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Proppant Market by Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-coated Proppant, Ceramic Proppant), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa) - Global Forecast to 2022

Proppant Market by Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-coated Proppant, Ceramic Proppant), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa) - Global Forecast to 2022

“The proppant market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% during forecast period”
The proppant market is projected to reach USD 9.87 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 6.9% between 2017 and 2022. Proppant is a solid material that is used to keep fractures propped open, during or after a hydraulic fracturing treatment. It is majorly used in hydraulic fracturing of shale gas, tight gas, and cold bed methane. Increasing proppant consumption per well and improvements in fracturing technologies are the major factors expected to drive the proppant market. However, the high cost of ceramic proppant and oversupply of crude oil are considered can restrain the growth of the market.

“Frac sand is estimated to be the largest type segment of the proppant market”
The frac sand proppant segment is estimated to be the largest segment of the market during the forecast period. The segment accounted for more than 60% of the total proppants produced, globally. It is a naturally occurring proppant made from high-purity sandstone. It is mostly applicable under closure pressure of 6,000 psi. The consumption of frac sand proppant is witnessed significant growth in recent years, due to its easy availability and low cost.

“Asia-Pacific estimated to be the fastest-growing market for proppant”
Asia-Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing market for proppant, due to the rising demand from hydraulic fracturing application for exploration of unconventional natural oil and gas in the region. India is projected to be the fastest-growing market for proppant in Asia-Pacific, followed by China and Australia. China is the largest market for proppants in the region, owing to the high demand of natural oil and gas in the country.

Extensive primary interviews were conducted to determine and verify the market size for several segments and subsegments and information gathered through secondary research.
The break-up of primary interviews is given below:
• By Company Type - Tier 1 – 30%, Tier 2 – 43%, and Tier 3 – 27%
• By Designation - C level – 21%, Director level – 23%, and Others* – 56%
• By Region - North America – 30%, Europe – 18%, Asia-Pacific – 41%, and Others** - 11%
Note: The tiers of the companies are defined based on their total revenue in 2017: Tier 1 = >USD 500 million, Tier 2 = USD 100 million to USD 500 million and Tier 3 = <USD 100 million.
*Other designations include sales managers, marketing managers, and product managers.
**Other regions include South America and the Middle East & Africa.

Companies profiled in this market research report include Carbo Ceramics Inc. (U.S.), Saint-Gobain Proppant Inc. (U.S.), JSC Borovichi Refractories Plant (Russia), Yixing Orient Petroleum Proppant Co., Ltd. (China), U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (U.S.), Hexion Inc. (U.S.), China GengSheng Minerals, Inc. (China), Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. (U.S.), Hi-Crush Partners LP (U.S.), Superior Silica Sands LLC, and Mineração Curimbaba Ltda. (Brazil).

Research Coverage:
This research report categorizes the proppant market based on type and region. The report includes detailed information regarding the major factors, such as drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities influencing the growth of the proppant market. A detailed analysis of the key industry players has been done to provide insights into business overviews, products & services, key strategies, expansions, acquisitions, new product developments, and agreements associated with the market.

Reasons to Buy the Report
The report will help market leaders/new entrants in this market in the following ways:
1. This report segments the proppant market comprehensively and provides the closest approximations of market sizes for the overall market and subsegments across verticals and regions.

2. The report will help stakeholders understand the pulse of the market and provide them information on the key market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities.

3. This report will help stakeholders understand the major competitors and gain insights to enhance their position in the business. The competitive landscape section includes product offerings and business strategies used by the companies.


