Barytes Market

Barytes Market Analysis By End User (Oil & Gas Drilling, Chemicals), By Region - Global Forecast 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Barytes market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Barytes Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global barite market enjoyed year-on-year (YoY) growth of 1.9% to reach US$ 1.59 Bn in 2021. North America is anticipated to account for around 26.7% share of the worldwide barytes market value in 2022.

Report Attributes


Barytes Market Size (2021A)

US$ 1.59 Bn

Estimated Market Value (2022E)

US$ 1.63 Bn

Forecasted Market Value (2032F)

US$ 2.35 Bn

Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

3.7% CAGR

North America Market Share (2021)

~ 26.7%

North America Growth Rate (2022-2032)

3.3% CAGR

US Growth Rate (2022-2032)

CAGR 3.3%

Key Companies Profiled

  • Milwhite Inc.
  • Sachtleben Minerals GmbH & Co. KG
  • New Riverside Ochre Company, Inc.
  • CIMBAR Performance Minerals
  • Deutsche Baryt Industrie
  • Spectrum Chemical Manufacturing Corporation
  • Anglo Pacific Minerals
  • Apmdc
  • Ashapura Group
  • Seaforth Mineral & barite market Ore Co. Inc
  • Excalibar Minerals LLC.
  • Other Prominent Players (On Additional Request)

Market value is projected to reach US$ 2.35 Bn 2032-end with consumption of barytes increasing at a CAGR of around 3.7%. Barite sales accounted for approximately 0.5% share of the global mineral market in 2021, and due to its increasing application across various sectors, this market share is predicted to increase to 0.7% - 1% by 2032.

According to the research conducted by Fact.MR, approximately 69.1% of the world’s baryte is used in drilling mud. Barytes' chemical and different physical properties help prevent blowouts during the oil extraction process, which has increased its usage in the oil & gas drilling industry.

As such, the oil & gas drilling end use of barytes grew 2% to reach US$ 1.1 Bn in 2021.

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Consumption Analysis of Barytes (2017-2021) Vs. Industry Outlook (2022-2032)

Latest market analysis by Fact.MR, a global market research and competitive intelligence provider, states that the market value for barytes powder over the past half-decade increased at 2.7% CAGR. Barite consumption in oil & gas drilling accounts for the highest market share, which is mainly attributed to the fine properties of baryte in comparison to other minerals.

Baryte, which is rich in several properties, is gaining popularity to cater to a wide range of applications across industries. Barite is a different form of mineral, which is a combination of barium and sulphate, and is one of the most easily available and economical minerals across the world. The composition of this mineral is 58.8% barium and 41.2% sulphate, with a specific gravity of 4.5, making it light in weight.

Over the period of 2022-2032, the global market for barytes powder is predicted to expand at a CAGR of around 3.7%.

Barite market forecast analysis by Fact.MR

What are the Demand Drivers for Barytes Over the Forecast Period?

“Barytes – Economical and Beneficial Mineral for Several End-use Sectors”

Baryte is one of the finest and most economical minerals available worldwide, having a plethora of benefits across many industries such as oil & gas drilling, chemicals, plastics, etc.

Extraction of oil is carried out in major countries of MEA, and baryte is the mineral that is used while drilling as it helps avoid blow-ups during the drilling process. Baryte acts as a fine weighing agent increasing the density of drilling fluids; it confines the high pressure that is created due to oil, gas, and water that is liberated while drilling.

“Potential Use of Baryte in Healthcare Sector”

When barite comes in contact with iodine, it creates certain reactions that can help obstruct radiation in diagnostic trials and tests. This creates a gateway for baryte manufacturers to enter the medical sector and explore further opportunities.

“High Grade of Purity of Barytes Leading to Several Applications”

Barytes also has non-drilling applications; the fine particles of these minerals can be used as fillers in industrial and marine paints due to their physical properties and high grade of purity. It can also be used in the plastic industry and in brake lining materials.

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Country-Wise Analysis

Why Does the U.S. Account for High Consumption of Barytes in North America?

Majority of barite deposits are found in Georgia, Nevada, and Missouri. As the U.S. stands as one of the market leaders in oil & gas drilling, the use of this material is also high.

The O&G industry uses bulk of the baryte mined as a weighing component in the formulation of drilling mud. Baryte raises the drilling mud's hydrostatic force, permitting it to balance for high-pressure zones undergone while drilling. Barytes' softness also shields it from damaging drilling tools and permits it to act as a lubricant while drilling.

