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Global and China Refractory Material Industry Report, 2014-2016

Refractory material is one of the indispensible materials in such high-temperature industries as iron and steel, building materials, chemicals, nonferrous metals, etc. Over 70% of refractory materials worldwide are applied in iron and steel smelting, 17% in building material industry and 4% in chemical industry.

Now, China is the largest producer and exporter of refractory materials around the globe. In 2013, China's refractory material output hit 28.189 million tons, sweeping more than 66% of the world's total; export volume topped 1.769 million tons, 51.7 times the import volume.

Despite the global leading position, Chinese refractory materials have been confronted with the prominent problem of overcapacity in recent years. Additionally, subject to growth slowdown in downstream sectors, the falling demand and other factors, market competition intensifies. Enterprises in the field received reduced orders and saw sales volume in decline, some companies even in the red.

According to statistics of The Association of China Refractories Industry (ACRI), in 2013, 59 key refractory material companies in China posted a year-on-year rise of 3.19% in refractory material output and a year-on-year increase of 2.83% in sales but a year-on-year drop of 10.36% in profit.

In the future, Chinese refractory material industry will enter a range of lower growth and may even experience some slight decrease. It is projected that during 2014-2016, Chinese refractory material output will register an AAGR of around 3.8%.

Against the sluggish market, companies at home and abroad have made breakthroughs in various ways, in which merging and reorganization becomes an edge tool in improving market concentration.

RHI is the largest refractory material company with 33 plants in the world, 4 of which are located in China, capable of producing 1.7 million tons of refractory materials annually. In 2013, RHI gained 69.6% equity of Orient Refractories Ltd. via two successive acquisitions; in 2014, RHI planned to take over one raw material plant in Erzurum, Turkey of Cihan Group and the mining right.

Vesuvius was once acquired by Cookson Group in 1986 and got separated from it at the end of 2012 and listed in London Stock Exchange. 2013 witnessed Vesuvius achieve revenue of GBP1.41 billion, in which GBP460 million came from refractory materials.

Puyang Refractories Group Co., Ltd. has successively acquired and reorganized Kunming Iron and Steel Refractories, Shanghai Baoming Refractories Co. Ltd., Jiaozuo Bigger Refractories Co., Ltd. and so forth; in 2013, Puyang Refractories gained 100% equity of Zhengzhou Huawei Refractories Co., Ltd. and in 2014 it planned to obtain 100% stake of Maanshan Yushan Metallurgical New Materials Co., Ltd. and 100% stake of Zhengzhou Huite Refractory Material Co., Ltd. via merger and acquisition.

Shandong Luyang Share Co., Ltd. brought in the overseas strategic investor - Unifrax Asia-Pacific Holding Limited, and gained 100% stake of Unifrax (Suzhou) in Aug. 2014.

Beijing Lier High-temperature Materials Co., Ltd. finalized its mergers and acquisitions of Liaoning Jinhong Mining and Liaoning Zhongxing Mining in 2013 and planned to spend RMB61.39 million in acquiring 100% equity of Shanghai Xintaishan High-temperature Engineering Materials Co., Ltd. (held by Shanxi Xixiaoping Refractories Co., Ltd.) in 2014.

M&A Events of Major Refractory Material Enterprises Worldwide, 2012-2014

                  Source: Global and China Refractory Material Industry Report, 2014-2016;ResearchInChina.

Global and China Refractory Material Industry Report, 2014-2016 mainly analyzes the followings:

  • Development of global refractory material industry;
  • Policy and industry environment of Chinese refractory material industry;
  • Markey supply & demand, competitive landscape, etc. of Chinese refractory material market;
  • Development and major companies of refractory product segments such as basic refractory materials, unshaped refractory materials, ceramic fiber, etc.
  • Upstream/downstream refractory material market analysis;
  • Operation and refractory material business analysis of 7 key refractory material companies in the world and 8 ones in China.

