This report forecasts US industrial silica sand demand and production in metric tons to 2020. Demand is also forecasted to 2020 in US dollars at the manufacturers' level. Total demand in metric tons is segmented by market in terms of: hydraulic fracturing, foundry, container glass, flat glass, other types of glass, building products, chemicals, and other markets.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand in both volume and value terms, and total production in volume terms, are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, environmental and regulatory factors, and NAFTA demand. A 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 identifies 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.