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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Perlite in Thousands of Tons. The specific end-use segments discussed are Construction Market, Horticulture Market, Industria Market, and Other End-use Market. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 57 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Aegean Perlites SA, American Perlite Company, Australian Perlite Pty Limited, Cornerstone Industrial Minerals Corporation, EaglePicher Minerals, Inc., Grefco Minerals, Inc., Imerys S.A., World Minerals, Inc., Haborlite Corporation, Normiska Corporation, The Schundler Company, Perlite Canada, Inc., Pertas Metal Perlite & Natural Stones Ltd., Pull Rhenen B.V., Redco II, S&B Industrial Minerals S.A., Silbrico Corporation,Supreme Perlite Company, and US Asia-Pacific Minerals, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Construction Market I-3
Horticulture Market I-3
Industrial Market I-4
Other End-use Market I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Outlook II-1
End-Use Applications Drive Growth II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-1
Regional Market Analysis II-1
End Use Market Analysis II-1
Perlite Consumption in Construction II-1
Table 1: World Perlite Consumption in Construction: Regions
Ranked by % CAGR - Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Europe,
US, Canada, Japan and Latin America (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-2
Perlite Consumption in Horticulture II-2
Table 2: World Perlite Consumption in Horticulture: Regions
Ranked by % CAGR - Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Japan, US, Canada, and Latin America(includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-2
Perlite Consumption in Industrial Applications II-2
Table 3: World Perlite Consumption in Industrial
Applications: Regions Ranked by % CAGR - Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), US, Canada, Japan, and
Latin America(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Perlite Consumption in Other Applications II-3
Table 4: World Perlite Consumption in Other Applications:
Regions Ranked by % CAGR - Asia- Pacific (excluding Japan),
US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Japan (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Perlite Market - Major Growth Drivers II-3
Major Producers and Consumers of Perlite II-4
Excellent Safety Profile Spurs Demand II-4
Horticultural Applications: A Key Use II-4
Perlite Production Statistics: II-4
Table 5: Worldwide Reserves and Reserve Base of Crude Perlite
Ore (2006) in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 6: Worldwide Perlite Market (2003-2005): Breakdown of
Production Capacity by Country - Greece, China, USA, Japan,
Turkey, Mexico, Hungary, Italy, Armenia, Russia, Ukraine,
Argentina, Iran, Bulgaria, Thailand, Slovakia, Australia and
Philippines (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 7: Worldwide Processed Perlite Market (2003): Breakdown
of Production Capacity by Country - US, Greece, Japan,
Hungary, Turkey and Other Countries (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-5

2. Product Overview II-6
Definition of Perlite II-6
Perlite Derivation II-6
Perlite - Comprehensive Applications II-6
Composition II-6
Table 8: Composition of Naturally Found Perlite: Percentage
Breakdown of Elements for Silicon, Aluminum, Potassium,
Sodium, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Trace, Oxygen and Water
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Physical and Chemical Properties of Perlite II-7
Perlite Processing Stages II-7
Crude Perlite II-7
Expanded Perlite II-7
Other Types II-8
Agroperlite II-8
Key features of Agroperlite II-8
Perlite Filter Aid "Perfil" II-8
Ceramoperlite Heat Insulation Materials II-8
Perlite - An Abundant Natural Reserve II-9
Threat From Substitutes II-9
Environmental Concerns II-9

3. Major Substitutes of Perlite II-10
Diatomite II-10
Processing Methods II-10
Production II-10
Table 9: World Diatomite Market: Production by Region/
Country (2001-2003) for US, China, Denmark, France, Japan,
Korea, Mexico and Spain (In '000 Metric Tons) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10
End Use Applications II-11
Vermiculite II-11
Production II-11
Table 10: World Vermiculite Market: Production by
Region/Country in 2001 & 2002 for Russia, South Africa,
China, India, Japan and Australia (In Metric Tons) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11
End-Use Applications II-11

