Asia Pacific region dominates the global fumed silica market accounting for over a quarter of the market share. This can be attributed to greater consumption in emerging economies such as India and China and the growing demand for personal care products. In India, the pharmaceutical industry is the largest consumer of fumed silica. India is also the largest distributor of generic drugs worldwide, with a major customer base in the USA and UK. China is the largest manufacturer of paints and coatings in this region. These factors combined are expected to boost the global market growth as well.