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Silica Sand Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

Silica Sand Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

Silica sand, also known as industrial sand, is one of the most common varieties of sand found in the world. Due to a high silica content, high strength and non-reactive properties of silica sand, it has found well-diversified applications across various industries globally. Some of its applications include water filtration, glass making, industrial casting, sand blasting, adding texture to slick roads, sand finishes in paints and coatings, etc. Although, the demand of commercial silica products declined due to the global economic crisis in 2010, the market however, once again witnessed continuous growth from 2011. In recent years, the demand of industrial silica sand has also increased significantly in the hydraulic fracturing market. According to IMARC Group, the global silica sand market has grown at a CAGR of around 6% during 2010-2017 with the production volume reaching 188 Million Tons in 2017.

IMARC’s latest study “Silica Sand Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023” provides a techno-commercial roadmap for setting up a silica sand manufacturing plant. The study, which has been done by one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms, covers all the requisite aspects of the silica sand market. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc.

The report has segmented the silica sand market on the basis of five major end-use industries. They include glass, foundry, hydraulic fracturing, filtration and abrasives. Glass currently represents the largest market of the global silica sand consumption in volume terms followed by foundry, hydraulic fracturing, filtration and abrasives. Country-wise, the United States dominates the global silica sand market in terms of production. The United States is followed by Italy, Germany, Turkey and Australia. In terms of consumption, however, the Asia-Pacific region represented the biggest consumer of silica sand followed by North America and Western Europe.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

How has the silica sand market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What are the key regional markets in the global silica sand industry?
What are the key end uses in the global silica sand industry?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the silica sand industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the silica sand industry?
What is the structure of the silica sand industry and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the silica sand industry?
What are the profit margins in the silica sand industry?
What are the key requirements for setting up a silica sand manufacturing plant?
How are silica sand manufactured?
What are the various unit operations involved in a silica sand plant?
What is the total size of land required for setting up a silica sand plant?
What are the machinery requirements for setting up a silica sand plant?
What are the raw material requirements for setting up a silica sand plant?
What are the packaging requirements for silica sand?
What are the transportation requirements for silica sand?
What are the utility requirements for setting up a silica sand plant?
What are the manpower requirements for setting up a silica sand plant?
What are the infrastructure costs for setting up a silica sand plant?
What are the capital costs for setting up a silica sand plant?
What are the operating costs for setting up a silica sand plant?
What will be the income and expenditures for a silica sand plant?
What is the time required to break-even?


1 Preface
2 Research Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Key Industry Trends
5 Global Silica Sand Industry
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.2.1 Volume Trends
5.2.2 Value Trends
5.3 Price Trends
5.4 Market Breakup by Region
5.5 Market Breakup by End-Use
5.6 Market Forecast
5.7 SWOT Analysis
5.7.1 Strengths
5.7.2 Weaknesses
5.7.3 Opportunities
5.7.4 Threats
5.8 Value Chain Analysis
5.9 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.9.1 Overview
5.9.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.9.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.9.4 Degree of Competition
5.9.5 Threat of New Entrants
5.9.6 Threat of Substitutes
5.10 Key Market Drivers and Success Factors
6 Performance of Key Regions
6.1 United States
6.2 Italy
6.3 Germany
6.4 Turkey
6.5 Australia
7 Market by End-Use
7.1 Glass Industry
7.2 Foundry
7.3 Hydraulic Fracturing
7.4 Filtration
7.5 Abrasives
8 Competitive Landscape
9 Silica Sand Manufacturing Process
9.1 Product Overview
9.2 Detailed Process Flow
9.3 Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
9.4 Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
10 Project Details, Requirements and Costs Involved
10.1 Land Requirements and Expenditures
10.2 Construction Requirements and Expenditures
10.3 Plant Layout
10.4 Plant Machinery
10.5 Machinery Pictures
10.6 Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
10.7 Raw Material and Final Product Pictures
10.8 Packaging Requirements and Expenditures
10.9 Transportation Requirements and Expenditures
10.10 Utility Requirements and Expenditures
10.11 Manpower Requirements and Expenditures
10.12 Other Capital Investments
11 Loans and Financial Assistance
12 Project Economics
12.1 Capital Cost of the Project
12.2 Techno-Economic Parameters
12.3 Product Pricing and Margins Across Various Levels of the Supply Chain
12.4 Taxation and Depreciation
12.5 Income Projections
12.6 Expenditure Projections
12.7 Financial Analysis
12.8 Profit Analysis
13 Key Player Profiles
List of Figures
Figure 1: Global: Silica Sand Industry Overview
Figure 2: Global: Silica Sand Market: Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2010 - 2017
Figure 3: Global: Silica Sand Market: Value Trends (in Million US$), 2010 – 2017
Figure 4: Global: Silica Sand Market: Price Trends (in US$/Ton), 2010 – 2017
Figure 5: Global: Silica Sand Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 6: Global: Silica Sand Market: Breakup by End-Use (in %), 2017
Figure 7: Global: Silica Sand Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2018 - 2023
Figure 8: Global: Silica Sand Market Forecast: Value Trends (in Million US$), 2018 – 2023
Figure 9: Global: Silica Sand Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10: Global: Silica Sand Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 11: Global: Silica Sand Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 12: United States: Silica Sand Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 13: Italy: Silica Sand Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 14: Germany: Silica Sand Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 15: Turkey: Silica Sand Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017& 2023
Figure 16: Australia: Silica Sand Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 17: Global Silica Sand Market: Glass Industry Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 18: Global Silica Sand Market: Foundry Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 19: Global Silica Sand Market: Hydraulic Fracturing Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 20: Global Silica Sand Market: Filtration Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 21: Global Silica Sand Market: Abrasives Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 22: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 23: Silica Sand Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Products
Figure 24: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Proposed Plant Layout
Figure 25: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)
Figure 26: Silica Sand Industry: Profit Margins at Various Levels of the Supply Chain
Figure 27: Silica Sand Production: Manufacturing Cost Breakup (in %)
List of Tables
Table 1: Global: Silica Sand Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 2: Global: Silica Sand Market Forecast: Breakup by Region, 2018-2023
Table 3: Global: Silica Sand Market: Market Forecast by Type, 2018-2023
Table 4: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Land and Site Development (in US$)
Table 5: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Civil Works (in US$)
Table 6: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Cost Related to Machinery (in US$)
Table 7: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements
Table 8: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Salaries and Wages (in US$)
Table 9: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Other Capital Investments (in US$)
Table 10: Details of Financial Assistance Offered by Financial Institutions
Table 11: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Capital Costs (in US$)
Table 12: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Techno-Economic Parameters
Table 13: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Taxation and Depreciation
Table 14: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Income Projections (in US$)
Table 15: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Expenditure Projections (in US$)
Table 16: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis Without Considering the Income Tax Liability
Table 17: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis on Considering the Income Tax Liability
Table 18: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Profit and Loss Account

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