The main sales market for pigments is the paints and coatings industry. According to market research company Ceresana, almost half of all pigments are used in paints and coatings. The fifth edition of its market study on pigments, estimates sales volume in 2017 at 10 million tonnes, the bulk of which, some 60 %, is accounted for by the white pigment, titanium dioxide. The remainder of just less than 4 million tonnes is spread across organic and inorganic pigments and carbon blacks. The pigment market is worth EUR 24.6 to 26.2 billion, with white pigment comprising about EUR ...
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