A fibrous mineral, asbestos is characterized chemical inertness, acoustical absorption, electrical and heat resistance and affordability. It is extensively utilized as a building material. Besides, asbestos is also used for electrical insulation, chemicals filters and brake linings. However, the increasing awareness of negative influence of asbestos on human health started to put a lid on growth of the asbestos industry.
Nevertheless, the demand for asbestos is rather high as the construction sector of many countries is still strongly dependent on asbestos products. Russia, China, Brazil, Kazakhstan and Canada are top five producers of asbestos, accounting for nearly 98 % of the overall output.
This catalogue encompasses research reports scrutinizing the asbestos market at all geographical levels possible. The studies highlight the current situation on the market and outline its possible future development trends. The researches provide valuable data on production and consumption volumes, sales and prices dynamics; import and export statistics. The reports delve into the competitive landscape and describe the performance of the key market players.