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World Industrial Silica Sand

World demand to rise 5.6%annually through 2018

Global demand for industrial silica sand is forecast to advance 5.6 percent per year to 289 million metric tons in 2018. Accelerations in construction spending and manufacturing output worldwide are expected to drive growth in important silica sand-consuming industries, including the glass, foundry, and building products sectors. Particularly rapid gains are projected for the hydraulic fracturing market as horizontal drilling for shale oil and gas resources expands, largely in North America. Nevertheless, faster gains in the overall market will be constrained by ongoing efforts to incorporate higher volumes of recycled glass cullet in the manufacture of glass containers. In addition, increased reclamation of foundry sand is expected to limit demand for industrial sand used in the production of metal casting molds.


China to remain leading silica sand consumer

China is expected to retain its position as the leading world market for industrial silica sand through 2018, accounting for over one-third of global demand. The country's massive glass industry, the largest worldwide, will continue to bolster industrial sand consumption for the production of windows, electronic display screens, photovoltaic panels, and other flat glass products. China's container glass industry will drive further silica sand sales, supported by rising production of glass bottles, particularly in the alcoholic beverage sector. In India, foundry activity will advance at a healthy pace, spurring the production of sand molds to manufacture automotive, machine tool, wind turbine, and other types of metal castings. Indonesia is also projected to register strong growth in industrial sand sales through 2018, supported by swift advances in the output of glass products and metal castings, combined with increased hydraulic fracturing activity.

Hydraulic fracturing to drive growth in North America

Demand for silica sand in North America is forecast to rise at a faster annual pace than all other regional markets. Consumption gains in the US and Canada will underpin regional growth, driven by expansion in the countries' respective hydraulic fracturing segments. Ongoing strength in US oilfield activity will boost demand for sand proppants, as will increases in the number of fracturing stages per well. Consumption of silica sand in Western Europe is projected to register more modest annual gains through 2018, though such growth will mark a rebound from the declines registered between 2008 and 2013. Recoveries in building construction and manufacturing activity, including a turnaround in flat glass output, will stimulate renewed demand for industrial sand in the region.

Glass industry to drive growth worldwide

The glass market represents the leading outlet for industrial silica sand, accounting for 42 percent of world demand in 2013. Glass container manufacturing comprises just over one-third of the market; flat glass and other glass products such as fiberglass account for the remainder of global demand. Silica sand suppliers are expected to benefit from strong gains in construction spending and manufacturing output, which will boost the production of glass products used in buildings, motor vehicles, furniture, and appliances.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, World Industrial Silica Sand, presents historical demand data (2003, 2008, 2013) plus forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by market, world region, and for 19 major countries. The study also assesses market environment factors, details the industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles key industry competitors worldwide such as Fairmount Santrol, Sibelco and US Silica.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • General
  • World Economic Overview
    • Recent Historical Trends
    • World Economic Outlook
  • World Demographic Outlook
  • World Manufacturing Outlook
  • World Glass Outlook
    • Glass Packaging
    • Flat Glass
    • Glass Recycling
  • World Crude Steel Outlook
  • World Oil & Gas Drilling Outlook
    • Hydraulic Fracturing & Shale Development
  • World Construction Outlook
  • World Chemicals Outlook
  • Silica Sand Pricing Trends
  • Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

III. WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND

  • General
  • Regional Overview
    • Demand
    • Production
    • International Trade
  • Demand by Market
    • Glass
      • Container Glass
      • Flat & Other Glass
    • Foundry
    • Hydraulic Fracturing
    • Building Products
    • Chemicals
    • Other Markets

IV. NORTH AMERICA

  • Economic Overview
  • Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico

V. WESTERN EUROPE

  • Economic Overview
  • Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • Other Western Europe

VI. ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Economic Overview
  • Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Indonesia
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • Taiwan
  • Other Asia/Pacific

VII. OTHER REGIONS

  • Central & South America
    • Economic Overview
    • Silica Sand Supply & Demand
    • Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
    • Brazil
    • Other Central & South America
  • Eastern Europe
    • Economic Overview
    • Silica Sand Supply & Demand
    • Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Other Eastern Europe
  • Africa/Mideast
    • Economic Overview
    • Silica Sand Supply & Demand
    • Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
    • Turkey
    • Other Africa/Mideast

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • General
  • Market Composition
  • Market Share
  • Production
  • Marketing
  • Distribution
  • Cooperative Agreements
  • Acquisitions & Divestitures