4. End-Use Applications II-12
Construction Applications II-12
Concrete II-12
Plaster II-12
Loose Fill Insulation II-12
Perlite - Sound Insulator II-12
Coolite II-12
Bitumized Perlite Roofing Base II-13
Horticultural Applications II-13
Processing of Horticulture Perlite II-14
Standard Horticultural Perlite Gradations II-14
General Specifications of Perlite Grades Used for Horticulture II-14
Horticulture Perlite Available in Three Varied Grades with
Different Capacities II-14
Horticultural Perlite for Commercial Growers II-14
Perlite as a Soil Conditioner II-14
Potting Plants and Container Grown Nursery Stock II-15
Lightweight Soilless Growing Mix II-15
Growing Mix Container Soil II-15
Green House Benches II-15
Perlite as a Propagating Media II-15
AERO-SOIL(TM) Horticultural Perlite II-16
Agra-Perlite II-16
Substrate-Perlite II-16
Perl-Lome II-16
Use of Perlite in Other Horticultural Applications II-16
Patio Planting II-17
Roofscape Gardening II-17
Perlite as a Substitute for Methyl Bromide II-17
Perlite - Negative Facet in Floriculture II-17
Table 11: Fluoride Content in Fertilizers (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17
Species II-18
Industrial Applications II-18
Perlite as Filler II-18
Advantages of Perlite Hollow Spheres or Bubbles as Fillers II-18
Perlite Lightweight Ultrafine Fillers II-18
Perlite Insulation II-19
Super Insulating Perlite II-19
Perlite Filter Aids II-20
Key Features of Perlite Filter Aids II-20
Applications of Perlite Filter Aids II-20
Food Processing II-20
Pharmaceuticals II-21
Industrials II-21
Chemicals II-21
Paints/Coatings/Textiles II-21
Perlite - Aiding Storm Water Purification/Aqua Filtration II-21
Perlite in the Steel and Foundry Industries II-22
High Temperature Applications II-22
Ladle Topping II-22
Hot Topping and Risering II-22
Refractories II-22
Foundry Core and Molding Sand II-22
Perlite/Silicate Composites II-22
Perlite for Use in Well Cements II-22
Key Advantages of Perlite Cement II-22
Perlite as an Adsorbent II-23
Perlite as a Carrier II-23

5. Unique Applications II-24
Lightweight Perlite Molded Products II-24
Mix Compounds II-24
Stone Product Manufacture II-24
Applications of Perlite Simulated Stone II-24
Perlite Presence in Textiles Market II-24
Perlite in Textured Coatings II-24
Europerl Perlite II-25
Perlite in Animal Feeds II-25
Recycling Perlite II-25

6. Health and Regulatory Issues II-26
Perlite - Delicate Chemical Composition II-26
Controversial Aspects II-26
Perlite Processing Industry Regulations Worldwide II-26
UK II-26
Germany II-27
Table 12: Permissible Work Area Limits by % of Crystalline
Silica (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27
Europe II-27

7. Recent Industry Activity II-28
Perlite Canada, Tourbieres Lambert Sign Exclusive Perlite/
Vermiculite Supply Contract II-28
Perlite Canada Signs Exclusive Deal with Aegean Perlites II-28
Armenian and Latvian Companies Ink Perlite Processing Agreement II-28
Normiska Acquires Normiska USA II-28
Metaxiotis Participates in the Share Capital of Perlomat II-28
Imerys Acquires World Minerals II-28
World Minerals Acquires Perlite Microsphere Business II-29
Perlite Canada Inks Vermiculite Supply Agreement with IBI Corp II-29
S&B Acquires STOLLBERG GmbH II-29
S&B Acquires Bentonit II-29
Perlite Canada Acquires Rights in Coprin Mineral II-29
Atlas Acquires Stake in Toro Mining II-30
Silver & Baryte Renamed S&B II-30
S&B Obtains Mining License II-30
Silver & Baryte Enters into Sale Agreement with DPG II-30
BBF Commences Perlite Production II-30
Basin Perlite Initiates Perlite Microspheres Production II-30
Perlite Canada Establishes Perlite Production Plant II-31
S&B Acquires Stake in IKO-Erbsloeh II-31
S&B Obtains Stake in Sarda Perlite Srl II-31
Chicago Metallic Acquires IPP II-31
Normiska Expands Perlite Production Facility II-31
Lite-Rock Commences Production of Perlite-Based Wallboard II-31
Basin Perlite Plans Expansion of Utah Mine II-31
Perlite Canada Establishes a New Plant in Lameque II-32
Stansbury Acquires New Perlite Facility II-32
S&B Purchases Stake in IKO-Erbsloeh II-32
Normiska Acquires VIL II-32
Basin Perlite Acquires Pearl Queen Perlite II-32
Normiska Expands Capacity in Lachine II-32

