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World Abrasives


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World Abrasives

World demand to rise nearly 6% annually through 2017
Worldwide demand for abrasives is forecast to expand nearly six percent per annum through 2017 to just under $40 billion, an acceleration over the 2007- 2012 pace. Abrasives sales are expected to improve greatly in North America and Western Europe. The Africa/Mideast region, Central and South America, and Eastern Europe will perform much better through 2017 as well. In contrast, gains in the Asia/Pacific region are expected to decelerate modestly between 2012 and 2017, after more than a decade of rapid abrasives demand growth. However, the Asia/Pacific abrasives market will still outperform all other regions during this time. In terms of products, paper and other coated abrasives are expected to see the fastest gains through 2017, followed by metallic products and superabrasives. Transportation equipment and fabricated metals will be the best performing end use markets during this period.

China to account for more than half of all new demand
About 55 percent of all additional abrasives demand generated between 2012 and 2017 will be attributable to China, the world’s leading consumer of these products. Abrasives sales in the country are projected to rise 10 percent per year through 2017. As the Chinese abrasives market matures, however, growth is expected to decelerate noticeably from the breakneck pace of the last decade. Massive gains in manufacturing activity, rising living standards, and additional foreign investment will stimulate product demand in China. As the country’s durable goods industries become more sophisticated, the intensity of abrasives use -- relative to GDP, manufacturing value added, and population size -- will increase noticeably.

Sales of abrasives to accelerate outside of Asia
Following several years of losses during the recession-plagued 2007-2012 period, sales of abrasives in Western Europe are projected to expand nearly two percent per annum between 2012 and 2017. As the region recovers from the financial crisis, production of durable goods is expected to rebound, generating additional demand for abrasives. North America will record considerably faster growth through 2017 than during the previous five-year period as well, for similar reasons. Sales of abrasives in the Africa/Mideast region, Central and South America, and Eastern Europe are expected to accelerate, as their durable goods sectors mature. More sophisticated industries generally require a greater level of abrasives. Additionally, demand for higher-end abrasives will increase, adding to market gains.

