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Global Silica Minerals Mining Market 2016-2020

About Silica

Silica (SiO2) is a chemical compound found in the crystalline state. It is used in segments such as glass, hydraulic fracturing, chemicals, and construction. Silica is also used in electronics for applications such as silicon chips.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global silica minerals mining market to grow at a CAGR of 5.09% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global silica minerals mining market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top seven vendors operating in the market. The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Silica Minerals Mining Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Badger Mining
  • Fairmount Santrol
  • Imerys
  • Preferred Sands
  • Quarzwerke
  • Sibelco
  • U.S. Silica
Other prominent vendors
  • Alamos Gold
  • Minerali Industriali
  • Nordic Mining
  • The Quartz
  • Kakatiya Overseas
Market driver
  • Increase in demand from glass industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Competition from substitutes
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Rise in adoption of anti-silicosis methods
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Silica Minerals Mining Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global silica minerals mining market: Badger Mining, Fairmount Santrol, Imerys, Preferred Sands, Quarzwerke, Sibelco, and U.S. Silica.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Alamos Gold, Minerali Industriali, Nordic Mining, The Quartz, and Kakatiya Overseas.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Rise in adoption of anti-silicosis methods will be a key trend for market growth. Inhalation of silica sand causes severe health issues. Mechanical dust suppression technologies and personal protective equipment are traditionally used to protect from dust. However, these systems have limitations such as their use at transfer points, the space needed onsite, and at the breakdown. Thus, we expect an increase in the adoption of anti-silicosis methods during the forecast period.”

According to the report, increase in demand from glass industry will a key driver for market growth. The global glass market is experiencing high growth because of increased demand from the construction and automotive sectors. Developing countries such as India, China, and South Korea account for a large demand for glass. The global flat glass market had the capacity to produce 88.26 billion square feet of flat glass in 2014; this is expected to increase to 122.3 billion square feet by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 6.76%. Sand is the major component of glass and accounted for 51% of the raw materials used in the production of flat glass. Thus, the glass industry is a major driver for the global silica minerals mining market.

Further, the report states that recyclability will be a challenge for the market. The increase in the recyclability of glass is a challenge for the global silica minerals mining market. This leads to a reduction in the production of new glass, reducing the consumption of sand. Recycled glass substitutes almost 95% of the raw materials. The US and Europe are the major regions for glass recycling. In 2014, the European Union recycled 74% of the glass packaging by recycling more than 25.01 billion glass containers. In the US, 35% of the glass containers were recycled in 2014. The recyclability rate will increase during the forecast period, reducing the magnitude of sand consumption in the glass industry.

Companies Mentioned

Badger Mining, Fairmount Santrol, Imerys, Preferred Sands, Quarzwerke, Sibelco, U.S. Silica, Alamos Gold, Minerali Industriali, Nordic Mining, The Quartz, Kakatiya Overseas.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global silica minerals mining market
      • Table Global silica minerals mining market by end-use
      • Table Global silica minerals mining market by geography
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Overview
      • Table Silica minerals mining industry supply chain
  • Market landscape
    • Global silica minerals mining market
      • Table Global silica minerals mining market 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
  • Segmentation by end-use
    • Table Global silica minerals mining market by end-use 2015
    • Table Global silica minerals mining market by end-use 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global silica minerals mining market for glass
      • Table Global silica minerals mining market for glass 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global silica minerals mining market for hydraulic fracturing
      • Table Global silica minerals mining market for hydraulic fracturing 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global silica minerals mining market for foundries
      • Table Global silica minerals mining market for foundries 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global silica minerals mining market for construction
      • Table Global silica minerals mining market for construction 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global silica minerals mining market for sports and leisure
      • Table Global silica minerals mining market for sports and leisure 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global silica minerals mining market for chemicals
      • Table Global silica minerals mining market for chemicals 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global silica minerals mining market for others
      • Table Global silica minerals mining market for others 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global silica minerals mining market by geography 2015
    • Table Global silica minerals mining market by geography 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Silica minerals mining market in APAC
      • Table Silica minerals mining market in APAC 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Silica minerals mining market in North America
      • Table Silica minerals mining market in North America 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Silica minerals mining market in Europe
      • Table Silica minerals mining market in Europe 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Silica minerals mining market in ROW
      • Table Silica minerals mining market in ROW 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
  • Market drivers
    • Growing shale gas production
      • Table Shale gas production in US 2010-2015 (trillion cubic feet)
    • Rapid urbanization
    • Increase in demand from glass industry
      • Table Global flat glass market by raw material 2014
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Recyclability
    • Competition from substitutes
    • Health hazards
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increase in demand from China
    • Rise in adoption of anti-silicosis methods
    • Increase in horizontal drilling
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Badger Mining
      • Table Badger Mining: Product portfolio
    • Fairmount Santrol
      • Table Fairmount Santrol: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Fairmount Santrol: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Imerys
      • Table Imerys: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Preferred Sands
      • Table Preferred Sands: Business segmentation
    • Quarzwerke
      • Table Quarzwerke: Business segmentation
    • Sibelco
      • Table Sibelco: Product segmentation
    • U.S. Silica
      • Table U.S. Silica: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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