8. Focus on Select Global Players II-33
Aegean Perlites SA (Greece) II-33
American Perlite Company (US) II-33
Australian Perlite Pty Limited (Australia) II-33
Cornerstone Industrial Minerals Corporation (US) II-33
EaglePicher Minerals, Inc. (US) II-33
Grefco Minerals, Inc. (US) II-33
Imerys S.A (France) II-34
World Minerals, Inc. (US) II-34
Haborlite Corporation (US) II-34
Normiska Corporation (Canada) II-34
The Schundler Company (US) II-35
Perlite Canada, Inc. (Canada) II-35
Pertas Metal Perlite & Natural Stones, Ltd. (Turkey) II-35
Pull Rhenen B.V. (Netherlands) II-35
Redco II (US) II-35
S&B Industrial Minerals S.A (Greece) II-36
Silbrico Corporation (US) II-36
Supreme Perlite Company (US) II-36
US Asia-Pacific Minerals, Inc. (Philippines) II-36

9. Global Market Perspective II-37
Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Perlite by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Latin America
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2000
through 2010 in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 14: World Long-term Projections for Perlite by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures for Years 2011 through 2015
in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 15: World 10-Year Perspective for Perlite by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Latin
America for the Years 2000, 2007 and 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Perlite Consumption in Construction Applications by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), and Latin America Independently Analyzed by Annual
Sales for the Years 2000 through 2010 in Thousand Tons
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 17: World Long-term Projections for Perlite Consumption
in Construction Applications by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures for Years 2011 through 2015 in Thousand Tons (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 18: World 10-Year Perspective for Perlite Consumption in
Construction Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Latin America for the
Years 2000, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Perlite Consumption in Horticulture Applications by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding
Japan), and Latin America Independently Analyzed by Annual
Sales for the Years 2000 through 2010 in Thousand Tons
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 20: World Long-term Projections for Perlite Consumption
in Horticulture Applications by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures for Years 2011 through 2015 in Thousand Tons (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 21: World 10-Year Perspective for Perlite Consumption in
Horticulture Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Latin America for the
Years 2000, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Perlite Consumption in Industrial Applications by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), and Latin America Independently Analyzed by Annual
Sales for the Years 2000 through 2010 in Thousand Tons
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 23: World Long-term Projections for Perlite Consumption
in Industrial Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures for Years 2011 through 2015 in Thousand Tons (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 24: World 10-Year Perspective for Perlite Consumption in
Industrial Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Latin America for the
Years 2000, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Perlite Consumption in Other Applications by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
and Latin America Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for
the Years 2000 through 2010 in Thousand Tons (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 26: World Long-term Projections for Perlite Consumption
in Industrial Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures for Years 2011 through 2015 in Thousand Tons (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 27: World 10-Year Perspective for Perlite Consumption in
Other Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Latin America for the Years 2000, 2007
and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Major Producers III-1
Table 28: US Perlite Market (2002-2006): Production in
Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1

Table 29: Perlite Market in the US (2002-2006): Import and
Export Statistics (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 30: US Perlite Market (2003-2005): Total Quantity of
Mined Perlite, Processed Perlite, and Expanded Perlite in
Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 31: US Expanded Perlite Market (2001-2003): Breakdown
by Various End-Use Applications (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 32: US Expanded Perlite Market (2004-2005): Breakdown
of Production Capacity by US States - Mississippi,
Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
Recent Industry Activity III-4
Key Players III-5
American Perlite Company III-5
Cornerstone Industrial Minerals Corporation III-5
Eagle-Picher Minerals Inc III-6
Grefco Minerals, Inc III-6
Redco II III-6
Silbrico Corporation III-6
Supreme Perlite Company III-6
The Schundler Company III-7
World Minerals Inc. III-7
Haborlite Corporation III-7
B.Market Analytics III-8
Table 33: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Perlite Consumption by End Use Application - Construction,
Horticulture, Industrial Applications and Other Applications
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2000
through 2010 in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 34: US Long-term Projections for Perlite Consumption
by End Use Application - Construction, Horticulture,
Industrial Applications and Other Applications Independently
Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2011 through 2015 in
Thousand Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 35: US 10-Year Perspective for Perlite Consumption by
End Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Construction, Horticulture, Industrial Applications and
Other Applications for the Years 2000, 2007 and 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