Table of Contents

1. Profile of Refractory Materials

  • 1.1. Definition and Classification
    • 1.1.1. Definition
    • 1.1.2. Classification
  • 1.2. Industry Chain

2. Development of Refractory Materials Worldwide

  • 2.1. Market Supply & Demand
    • 2.1.1. Production
    • 2.1.2. Demand
  • 2.2. Major Countires/Regions
    • 2.2.1. Europe
    • 2.2.2. USA
    • 2.2.3. Japan
    • 2.3.4. India
    • 2.3.5. Australia
    • 2.3.6. Brazil
  • 2.3. Key Enterprises

3. Development Environment of Refractory Materials in China

  • 3.1. Major Policies
  • 3.2. Trade Environment
    • 3.2.1. Anti-dumping
    • 3.2.2. Export Quota
  • 3.3. Industry Environment

4. Refractory Material Market in China

  • 4.1. Market Supply & Demand
    • 4.1.1. Production
    • 4.1.2. Consumption
  • 4.2. Import & Export
    • 4.2.1. Export
    • 4.2.2. Import
  • 4.3. Competition
    • 4.3.1. Regional Pattern
    • 4.3.2. Company Pattern

5. Refractory Product Segments

  • 5.1. Basic Refractory Materials
    • 5.1.1. Development
    • 5.1.2. Chrome-free Basic Refractory Materials
    • 5.1.3. Competitive Landscape
  • 5.2. Unshaped Refractory Materials
    • 5.2.1. Development
    • 5.2.2. Company Competition.
  • 5.3. Ceramic Fiber
    • 5.3.1. Development
    • 5.3.2. Key Enterprises
    • 5.3.3. Development Prospects

6. Upstream/Downstream Refractory Materials in China

  • 6.1. Refractory Raw Material Market
    • 6.1.1. Magnesite
    • 6.1.2. Bauxite
    • 6.1.3. Graphite
  • 6.2. Downstream Refractory Material Market
    • 6.2.1. Overview
    • 6.2.2. Refractory Materials for Steel Industry
    • 6.2.3. Refractory Materials for Glass Industry
    • 6.2.4. Refractory Materials for Cement Industry

7. Key Companies Worldwide

  • 7.1. RHI
    • 7.1.1. Profile
    • 7.1.2. Operation
    • 7.1.3. Development in China
  • 7.2. Vesuvius
    • 7.2.1. Profile
    • 7.2.2. Operation
    • 7.2.3. Refractory Material Business
    • 7.2.4. Development in China
  • 7.3. Magnesita Refratários
    • 7.3.1. Profile
    • 7.3.2. Operation
    • 7.3.3. Refractory Material Business
    • 7.3.4. Development in China
  • 7.4. Krosaki Harima
    • 7.4.1. Profile
    • 7.4.2. Operation
    • 7.4.3. Development in China
  • 7.5. Shinagawa Refractories
    • 7.5.1. Profile
    • 7.5.2. Operation
    • 7.5.3. Development in China
  • 7.6. Saint-Gobain
    • 7.6.1. Profile
    • 7.6.2. Operation
    • 7.6.3. Development in China
  • 7.7. Morgan Advanced Materials (Formerly Morgan Crucible)
    • 7.7.1. Profile
    • 7.7.2. Operation
    • 7.7.3. Development in China