In the North American region, particularly in the U.S., Y-o-Y growth in 2022-2023 is anticipated to be 3.3% in comparison with the 1.8% in previous years. Another reason for this expected growth is the medical sector where this mineral has huge potential to obstruct harmful radiations emitted during diagnosis.

Also, further applications are seen in the gastrointestinal tract; the density of the mineral prevents X-rays from penetrating through the tract and are obstructed due to the density of barite, with the tract being clearly visible in the reports.

As such, the U.S. barytes market is projected to stand at US$ 549.4 Mn by the end of 2032, with a market share of 91.3% in North America.

Can the Middle East Be a High Potential Market Manufacturers of Barytes?

Due to its 30% share in world oil production, the Middle East has a large share in the barytes market. Countries such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iraq, and Kuwait are the world's biggest oil-producing nations. One-third of the world's total oil production is produced in the Middle East, which was around 25.98 million barrels per day in 2020.

Middle Eastern crude oil production increased by 26.55 million barrels per day in the first quarter of 2021, indicating an increased need for baryte.

In 2021, global oil demand was approximately 96.5 million barrels per day. This is projected to boost production from Middle Eastern countries' oil and gas industries, resulting in an increase in baryte consumption in the region.

Attributed to these discussed factors, barytes market value in Saudi Arabia is projected to stand at US$ 12.6 Mn by the end of 2032, with a market share of 18.3% in the MEA region.

Category-Wise Analysis

Which Sector Will Account for a Vital Chunk of Baryte Consumption?

The O&G industry accounts for roughly 69.1% of global demand for barytes.

Given the importance of petroleum products in transportation and industrial end-use sectors, global demand for barite will persist until petroleum products are selected as the preliminary source of energy.

Baryte is insoluble in water, non-corrosive, inert, non-abrasive, and has high specific gravity, which allows it to be used as a weighting agent in drilling operations to remove cutting from bits, transport cutting to the surface to reduce friction in the drilling string, provide lubrication, control pressure, and prevent blow-outs. The O&G industry's future expansion implies that petroleum exploration will continue to expand, as will baryte consumption.

Daily worldwide demand for crude oil (including biofuels) was 99.7 million barrels per day in 2019. Due to the lockup and mobility consequences of COVID-19, this value declined to 91 million barrels per day in 2020, and increased to more than 96.5 million barrels per day in 2021. As a result, market expansion is likely to drive demand for barytes around the world over the forecast period.

The oil & gas sector is projected to provide a high value worth US$ 1.65 Bn over the forecast period of 2022-2032.

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Competition Landscape

Some of the key companies in the market include Milwhite Inc., Sachtleben Minerals GmbH & Co.KG, New Riverside Ochre, Newpark Resources Inc. and CIMBAR Performance Minerals, Deutsche Baryt Industrie, Halliburton, Spectrum Chemical Manufacturing Corporation, Anglo Pacific Minerals, Apmdc, Ashapura Group, Seaforth Mineral & baryte market Ore Co. Inc, Excalibar Minerals LLC.

Tier-1 players are looking to create future revenue generating opportunities in target markets. Tier-2 manufacturers have been reducing their margins in order to target price-sensitive and growing markets in Asia.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the overall strategies adopted by manufacturers of barytes along with their detailed overviews, including SWOT analysis and revenue generated from targeted baryte suppliers positioned across geographies, in addition to providing sales growth information, production capacity, and speculative production expansion, in the recently published report.

Key Segments Covered in Barytes Industry Research

  • Barytes Market by End User :

    • Oil and Gas Drilling
    • Chemicals
    • Other End Users
  • Barytes Market by Region :

    • North America Barytes Market
    • Latin America Barytes Market
    • Europe Barytes Market
    • APAC Barytes Market
    • Middle East & Africa Barytes Market

- FAQs -

What is the size of the global barytes market?

Currently, the global barytes market is pegged at US$ 1.63 Bn.

At what CAGR is the barytes market expected to progress?

Baryte consumption is anticipated to increase at a CAGR of around 3.7% over the period of 2022-2032.

How has the market fared over the past half-decade?

Barytes market size expanded at a CAGR of around 2.7% during 2017-2021.

Which are the major companies in the barytes market?

Milwhite Inc., Sachtleben Minerals GmbH & Co., New Riverside Ochre, Newpark Resources Inc. and Cimbar Performance Minerals are major suppliers of baryte.

What outlook does the U.S. market provide for baryte manufacturers?

The U.S. is estimated to hold around 25.7% of the global barytes market value by 2032.