Magnesium Carbonate Market

Global Magnesium Carbonate Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment by Types, Application, End-Use, Region, and Country – Forecast 2022 – 2032

The market is expected to generate an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 191.6 Mn between 2022 and 2032

Category: Chemicals & Materials Published Date : October 2022 ID: CVC-00420 Format: PDF Pages: 290

Magnesium Carbonate Market Size Analysis

According to a recent survey conducted by ChemView Consulting, the Global Magnesium Carbonate Market grew at a CAGR of 3.9% between 2017-2021 and is estimated to be US$ 356.1  Mn in 2022. Currently, the market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.4% and is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 547.7 Mn by 2032 end.

Throughout the projected period, The magnesium carbonate market is anticipated to be driven by rising demand for magnesium carbonate, which is widely used in the manufacture of magnesium oxide, personal care & cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.

Market Dynamic


The increasing R&D of pharmaceutical drugs is increasing globally for the treatment of existing and new diseases. This is expected to stimulate the market’s growth during the forecast period. Magnesium carbonate’s adoption in the pharmaceutical sector is gaining traction in the last few years. This anhydrous salt magnesite-based material finds its high use as a filler in antacid tablets, capsules, and several other pharmaceutical drugs.


The magnesium carbonate market is growing at a healthy rate with ample opportunities for new product launches. The demand for magnesium oxide is increasing, which is boosting its overall market size. The industry is associated with strict monitoring by various governing bodies regarding the utilization of magnesium carbonate in various product formulations and this might affect the market’s growth during the forecast period.


The personal care and cosmetics sector are one of the most important markets for MgCO3, a key ingredient in personal care formulations. The personal care market is exhibiting robust growth globally, with growing demand from consumers for personal care products. Magnesium carbonate is an effective ingredient in talcum powders, sunscreen, and soaps.

COVID-19 Impact

The market was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Challenges including disruption in supply chains and the idling of factories hampered businesses in the market. Market players had to adopt contingency plans to make it through the pandemic while maintaining a stable business operation. Many companies still incurred losses and faced severe challenges owing to the severity of the pandemic.

However, The market experienced decent demand towards the end of 2020 with post-COVID-19 market opening and increased activities in multiple end-use industries. Going forward, the market is projected to witness robust growth owing to the expanding cosmetics demand and growth in the pharmaceutical sector.

Magnesium Carbonate Market

Market Segments Covered in Report

By Type:

  • Light Magnesium Carbonate
  • Heavy Magnesium Carbonate

By Application:

  • Antacid
  • Smoke Suppressant
  • Additives & Fillers
  • Drying Agent
  • Whitening Agent
  • Reinforcing Agent

By End Use:

  • Magnesium Oxide
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal Care & Cosmetics
  • Paints & Inks
  • Plastic & Rubber
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Fire Extinguishing Composition
  • Others

By Region and Country:

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)
  • Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Rest of Middle East)
  • Africa (South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Rest of Africa)

Segment-Wise Analysis

Why are filler applications projected to ensure the most revenue during the forecast period?

At 45.0% of the market, filler applications had the greatest revenue share. The demand for magnesium carbonate as a filler material is gaining traction and is projected to move upward during the forecast period. This inorganic solid comes in various forms such as anhydrous salt magnesite and barringtonite and finds its use in a wide range of applications. Magnesium carbonate is utilized as a filler material in neoprene rubber, and as a paste made with hydrogen peroxide for use in skulls, drug formulation, cosmetics, printing inks, paper, and several other applications.

Why is the pharmaceutical sector expected to expand the fastest during the forecast period?

Magnesium carbonate is used extensively as a raw material in several personal care and cosmetic products, including talcum powders, hair bleach, shaving products, dry shampoo, face creams, and various other products. The global personal care and cosmetics market is showing robust growth with increasing production and consumption of personal care products. This is expected to further propel the market’s growth during the forecast period.

Region-Wise Analysis

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

  • In 2021, the Asia Pacific market held a sizeable revenue share of 43.5%. The increasing awareness among consumers regarding hygiene is amplifying the production and consumption of personal care products in the region, which is expected to amplify the higher consumption of magnesium carbonate by manufacturers in the market during the forecast period.
  • Global export of generic medicines has been growing significantly during the forecast period. India is one of the largest producers and exporters of magnesium carbonate in the world, which has increased its popularity among drug manufacturers worldwide. This will help drive market growth during the next few years.

Competition Analysis

To increase their market presence, major magnesium carbonate producers are concentrating on implementing alternative distribution channels, like the online channel. While some manufacturers are concentrating on expanding their current manufacturing facilities, the majority of the major players are focused on offering new and improved products.

Some of the key developments that have taken place in the Magnesium Carbonate Market include:

  • In January 2019, For soil and other agricultural applications, Omya introduced Omya Magprill granules manufactured with a combination of magnesium carbonate and calcium carbonate. The company was able to diversify its line of Magprill granules thanks to this launch.

A list of some of the key suppliers present in the market are:

  • Hebei Meishen Technology Co.,Ltd
  • Konoshima Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Kyowa Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Lehmann & Voss & Co. KG
  • Naikai Salt Industries Co., Ltd.
  • Buschle & Lepper S.A.

Report Coverage and Highlights

  • Our comprehensive, data-backed, and facts-oriented report provides niche and cross-sectional analysis at global and country levels.
  • Assessment of the historical (actual data) and current market size (2017-2021), market projections (2022-2032), and CAGR.
  • The market assessment across North America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia & Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa.
  • Competitive tactical intelligence, key strategies adopted by top players, production capacity and company shares analysis, product brand surveys, and export-import analysis
  • Pricing analysis to set and benchmark your current or future offerings across each product type helps you understand whether your pricing strategy is aligned with market expectations and can be compared to market disruptions.
  • Predictions on critical supply and demand trends and technological expertise needed to address operations scalability.
  • Consumer behavior shifts and their implications for players, list of end-users, and their consumption analysis.
  • Key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and emerging trends impacting the market growth.
  • Value chain analysis (list of manufacturers, distributors, end-users, and average profitability margins).
  • Strategic market analysis, recommendations, and future headways on crucial winning strategies.
Research ScopeDetails
Forecast period2022-2032
Historical data available for2017-2021
Market analysisUSD Million for Value and Tons for Volume, and CAGR from 2022 to 2032
Key regions coveredNorth America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa
Key countries coveredUS, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt
Key segments coveredBy Types, Application, End-Use & Region
Customization scopeAvailable upon Request
Pricing and purchase optionsAvailable upon Request