This report forecasts total world demand in 2020 for industrial silica sand by market in metric tons and US dollars at the manufacturers' level, as well as by major world region in metric tons. Market segments include: glass, foundry, hydraulic fracturing, building products, chemicals, and other markets. Major world regions include: North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, and all other regions. Demand by market segment in metric tons is also forecast for each major world region.
To illustrate historical trends world and market demand in both volume and value terms, and regional demand (including market segments) in volume terms, are provided for 2010 and 2015. Finally, world production in metric tons is segmented by major world region and provided for 2010, 2015, and 2020.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing to serve global demand, as well as their market share. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 29-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.