  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • MARKET SCOPE
      • YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY
    • CURRENCY
    • PACKAGE SIZE
    • STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • RESEARCH DATA
      • SECONDARY DATA
      • PRIMARY DATA
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
    • DATA TRIANGULATION
    • RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS AND LIMITATIONS
      • ASSUMPTIONS
      • LIMITATIONS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • SIGNIFICANT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PROPPANT MARKET
    • PROPPANT MARKET IN ASIA-PACIFIC, BY TYPE AND COUNTRY
    • GROWTH OF THE PROPPANT MARKET
    • PROPPANT MARKET, BY TYPE
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • COMPARISON OF PROPPANT TYPES
      • BY CLOSURE STRESS
      • BY SHAPE, STRENGTH, AND CONDUCTIVITY
        • Table COMPARISON OF PROPPANT TYPES, BY SHAPE, STRENGTH, AND CONDUCTIVITY
    • PROPPANT SELECTION
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
      • RESTRAINTS
      • OPPORTUNITIES
      • CHALLENGES
    • IMPACT ANALYSIS OF DRIVERS AND RESTRAINTS
  • INDUSTRY TRENDS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • PROPPANT MARKET TRENDS, BY REGION
      • U.S.: LARGEST PROPPANT MARKET
      • EUROPE: LOWER PROPPANT DEMAND
      • ASIA-PACIFIC: PROPPANT MARKET OPPORTUNITY
    • SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS
    • PORTER'S FIVE FORCES
      • THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
      • THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
      • INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY
  • MACRO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • GDP GROWTH RATE FORECAST OF MAJOR ECONOMIES IN THE WORLD
      • Table TRENDS AND FORECAST FOR GDP GROWTH RATES BETWEEN 2016 AND 2021
      • OIL & GAS INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
    • PATENT ANALYSIS
  • PROPPANT MARKET, BY TYPE
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
    • FRAC SAND PROPPANT
      • Table FRAC SAND PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table FRAC SAND PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
    • RESIN-COATED PROPPANT
      • Table PROPERTIES OF RESINS USED TO COAT PROPPANTS
      • Table RESIN-COATED PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table RESIN-COATED PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
    • CERAMIC PROPPANT
      • Table CERAMIC PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table CERAMIC PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
  • PROPPANT MARKET, BY APPLICATION
    • INTRODUCTION
  • PROPPANT MARKET, BY REGION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • U.S.
        • Table U.S.: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table U.S.: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • CANADA
        • Table CANADA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table CANADA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • MEXICO
        • Table MEXICO: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table MEXICO: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
    • EUROPE
      • Table EUROPE: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • Table EUROPE: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • RUSSIA
        • Table RUSSIA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table RUSSIA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • POLAND
        • Table POLAND: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table POLAND: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • REST OF EUROPE
        • Table REST OF EUROPE: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table REST OF EUROPE: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
    • ASIA-PACIFIC
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2017-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2017-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • CHINA
        • Table CHINA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2017-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table CHINA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2017-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • INDIA
        • Table INDIA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2017-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table INDIA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2017-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • AUSTRALIA
        • Table AUSTRALIA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2017-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table AUSTRALIA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2017-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
        • Table REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2017-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2017-2022 (MILLION TON)
    • SOUTH AMERICA
      • Table SOUTH AMERICA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table SOUTH AMERICA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • Table SOUTH AMERICA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table SOUTH AMERICA: PROPPANT, MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • ARGENTINA
        • Table ARGENTINA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table ARGENTINA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • BRAZIL
        • Table BRAZIL: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table BRAZIL: PROPPANT, MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • COLOMBIA
        • Table COLOMBIA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table COLOMBIA: PROPPANT, MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • REST OF SOUTH AMERICA
        • Table REST OF SOUTH AMERICA: PROPPANTS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table REST OF SOUTH AMERICA: PROPPANTS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
    • MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
      • Table MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • SOUTH AFRICA
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • ALGERIA
        • Table ALGERIA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table ALGERIA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
      • REST OF MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
        • Table REST OF MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table REST OF MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: PROPPANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (MILLION TON)
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • INTRODUCTION
    • OVERVIEW
    • COMPETITIVE BENCHMARKING
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • BUSINESS STRATEGY
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • CARBO CERAMICS INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGIES OFFERED
      • BUSINESS STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
    • SAINT-GOBAIN PROPPANTS INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • BUSINESS STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • U.S. SILICA HOLDINGS, INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • BUSINESS STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
    • JOINT SOCK COMPANY BOROVICHI REFRACTORIES PLANT
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS & SERVICES OFFERED
      • BUSINESS STRATEGY
    • YIXING ORIENT PETROLEUM PROPPANT CO., LTD.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • BUSINESS STRATEGY
    • MINERAÇAO CURIMBABA LTDA
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • BUSINESS STRATEGY
    • CHINA GENGSHENG MINERALS, INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • BUSINESS STRATEGY
    • FAIRMOUNT SANTROL HOLDINGS INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • BUSINESS STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
    • SUPERIOR SILICA SANDS LLC
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • BUSINESS STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • HI-CRUSH PARTNERS LP
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • BUSINESS STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • HEXION INC.
      • BUSINESS STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • OTHER KEY MARKET PLAYERS
      • UNIMIN CORPORATION
      • PREFERRED SANDS LLC
      • FORES LTD.
      • BADGER MINING CORPORATION (BMC)
      • SMART SAND INC.
      • MISSISSIPPI SAND LLC
      • CHANGQING PROPPANT CORPORATION
      • YANGQUAN CHANGQING PETROLEUM PROPPANT CO., LTD.
      • EAGLE MATERIALS
  • APPENDIX
    • KEY INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS
    • RELATED REPORTS
    • AUTHOR DETAILS

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