Feldspar is extensively used in the glass, ceramics and paint industries. Known for its high quality, low iron and titanium content, sodium feldspar in Turkey is mainly extracted in Manisa, Kütahya, Aydın and Muğla provinces. With overall reserves of 250 million tons, Turkey holds 15% of the world’s total known feldspar resources. Turkey is already the world leader in the production of feldspar mining in the amount of 6 million tons annually.
Today, Turkey is the world leader in feldspar mining, with annual production exceeding 6 million tons. Around 80% of Turkey’s annual production is exported. Key export markets include Spain, Italy, Russia, Lebanon, Egypt, Germany, Poland, Israel, Algeria, Romania, and Asia.