8. Key Enterprises in China

  • 8.1. Puyang Refractories Group Co., Ltd.
    • 8.1.1. Profile
    • 8.1.2. Operation
    • 8.1.3. Revenue Structure
    • 8.1.4. Gross Margin
    • 8.1.5. Development Strategy
  • 8.2. Shandong Luyang Share Co., Ltd.
    • 8.2.1. Profile
    • 8.2.2. Operation
    • 8.2.3. Revenue Structure
    • 8.2.4. Gross Margin
    • 8.2.5. Development Strategy
  • 8.3. Ruitai Materials Technology Co., Ltd.
    • 8.3.1. Profile
    • 8.3.2. Operation
    • 8.3.3. Revenue Structure
    • 8.3.4. Gross Margin
    • 8.3.5. Operation of Subsidiaries
    • 8.3.6. Development Strategy
  • 8.4. Beijing Lier High-temperature Materials Co., Ltd.
    • 8.4.1. Profile
    • 8.4.2. Operation
    • 8.4.3. Revenue Structure
    • 8.4.4. Gross Margin
    • 8.4.5. Development Strategy
  • 8.5. Zhejiang Jinlei Refractories Co., Ltd.
    • 8.5.1. Profile
    • 8.5.2. Operation
    • 8.5.3. Revenue Structure
    • 8.5.4. Gross Margin
    • 8.5.5. Key Projects
    • 8.5.6. Development Strategy
  • 8.6. Zhejiang Zili Corporation Limited
    • 8.6.1. Profile
    • 8.6.2. Operation
    • 8.6.3. Revenue Structure
    • 8.6.4. Major Clients
    • 8.6.5. Development Strategy
  • 8.7. Yingkou Qinghua Group Co., Ltd.
    • 8.7.1. Profile
    • 8.7.2. Operation
    • 8.7.3. Key Projects
  • 8.8. Yingkou Jinlong Refractories Group Co., Ltd
    • 8.8.1. Profile
    • 8.8.2. Operation
  • 8.9. Shandong Refractories Group Co., Ltd.
    • 8.9.1. Profile
    • 8.9.2. Operation
    • 8.9.3. Major Subsidiaries
  • 8.10. Tongda Refractory Technologies, Co. Ltd.
    • 8.10.1. Profile
    • 8.10.2. Operation
    • 8.10.3. Key Projects
  • 8.11. Sinosteel Refractory Co., Ltd.
    • 8.11.1. Profile
    • 8.11.2. Operation
  • 8.12. Jiangsu Sujia Group Co., Ltd.
    • 8.12.1. Profile
    • 8.12.2. Operation
  • 8.13. Haicheng Houying Tade Group Co., Ltd
    • 8.13.1. Profile
    • 8.13.2. Operation
    • 8.13.3. Key Projects
  • 8.14. Shanxi Xixiaoping Refractories Co., Ltd.
    • 8.14.1. Profile
    • 8.14.2. Operation
  • 8.15. Others
    • 8.15.1. Zhengzhou Zhengdong Technology Co., Ltd.
    • 8.15.2. Shandong Luqiao New Materials Co., Ltd.
    • 8.15.3. Sinosteel Luoyang Institute of Refractories Research Co., Ltd.
    • 8.15.4. Haicheng Magnesite Refractory General Factory

9. Summary and Forecast

  • 9.1. Market
  • 9.2. Enterprise

Selected Charts:

