This report forecasts US mica demand and production in metric tons to 2019. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: dry ground, wet ground, and sheet. Total demand is also segmented by application as follows: joint compounds, paint, plastic, and other applications.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total production, and the various demand segments are provided in annual series from 2004 to 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, global mica production, trade, environmental and regulatory factors, and pricing trends. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and applications, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and application 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 25-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.