Company Profiles

  • Adwan Chemical Industries Company Limited
  • Austsand Mining, see Tochu
  • Badger Mining Corporation
  • Bathgate Silica Sand Limited
  • Best Sand, see Fairmount Santrol
  • Cadre Services, see US Silica Holdings
  • Caobar SA
  • Cape Flattery Silica Mines Proprietary, see Mitsubishi
  • CEMEX SAB de CV
  • Chongqing Changjiang Moulding Material Group Company Limited
  • D&I Silica, see Hi-Crush Partners
  • Earth Commodities Bundaberg Proprietary Limited
  • Egyptian International Industrial MineralsE, see Minerali Industriali
  • Emerge Energy Services LP
  • EOG Resources Incorporated
  • EUROQUARZ GmbH
  • Fairmount Santrol Incorporated
  • flexFrac Proppant Sand Suppliers LLC
  • FTS International Services LLC
  • Great Plains Sand, see Fairmount Santrol
  • Grupo Villar Mir SAU
  • Haryana Ceramic & Allied Products Industries
  • Hi-Crush Partners LP
  • Holcim Limited
  • Industrias del Cuarzo, see Saint-Gobain
  • JSC KGOK
  • Kaolin AD, see Quarzwerke
  • Kemerton Silica Sand Proprietary, see Tochu
  • Lochaline Quartz Sand, see Minerali Industriali
  • Manley Brothers of Indiana
  • Midwest Frac and Sands, see Emerge Energy Services
  • Mineração Jundu Limitada, see Saint-Gobain and SCRSibelco
  • Minerali Industriali Srl
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Nugent Sand Company
  • Pattison Sand Company LLC
  • Pioneer Natural Resources Company
  • Preferred Sands LLC
  • Premier Silica, see Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Quarzwerke GmbH
  • Saint-Gobain
  • SAMIN, see Saint-Gobain
  • SamQuarz Proprietary, see Grupo Villar MirU
  • SCR-Sibelco NV
  • Superior Silica Sands, see Emerge Energy Services
  • Taiwan Glass Industry Corporation
  • Tochu Corporation
  • Türkiye Sise ve Cam Fabrikalari AS
  • Unimin, see SCR-Sibelco
  • US Silica Holdings Incorporated
  • Victory Nickel Incorporated
  • Xinyi Golden Ruite Quartz Materials Company Limited
  • Wedron Silica, see Fairmount Santrol
  • Wexford Sand, see Fairmount Santrol
  • Winn Bay Sand, see Preferred Sands
  • Wisconsin Industrial Sand, see Fairmount Santrol
  • Zhuzhou Kibing Group Company Limited
  • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Summary Table

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • World Gross Domestic Product by Region
  • World Population by Region
  • World Manufacturing Value Added by Region
  • World Glass Packaging Demand by Region
  • World Flat Glass Production by Region
  • World Crude Steel Production by Region
  • World Oil & Gas Wells Drilled by Region & Trajectory
  • World Construction Expenditures by Type & Region
  • World Chemical Manufacturing Value Added by Region
  • World Silica Sand Prices

SECTION III -- WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND

  • World Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Region
  • World Silica Sand Production by Region
  • World Silica Sand Net Exports by Region
  • World Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • World Glass Demand for Silica Sand by Segment & Region
  • World Container Glass Demand for Silica Sand by Region
  • World Flat & Other Glass Demand for Silica Sand by Region
  • World Foundry Demand for Silica Sand by Region
  • World Hydraulic Fracturing Demand for Silica Sand by Region
  • World Building Products Demand for Silica Sand by Region
  • World Chemical Demand for Silica Sand by Region
  • World Demand for Silica Sand Used in Other Markets by Region

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

  • North America: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • North America: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • United States: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • United States: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Canada: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Canada: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Mexico: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Mexico: Silica Sand Demand by Market

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

  • Western Europe: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Western Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Germany: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Germany: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • France: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • France: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Italy: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Italy: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • United Kingdom: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • United Kingdom: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Spain: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Spain: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Other Western Europe: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Other Western Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Market

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • China: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • China: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • India: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • India: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Japan: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Japan: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Indonesia: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Indonesia: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • South Korea: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • South Korea: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Australia: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Australia: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Taiwan: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Taiwan: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Demand by Market

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

  • Central & South America: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Central & South America: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Brazil: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Brazil: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Other Central & South America: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Other Central & South America: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Russia: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Russia: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Poland: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Poland: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Other Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Other Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Turkey: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Turkey: Silica Sand Demand by Market
  • Other Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
  • Other Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Demand by Market

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • World Silica Sand Sales by Company, 2013
  • Selected Cooperative Agreements
  • Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND

  • World Silica Sand Demand by Region, 2013
  • World Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2013

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

  • North America: Silica Sand Demand by Country, 2013
  • North America: Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2013

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

  • Western Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Country, 2013
  • Western Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2013

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Demand by Country, 2013
  • Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Demand by Market

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • World Silica Sand Market Share, 2013
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