  • Classification of Refractory Material
  • Industry Chain of Refractory Material
  • Output of Refractory Materials Worldwide, 2011-2016E
  • Output Structure of Refractory Materials Worldwide by Country/Region, 2013
  • Demand for Refractory Materials Worldwide, 2009-2016E
  • Production Structure of Refractory Materials in Europe by Product, 2013
  • Application Fields and % of Refractory Materials in Brazil
  • Policies on Refractory Material in China, 2009-2014
  • Total Export Quota of Main Refractory Raw Materials in China, 2012-2014
  • Major Economic Indicators of Refractory Material Industry in China, 2011-2014
  • Output and YoY Growth of Refractory Materials in China, 2003-2016E
  • Output of Refractory Materials by Product in China, 2009-2014
  • Output of Refractory Materials in Major Provinces/Cities of China, 2012-2013
  • Apparent Consumption of Refractory Materials in China, 2011-2014
  • Annual Consumption of Refractory Materials (by Downstream Industry) in China
  • Import and Export Volume of Refractory Materials in China, 2011-2014
  • Export Volume of China's Refractory Materials by Product, 2009-2014
  • Export Volume and % of China's Refractory Materials by Country, 2013
  • Export Volume Structure of China's Basic Refractory Materials by Country, 2013
  • Export Volume Structure of China's Alumina-Silica Refractories by Country, 2013
  • Import Volume of China's Refractory Materials by Product, 2011-2014
  • Output Structure of Refractory Materials (by Province/City) in China, 2013
  • Sales of Major Refractory Material Companies in China, 2013
  • Major Basic Refractory Raw Materials and Refractory Products
  • Typical Applications of Basic Refractory Materials
  • Application of Chromium-free Basic Firebrick in Developed Countries
  • Technology Roadmaps and Key Manufacturers of Chromium-free Basic Firebrick Substitutes
  • Comparison between Shaped Refractory Materials and Unshaped Refractory Materials
  • Proportion of Unshaped Refractory Materials in Major Countries/Regions, 2013
  • Application Fields and % of Ceramic Fiber in China
  • Output of Ceramic Fiber in China, 2007-2016E
  • Subsidiaries of the World's Leading Ceramic Fiber Manufacturers in China
  • Key Enterprises of Ceramic Fiber in China and Their Capacity, 2014H1
  • Substitution Advantages of Ceramic Fiber
  • Distribution of Magnesite Reserves Worldwide, 2013
  • Distribution Chart of Magnesite Resources in China
  • Output of Magnesite in Major Countries, 2012-2013
  • Export Volume of Magnesia in China, 2009-2014
  • Distribution of Bauxite Reserves Worldwide, 2012
  • Output of Bauxite in Major Countries, 2011-2012
  • Export Volume of Refractory Aluminum Clay in China, 2009-2014
  • Distribution of Natural Graphite Reserves Worldwide, 2013
  • Output and Application of Natural Graphite Worldwide, 2012
  • Distribution of Major Graphite Deposits in China
  • Export Volume of Natural Flake Graphite in China, 2009-2014
  • Output of Major Downstream Refractory Material Industries, 2012-2014
  • Refractory Materials for Iron and Steel Industry
  • Output and YoY Growth of Crude Steel in Major Regions Worldwide, 2013
  • Output and YoY Growth of Crude Steel in China, 2003-2014
  • Major Enterprises and Clients of Refractory Materials for Iron and Steel Industry in China
  • Distribution Chart of Refractory Materials for Glass Melting Furnace
  • Utilization Rate of Various Refractory Materials in Glass Furnace
  • Consumption of Fused Cast Aluminum Oxide for Various Glass Furnaces
  • Key Companies of Fused Cast Refractory Material in China and Their Leading Products
  • Application of Refractory Materials in Cement Kiln
  • Output of Cement in China, 2005-2014
  • Major Bases and Clients Worldwide of RHI, 2013
  • Development Course of RHI
  • Revenue and Profit of RHI, 2008-2014
  • Revenue Breakdown of RHI (by Business), 2011-2014
  • Operating Revenue Structure of RHI, 2013
  • Refractory Material Companies of RHI in China
  • Sales of RHI in China, 2010-2013
  • Revenue and Profit of Vesuvius, 2009-2014
  • Revenue Breakdown of Vesuvius (by Business), 2009-2014
  • Refractory Materials Revenue of Vesuvius, 2011-2014
  • Revenue and YoY Growth of Vesuvius (by Region) in 2013
  • Refractory Material Companies of Vesuvius in China
  • Global Layout of Magnesita
  • Net Revenue and Net Income of Magnesita, 2010-2014
  • Revenue Structure of Magnesita (by Business), 2012-2014
  • Major Economic Indicators of Refractory Materials of Magnesita (by Quarter), 2012-2014
  • Revenue Structure of Refractory Materials of Magnesita (by Region), 2012-2014
  • Revenue Structure of Refractory Materials of Magnesita (by Application), 2012-2014
  • Refractory Material Companies of Magnesita in China
  • Net Revenue and Net Income of Magnesita in China, 2010-2012
  • Development Course of Krosaki
  • Net Sales and Net Income of Krosaki, FY2007-FY2013
  • Net Sales of Krosaki (by Business), FY2010-FY2013
  • Net Sales of Krosaki (by Region), FY2010-FY2013
  • Development History of Shinagawa
  • Main Products of Shinagawa
