08/2018)
  • General Mineral Mining Market Global Briefing 2017 - Research and Markets - The general mineral mining industry includes establishments involved in mining construction sand and gravel, industrial sand, kaolin and ball clay, clay and ceramic and refractory minerals. This market also includes companies carrying out potash ... (01/03/2018)
  • Nigeria: Solid Minerals in Nigeria - an Overview (I) - A mineral ... of clay used in medicine and as a mud additive in drilling. BISMUTH is used in a number of very different applications. The majority is consumed in bismuth alloys and in pharmaceuticals and chemicals. The remainder is used in ceramics ... (03/02/2016)
  • Ceramic ‘beads’ from clay could help in fracking - Research into clay deposits in Dunn and Stark counties could lead to the local manufacture of ceramic “bead” proppants ... Smectite is a bad-actor mineral that makes clay swell when it’s baked. “It loses its strength, which is why the Hebron ... (10/24/2012)
  • From Clay to Art: A Short History of Ceramic Artistry - Then high levels of heat harden it to produce many kinds of ceramics. Different kinds of clay contain different minerals such as silicon or iron dioxide. The kinds of minerals in clay affect how soft or hard it is to work with. The mineral content of clay ... (10/05/2011)
  • Thermal Ceramics searches for viable products - Thermal Ceramics ... The clay mixture is then kiln-fired at more than 2,000 degrees for 14 hours. The process causes the calcium to bond with the kaolin's alumina silicate, creating a synthetic form of anorthite, a naturally occurring mineral with ... (03/09/2000)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $58,131 on Clay & Ceramic & Refractory Minerals Mining. It has awarded 5 contracts to 4 companies, with an average value of $14,533 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Diaspore mining and/or beneficiating, Clay (except kaolin, ball) mining and/or beneficiating, Earth, fuller's (e.g., all natural bleaching clays), mining and/or beneficiating, Kyanite mining and/or beneficiating, Shale (except oil shale) mining and/or beneficiating, Fire clay mining and/or beneficiating, Bleaching clay mining and/or beneficiating, Dumortierite mining and/or beneficiating, Laterite mining and/or beneficiating, Brucite mining and/or beneficiating, Flint clay mining and/or beneficiating, Topaz, non-gem, Syenite, nepheline, Pinite mining and/or beneficiating, Olivine, Nepheline syenite mining and/or beneficiating, Stoneware clay mining and/or beneficiating, Refractory minerals mining and/or beneficiating, Clay, fire, Cornwall stone mining and/or beneficiating, ceramic and refractory minerals, Burley mining and/or beneficiating, Common shale mining and/or beneficiating, Sillimanite mining and/or beneficiating, Pegmatite, feldspar, Plastic fire clay mining and/or beneficiating, Andalusite mining and/or beneficiating, Clay bleaching, Fuller's earth mining and/or beneficiating, Magnesite mining and/or beneficiating, Common clay mining and/or beneficiating, Aplite mining and/or beneficiating, Feldspar mining and/or beneficiating, Cyanite mining and/or beneficiating, Bentonite mining and/or beneficiating, etc.

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