Coated, metallic, & superabrasives to gain ground
The coated abrasives segment is projected to remain the leading product type through 2017, growing at an aboveaverage pace. Healthy advances in manufacturing and construction activity, together with large consumer product demand gains, will stimulate paper and other coated abrasives consumption. Metallic abrasives, which are largely used in metalworking plants, foundries, and machine tool factories, are forecast to be the second fastest growing product through 2017 because these and similar industries will grow significantly. Finally, end users will require more advanced and specialized abrasives in the future, as their operations become more sophisticated. This trend will greatly boost global demand for superabrasives.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD ABRASIVES DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
      • Table CHART II-1 - WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION, 2012
    • World Gross Fixed Investment Trends
      • Table WORLD GROSS FIXED INVESTMENT BY REGION
    • World Population Outlook
      • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
    • Pricing Patterns
      • Table WORLD ABRASIVES PRICING TRENDS
    • Abrasives Properties
    • Technological Trends
    • Regulatory Environment
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Regional Overview
      • Demand
        • Table WORLD ABRASIVES DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-1 - WORLD ABRASIVES DEMAND BY REGION, 2012
      • Production
        • Table WORLD ABRASIVES PRODUCTION BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-2 WORLD ABRASIVES PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2012
    • International Trade
      • Table WORLD ABRASIVES NET EXPORTS BY REGION
    • Demand by Product
      • Table WORLD ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART III-3 WORLD ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2012
      • Nonmetallic
        • Table WORLD NONMETALLIC ABRASIVES DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table WORLD COATED ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & REGION
        • Table WORLD BONDED ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & REGION
        • Table WORLD LOOSE GRAINS & POWDERS DEMAND BY REGION
      • Metallic
        • Table WORLD METALLIC ABRASIVES DEMAND BY REGION
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-4 WORLD ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET, 2012
      • Durable Goods Manufacturing
        • Table WORLD DURABLE GOODS MANUFACTURING ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET & REGION
        • Table WORLD MACHINERY MANUFACTURING ABRASIVES DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table WORLD TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING ABRASIVES DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table WORLD FABRICATED METALS MANUFACTURING ABRASIVES DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table WORLD ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING ABRASIVES DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table WORLD DEMAND FOR ABRASIVES IN OTHER DURABLE GOODS MANUFACTURING MARKETS BY REGION
      • Cleaning & Maintenance
        • Table WORLD CLEANING & MAINTENANCE ABRASIVES DEMAND BY REGION
      • Other Markets
        • Table WORLD DEMAND FOR ABRASIVES IN OTHER MARKETS BY REGION
    • Abrasives Raw Materials Demand
      • Table WORLD ABRASIVES RAW MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION
      • Table CHART III-5 WORLD ABRASIVES RAW MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE, 2012
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: Abrasives Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012
    • North America: Abrasives Markets
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
    • North America: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • United States
      • United States: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Abrasives Markets
        • Table UNITED STATES: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • United States: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table UNITED STATES: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Canada
      • Canada: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Abrasives Markets
        • Table CANADA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Canada: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table CANADA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Abrasives Markets
        • Table MEXICO: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Mexico: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table MEXICO: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: Abrasives Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012
    • Western Europe: Abrasives Markets
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Western Europe: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Germany
      • Germany: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Abrasives Markets
        • Table GERMANY: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Germany: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table GERMANY: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Italy
      • Italy: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Abrasives Markets
        • Table ITALY: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Italy: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table ITALY: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Abrasives Markets
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • United Kingdom: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • France
      • France: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Abrasives Markets
        • Table FRANCE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • France: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table FRANCE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Spain
      • Spain: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Abrasives Markets
        • Table SPAIN: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Spain: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table SPAIN: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Abrasives Markets
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Western Europe: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Western Europe: Abrasives Products & Suppliers by Country
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: Abrasives Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012
    • Asia/Pacific: Abrasives Markets
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Asia/Pacific: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • China
      • China: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Abrasives Markets
        • Table CHINA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • China: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table CHINA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Japan
      • Japan: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Abrasives Markets
        • Table JAPAN: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Japan: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table JAPAN: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Abrasives Markets
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • South Korea: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • India
      • India: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Abrasives Markets
        • Table INDIA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • India: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table INDIA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table TAIWAN: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Taiwan: Abrasives Markets
        • Table TAIWAN: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Taiwan: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table TAIWAN: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Thailand
      • Thailand: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table THAILAND: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Thailand: Abrasives Markets
        • Table THAILAND: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Thailand: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table THAILAND: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table INDONESIA: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Indonesia: Abrasives Markets
        • Table INDONESIA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Indonesia: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table INDONESIA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Abrasives Markets
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Abrasives Markets
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Central & South America: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table BRAZIL: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Eastern Europe: Abrasives Markets
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Eastern Europe: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table RUSSIA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table POLAND: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table POLAND: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: Abrasives Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Africa/Mideast: Abrasives Markets
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Africa/Mideast: Abrasives Products & Suppliers
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table TURKEY: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table TURKEY: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table REVENUES FOR SELECTED ABRASIVES PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS, 2012
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD ABRASIVES MARKET SHARE, 2012
    • Product Development & Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Acquisitions, Mergers, &Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Company Profiles
      • Almatis GmbH
      • Asahi Diamond Industrial Company Limited
      • Bosch (Robert) GmbH
      • Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
      • Calumet Abrasives
      • Carborundum Universal Limited
      • Deerfos Company Limited
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Fujimi Incorporated
      • Global Material Technologies Incorporated
      • Henan Huanghe Whirlwind Company Limited
      • Hermes Schleifmittel GmbH & Company KG
      • HuBei Yuli Abrasive Belt Group Company Limited
      • Imerys SA
      • Jason Incorporated
      • Jiangsu Fengmang Compound Material Science & Tech Group Company Limited
      • Jiangsu Sanling Abrasive Company Limited
      • Kinik Company Limited
      • Klingspor AG
      • KWH Group Limited
      • Luga Abrasive Plant Joint Stock Company
      • Magotteaux International SA
      • Nanyang Zhongnan Diamond Company Limited
      • Nippon Resibon Corporation
      • Noritake Company Limited
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Sankyo Rikagaku Company Limited
      • Shinhan Diamond Industrial Company Limited
      • 3M Company
      • TYROLIT Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski KG
      • United Company RUSAL plc
      • Vereinigte Schmirgel-und Maschinen-Fabriken AG
      • Washington Mills North Grafton Incorporated
      • Winoa Group
      • Yicheng Silicon Carbide Products Company Limited
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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