  • Net Sales and Profit before Tax of Shinagawa, FY2003-FY2013
  • Major Economic Indicators of Shinagawa, FY2012-FY2013
  • Sales Breakdown of Shinagawa (by Business), FY2012-FY2013
  • Overseas Sales of Shinagawa, FY2004-FY2013
  • Distribution of Shinagawa's Companies in China
  • Major Economic Indicators of Saint-Gobain, 2004-2013
  • Major Application Fields and Competitors of Refractory Materials of Saint-Gobain
  • Sales and Operating Income Structure of Saint-Gobain (by Business), 2013
  • Sales and Operating Income Structure of Saint-Gobain (by Region), 2013
  • Refractory Material Companies of Saint-Gobain in China
  • Turnover of Saint-Gobain in China, 2006-2013
  • Revenue and Profit of Morgan Advanced Materials, 2009-2014
  • Revenue Breakdown of Morgan Advanced Materials (by Region/Country), 2012-2013
  • Revenue Breakdown of Morgan Advanced Materials (by Application Industry), 2012-2013
  • Major Companies of Morgan Advanced Materials in China
  • Revenue and Net Income of PRCO, 2007-2014
  • Output and Sales Volume of Refractory Materials of PRCO, 2011-2013
  • Operating Revenue and YoY Growth of PRCO (by Product), 2012-2014
  • Operating Revenue of PRCO (by Region), 2008-2014
  • Operating Revenue and % of PRCO (by Target Customer), 2011-2013
  • Operating Revenue and % of PRCO (by Sales Model), 2011-2013
  • Gross Margin of Refractory Materials of PRCO, 2008-2014
  • Gross Margin of Major Products of PRCO, 2012-2014
  • M&A Events of PRCO, 2009-2014
  • Subsidiaries of PRCO, 2014H1
  • Revenue and Net Income of Luyang Share, 2007-2014
  • Output and Sales Volume of Refractory Materials of Luyang Share, 2011-2013
  • Operating Revenue of Luyang Share by Product, 2010-2014
  • Operating Revenue of Luyang Share by Region, 2010-2014
  • Consolidated Gross Margin of Luyang Share, 2007-2014
  • Gross Margin of Luyang Share (by Product), 2007-2014
  • Revenue and Net Income of Ruitai Technology, 2007-2014
  • Output and Sales Volume of Refractory Materials of Ruitai Technology, 2011-2013
  • Operating Revenue of Ruitai Technology (by Product), 2011-2014
  • Operating Revenue of Ruitai Technology (by Region), 2008-2014
  • Gross Margin of Refractory Materials of Ruitai Technology, 2008-2014
  • Gross Margin of Ruitai Technology (by Product), 2011-2014
  • Revenue and Net Income of Ruitai Technology's Major Subsidiaries, 2013
  • Revenue and Net Income of Beijing Lier, 2008-2014
  • Output and Sales Volume of Refractory Materials of Beijing Lier, 2011-2013
  • Operating Revenue of Beijing Lier (by Product), 2012-2014
  • Operating Revenue of Beijing Lier (by Region), 2010-2014
  • Gross Margin of Refractory Materials of Beijing Lier, 2008-2014
  • Gross Margin of Beijing Lier (by Product), 2012-2014
  • Revenue and Net Income of Zhejiang Jinlei Refractories, 2008-2014
  • Major Products and Application Fields of Zhejiang Jinlei Refractories
  • Output and Sales Volume of Refractory Materials of Zhejiang Jinlei Refractories, 2011-2013
  • Operating Revenue of Zhejiang Jinlei Refractories (by Product), 2010-2014
  • Operating Revenue of Zhejiang Jinlei Refractories (by Region), 2012-2014
  • Gross Margin of Zhejiang Jinlei Refractories, 2008-2014
  • Gross Margin of Main Products of Zhejiang Jinlei Refractories, 2008-2014
  • Fundraising Projects of Zhejiang Jinlei Refractories, 2014
  • Capacity of Fundraising Projects of Zhejiang Jinlei Refractories, 2009-2015E
  • Major Economic Indicators of Zhejiang Zili, 2011-2013
  • Output and Sales Volume of Main Products of Zhejiang Zili, 2011-2013
  • Operating Revenue of Zhejiang Zili (by Product), 2011-2013
  • Operating Revenue Structure of Zhejiang Zili (by Sales Model), 2011-2013
  • Zhejiang Zili's Revenue from Top 5 Clients and % of Total Revenue, 2011-2013
  • Construction Scheme of Fundraising Projects of Zhejiang Zili, 2014
  • Major Products and Applications of Yingkou Qinghua Group
  • Output of Refractory Materials of Yingkou Qinghua Refractory Material, 2012-2014
  • Capacity of Yingkou Jinlong Refractories Group (by Product), 2014
  • Refractory Material Subsidiaries of Yingkou Jinlong Refractories Group and Their Major Products and Capacity, 2014
  • Development History of Shandong Refractories Group
  • Capacity of Major Subsidiaries/Branches of Shandong Refractories Group
  • Revenue and Net Income of Tongda Refractory Technologies, 2011-2014
  • Output of Refractory Materials of Jiangsu Sujia Group, 2012-2014
  • Major Refractory Material Products of Haicheng Houying Trade Group
  • Sales and Taxes of Haicheng Houying Trade Group, 2009-2013
  • Output of Refractory Materials of Haicheng Houying Trade Group, 2012-2014
  • Major Economic Indicators of Shanxi Xixiaoping Refractories, 2013
  • Capacity of Haicheng Magnesite by Product
  • Revenue and YoY Growth of Haicheng Magnesite, 2007-2015E
  • Growth Rates for Output and Export Volume of Refractory Materials in China, 2010-2016E
  • Sales of Major Refractory Material Companies Worldwide, 2013
  • Top 10 Refractory Material Companies by Output in China, 2013
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