2. Canada III-10
A.Market Analysis III-10
Current and Future Analysis III-10
Market Overview III-10
Statistical Data: III-10
Table 36: Canadian Imports of Perlite (Unexpanded) by
Country of Origin - Greece, US and Others for the years
2003 through 2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 37: Canadian Imports of Perlite (Expanded) by Country
of Origin - US, Germany and Others for the years 2003
through 2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 38: Canadian Market for Expanded Perlite (2003-2004):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Various End-Use Applications
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11
Key Players III-11
Perlite Canada Inc III-11
Normiska Corporation III-11
Recent Industry Activity III-11
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 39: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Perlite Consumption by End Use Application -
Construction, Horticulture, Industrial Applications and
Other Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales
for the Years 2000 through 2010 in Thousand Tons (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 40: Canadian Long-term Projections for Perlite
Consumption by End Use Application - Construction,
Horticulture, Industrial Applications and Other Applications
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2011
through 2015 in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 41: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Perlite
Consumption by End Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Construction, Horticulture, Industrial
Applications and Other Applications for the Years 2000, 2007
and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

3. Japan III-16
A.Market Analysis III-16
Current and Future Analysis III-16
B.Market Analytics III-16
Table 42: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Perlite Consumption by End Use Application -
Construction, Horticulture, Industrial Applications and
Other Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales
for the Years 2000 through 2010 in Thousand Tons (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 43: Japanese Long-term Projections for Perlite
Consumption by End Use Application - Construction,
Horticulture, Industrial Applications and Other Applications
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2011
through 2015 in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 44: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Perlite
Consumption by End Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Construction, Horticulture, Industrial
Applications and Other Applications for the Years 2000, 2007
and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

4. Europe III-18
A.Market Analysis III-18
Current and Future Analysis III-18
Regional Analysis III-18
Table 45: European Perlite Market: Regions Ranked by %CAGR
- France, UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Rest of Europe
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18
End Use Analysis III-18
Table 46: European Perlite Market: End Use Segments Ranked
by %CAGR - Horticulture, Industrial, Construction and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18
Regulatory Issues III-19
B.Market Analytics III-19
Table 47: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Perlite Consumption by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, UK, Italy, Spain and Rest of Europe Independently
Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2000 through 2010 in
Thousand Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 48: European Long-term Projections for Perlite
Consumption by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK,
Italy, Spain and Rest of Europe Independently Analyzed by
Annual Sales for the Years 2011 through 2015 in Thousand
Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 49: European 10-Year Perspective for Perlite
Consumption by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain and Rest
of Europe for the Years 2000, 2007 and 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 50: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Perlite Consumption by End Use Application -
Construction, Horticulture, Industrial Applications and
Other Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales
for the Years 2000 through 2010 in Thousand Tons (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 51: European Long-term Projections for Perlite
Consumption by End Use Application - Construction,
Horticulture, Industrial Applications and Other Applications
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2011
through 2015 in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 52: European 10-Year Perspective for Perlite
Consumption by End Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Construction, Horticulture, Industrial
Applications and Other Applications for the Years 2000, 2007
and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

4a. France III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Current and Future Analysis III-23
Recent Industry Activity III-23
Imerys - A Key French Player III-23
B.Market Analytics III-24
Table 53: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Perlite Consumption by End Use Application - Construction,
Horticulture, Industrial Applications and Other Applications
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2000
through 2010 in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 54: French Long-term Projections for Perlite
Consumption by End Use Application - Construction,
Horticulture, Industrial Applications and Other Applications
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2011
through 2015 in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 55: French 10-Year Perspective for Perlite Consumption
by End Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Construction, Horticulture, Industrial
Applications and Other Applications for the Years 2000, 2007
and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

4b. Germany III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Current and Future Analysis III-26
Regulatory Issues III-26
Table 56: Permissible Work Area Limits by % of Crystalline
Silica (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 57: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Perlite Consumption by End Use Application - Construction,
Horticulture, Industrial Applications and Other Applications
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2000
through 2010 in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 58: German Long-term Projections for Perlite
Consumption by End Use Application - Construction,
Horticulture, Industrial Applications and Other Applications
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2011
through 2015 in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 59: German 10-Year Perspective for Perlite Consumption
by End Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Construction, Horticulture, Industrial
Applications and Other Applications for the ears 2000, 2007
and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

