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World Industrial Silica Sand


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World Industrial Silica Sand

World demand to rise 5.6% annually through 2018
Global demand for industrial silica sand is forecast to advance 5.6 percent per year to 289 million metric tons in 2018. Accelerations in construction spending and manufacturing output worldwide are expected to drive growth in important silica sand-consuming industries, including the glass, foundry, and building products sectors. Particularly rapid gains are projected for the hydraulic fracturing market as horizontal drilling for shale oil and gas resources expands, largely in North America. Nevertheless, faster gains in the overall market will be constrained by ongoing efforts to incorporate higher volumes of recycled glass cullet in the manufacture of glass containers. In addition, increased reclamation of foundry sand is expected to limit demand for industrial sand used in the production of metal casting molds.

China to remain leading silica sand consumer
China is expected to retain its position as the leading world market for industrial silica sand through 2018, accounting for over one-third of global demand. The country’s massive glass industry, the largest worldwide, will continue to bolster industrial sand consumption for the production of windows, electronic display screens, photovoltaic panels, and other flat glass products. China’s container glass industry will drive further silica sand sales, supported by rising production of glass bottles, particularly in the alcoholic beverage sector. In India, foundry activity will advance at a healthy pace, spurring the production of sand molds to manufacture automotive, machine tool, wind turbine, and other types of metal castings. Indonesia is also projected to register strong growth in industrial sand sales through 2018, supported by swift advances in the output of glass products and metal castings, combined with increased hydraulic fracturing activity.

Hydraulic fracturing to drive growth in North America
Demand for silica sand in North America is forecast to rise at a faster annual pace than all other regional markets. Consumption gains in the US and Canada will underpin regional growth, driven by expansion in the countries’ respective hydraulic fracturing segments. Ongoing strength in US oilfield activity will boost demand for sand proppants, as will increases in the number of fracturing stages per well. Consumption of silica sand in Western Europe is projected to register more modest annual gains through 2018, though such growth will mark a rebound from the declines registered between 2008 and 2013. Recoveries in building construction and manufacturing activity, including a turnaround in flat glass output, will stimulate renewed demand for industrial sand in the region.

Glass industry to drive growth worldwide
The glass market represents the leading outlet for industrial silica sand, accounting for 42 percent of world demand in 2013. Glass container manufacturing comprises just over one-third of the market; flat glass and other glass products such as fiberglass account for the remainder of global demand. Silica sand suppliers are expected to benefit from strong gains in construction spending and manufacturing output, which will boost the production of glass products used in buildings, motor vehicles, furniture, and appliances.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD INDUSTRIAL SILICA SAND DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Demographic Outlook
      • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Glass Outlook
      • Glass Packaging
        • Table WORLD GLASS PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION
      • Flat Glass
        • Table WORLD FLAT GLASS PRODUCTION BY REGION
      • Glass Recycling
    • World Crude Steel Outlook
      • Table WORLD CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTION BY REGION
    • World Oil & Gas Drilling Outlook
      • Table WORLD OIL & GAS WELLS DRILLED BY REGION & TRAJECTORY
      • Hydraulic Fracturing & Shale Development
    • World Construction Outlook
      • Table WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY TYPE & REGION
    • World Chemicals Outlook
      • Table WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • Silica Sand Pricing Trends
      • Table WORLD SILICA SAND PRICES
    • Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
  • WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • General
    • Regional Overview
      • Demand
        • Table WORLD INDUSTRIAL SILICA SAND DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-1 WORLD SILICA SAND DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • Production
        • Table WORLD SILICA SAND PRODUCTION BY REGION
      • International Trade
        • Table WORLD SILICA SAND NET EXPORTS BY REGION
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-2 WORLD SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Glass
        • Table WORLD GLASS DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY SEGMENT & REGION
        • Table WORLD CONTAINER GLASS DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY REGION
        • Table WORLD FLAT & OTHER GLASS DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY REGION
      • Foundry
        • Table WORLD FOUNDRY DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY REGION
      • Hydraulic Fracturing
        • Table WORLD HYDRAULIC FRACTURING DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY REGION
      • Building Products
        • Table WORLD BUILDING PRODUCTS DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY REGION
      • Chemicals
        • Table WORLD CHEMICAL DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY REGION
      • Other Markets
        • Table WORLD DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND USED IN OTHER MARKETS BY REGION
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: Economic Overview
    • North America: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • North America: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART IV-2 NORTH AMERICA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
    • United States
      • United States: Economic Overview
      • United States: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table UNITED STATES: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Canada
      • Canada: Economic Overview
      • Canada: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table CANADA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: Economic Overview
      • Mexico: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table MEXICO: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: Economic Overview
      • Western Europe: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table WESTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
      • Western Europe: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table WESTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART V-2 WESTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
    • Germany
      • Germany: Economic Overview
      • Germany: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table GERMANY: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
    • France
      • France: Economic Overview
      • France: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table FRANCE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Italy
      • Italy: Economic Overview
      • Italy: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table ITALY: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: Economic Overview
      • United Kingdom: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Spain
      • Spain: Economic Overview
      • Spain: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table SPAIN: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: Economic Overview
      • Other Western Europe: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
    • Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART VI-2 ASIA/PACIFIC: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
    • China
      • China: Economic Overview
      • China: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table CHINA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
    • India
      • India: Economic Overview
      • India: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table INDIA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Japan
      • Japan: Economic Overview
      • Japan: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table JAPAN: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: Economic Overview
      • Indonesia: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table INDONESIA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Indonesia: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table INDONESIA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: Economic Overview
      • South Korea: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Australia
      • Australia: Economic Overview
      • Australia: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table AUSTRALIA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Australia: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table AUSTRALIA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: Economic Overview
      • Taiwan: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table TAIWAN: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Taiwan: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table TAIWAN: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: Economic Overview
      • Central & South America: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: Economic Overview
      • Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table POLAND: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview
      • Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table TURKEY: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Market Composition
      • Table WORLD SILICA SAND SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD SILICA SAND MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Production
    • Marketing
    • Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Company Profiles
      • Adwan Chemical Industries Company Limited
      • Badger Mining Corporation
      • Bathgate Silica Sand Limited
      • Caobar SA
      • CEMEX SAB de CV
      • Chongqing Changjiang Moulding Material Group Company Limited
      • Earth Commodities Bundaberg Proprietary Limited
      • Emerge Energy Services LP
      • EOG Resources Incorporated
      • EUROQUARZ GmbH
      • Fairmount Santrol Incorporated
      • flexFrac Proppant Sand Suppliers LLC
      • FTS International Services LLC
      • Grupo Villar Mir SAU
      • Haryana Ceramic & Allied Products Industries
      • Hi-Crush Partners LP
      • Holcim Limited
      • JSC KGOK
      • Manley Brothers of Indiana
      • Minerali Industriali Srl
      • Mitsubishi Corporation
      • Nugent Sand Company
      • Pattison Sand Company LLC
      • Pioneer Natural Resources Company
      • Preferred Sands LLC
      • Quarzwerke GmbH
      • Saint-Gobain
      • SCR-Sibelco NV
      • Taiwan Glass Industry Corporation
      • Tochu Corporation
      • Türkiye ªiºe ve Cam Fabrikalari Aª
      • US Silica Holdings Incorporated
      • Victory Nickel Incorporated
      • Xinyi Golden Ruite Quartz Materials Company Limited
      • Zhuzhou Kibing Group Company Limited
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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