This report forecasts US industrial silica sand demand in metric tons to 2018. Total demand is segmented by market as follows: hydraulic fracturing, container glass, flat and other glass, foundry, building products, chemicals, and other markets.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2003 to 2013; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2008 and 2013. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical market size and trends, key economic indicators, environmental and regulatory factors, and NAFTA demand. A Demand Segmentation and Forecasts section defines markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each market segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 22-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.