4c. The United Kingdom III-29
A.Market Analysis III-29
Current and Future Analysis III-29
Regulatory Issues III-29
Import-Export Scenario: III-29
Table 60: UK Imports/Exports of Perlite for the years 2001
through 2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 61: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Perlite Consumption by End Use Application - Construction,
Horticulture, Industrial Applications and Other Applications
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2000
through 2010 in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 62: UK Long-term Projections for Perlite Consumption
by End Use Application - Construction, Horticulture,
Industrial Applications and Other Applications Independently
Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2011 through 2015 in
Thousand Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 63: UK 10-Year Perspective for Perlite Consumption by
End Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Construction, Horticulture, Industrial Applications and
Other Applications for the Years 2000, 2007 and 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

4d. Italy III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Current and Future Analysis III-32
Statistical Data: III-32
Table 64: Italian Production of Perlite (1990-2004):
Production Capacity in Metric Tonnes (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32
B.Market Analytics III-32
Table 65: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Perlite Consumption by End Use Application - Construction,
Horticulture, Industrial Applications and Other Applications
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2000
through 2010 in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 66: Italian Long-term Projections for Perlite
Consumption by End Use Application - Construction,
Horticulture, Industrial Applications and Other Applications
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2011
through 2015 in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 67: Italian 10-Year Perspective for Perlite
Consumption by End Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Construction, Horticulture, Industrial
Applications and Other Applications for the Years 2000, 2007
and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

4e. Spain III-34
A.Market Analysis III-34
Current and Future Analysis III-34
B.Market Analytics III-34
Table 68: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Perlite Consumption by End Use Application - Construction,
Horticulture, Industrial Applications and Other Applications
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2000
through 2010 in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 69: Spanish Long-term Projections for Perlite
Consumption by End Use Application - Construction,
Horticulture, Industrial Applications and Other Applications
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2011
through 2015 in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 70: Spanish 10-Year Perspective for Perlite
Consumption by End Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Construction, Horticulture, Industrial
Applications and Other Applications for the Years 2000, 2007
and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

4f. Rest of Europe III-36
A.Market Analysis III-36
Current and Future Analysis III-36
Market Overview III-36
Statistical Data: III-36
Table 71: Greek Production of Perlite (2001-2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacity by Type - Raw
Perlite and Screened Perlite (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36
Recent Industry Activity III-36
Key Players III-38
Aegean Perlites SA (Greece) III-38
S&B Industrial Minerals S.A. (Greece) III-38
B.Market Analytics III-39
Table 72: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Perlite Consumption by End Use Application -
Construction, Horticulture, Industrial Applications and
Other Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales
for the Years 2000 through 2010 in Thousand Tons (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 73: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for Perlite
Consumption by End Use Application - Construction,
Horticulture, Industrial Applications and Other Applications
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2011
through 2015 in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 74: Rest of Europe 10-Year Perspective for Perlite
Consumption by End Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Construction, Horticulture, Industrial
Applications and Other Applications for the Years 2000, 2007
and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

5. Asia-Pacific III-41
A.Market Analysis III-41
Current and Future Analysis III-41
Key Players III-41
Australian Perlite Pty Limited (Australia) III-41
Keltech Energies LTD (India) III-41
Pertas Metal Perlite & Natural Stones Ltd (Turkey) III-41
US Asia-Pacific Minerals, Inc (Philippines) III-41
B.Market Analytics III-42
Table 75: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Perlite Consumption by End Use Application -
Construction, Horticulture, Industrial Applications and
Other Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales
for the Years 2000 through 2010 in Thousand Tons (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 76: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Perlite
Consumption by End Use Application - Construction,
Horticulture, Industrial Applications & Other Applications
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2011
through 2015 in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 77: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Perlite
Consumption by End Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Construction, Horticulture, Industrial
Applications and Other Applications for the Years 2000, 2007
and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

6. Latin America III-44
A.Market Analysis III-44
Current and Future Analysis III-44
B.Market Analytics III-44
Table 78: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Perlite Consumption by End Use Application -
Construction, Horticulture, Industrial Applications and
Other Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales
for the Years 2000 through 2010 in Thousand Tons (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 79: Latin American Long-term Projections for Perlite
Consumption by End Use Application - Construction,
Horticulture, Industrial Applications and Other Applications
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2011
through 2015 in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 80: Latin American 10-Year Perspective for Perlite
Consumption by End Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Construction, Horticulture, Industrial
Applications and Other Applications for the Years 2000, 2007
and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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