World Industrial Silica Sand Market

  • November 2012
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  • Freedonia
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  • 296 pages

Global demand to total 278 million metric tons in 2016

Global demand for silica sand is forecast to climb 4.4 percent annually through 2016 to 278 million metric tons, valued at $8.5 billion. Hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) is expected to represent by far the fastest growing market, spurred by a large increase in its use as a well stimulation technique, particularly in the US. The building products market will see the next fastest gains, bolstered principally by rising construction expenditures in the Asia/Pacific region. Consumption will be further stimulated by increases in world glass production and foundry output.

China to remain largest in volume, with the US leading in value terms

The Asia/Pacific region will account for the largest share (56 percent) of additional silica sand demand between 2011 and 2016, driven by increased construction expenditures and foundry output, particularly in China and India. Robust increases in the use of silica sand in glass production will also contribute to sales advances in the region. North America will contribute nearly one-fourth of additional silica sand demand between 2011 and 2016, spurred by gains in the hydraulic fracturing market, as silica sand is expected to remain the dominant proppant material in terms of volume, largely due to its low cost compared to other proppants. China will continue to represent the largest national market for industrial sand, accounting for 34 percent of all global demand in volume terms in 2016. However, the US will remain the most significant silica sand market in value terms, with product demand totaling $2.3 billion in that year. Overall sales gains will be tempered by meager growth in Western Europe, hindered by nominal increases in glass output and minimal fracking activity.

Hydraulic fracturing, glass markets tops in value

Demand for silica sand can be segmented into five major markets: glass, foundries, hydraulic fracturing, building products, and chemicals, as well as other smaller markets. Glass is the largest market, accounting for 37 percent of global silica sand consumption (in volume terms) in 2011. With 32 percent of overall sales, foundries represent the next largest market, followed by hydraulic fracturing, building products, and chemicals, with other applications (such as abrasives and recreation) accounting for the remainder of demand. However, due to the disparity in silica sand prices, the glass and foundry markets are less significant in value terms when compared to the hydraulic fracturing segment. Additionally, in 2016 the glass and hydraulic fracturing markets will be equivalent in terms of market value, and they will account for the majority of the industrial sand market in dollar terms 27 percent share ($2.3 billion) of overall sales.

International trade limited

International trade in silica sand is limited due to the high cost of transporting silica sand relative to its value. As a result, quarries and processing facilities are typically located near major centers of demand. However, foreign markets are important to producers in such countries as the US, Australia, Italy, and Germany, which were the four largest exporters of industrial sand in 2011.

Study coverage

This upcoming industry study, World Industrial Silica Sand, presents historical data (2001, 2006, 2011) plus forecasts for 2016 and 2021 for supply and demand, as well as demand by market, for six regions and 18 countries. The study also assesses market environment factors, examines industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles global industry players.

Table Of Contents


TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4
World Economic Overview 4
Recent Historical Trends 5
World Economic Outlook 7
World Demographic Outlook 11
World Manufacturing Outlook 13
World Glass Outlook 16
Container Glass 16
Flat Glass 18
Glass Recycling 20
World Crude Steel Outlook 23
World Oil and Gas Outlook 25
Drilling Outlook 27
Hydraulic Fracturing and Shale Development 29
World Construction Outlook 32
Silica Sand Pricing Trends 36
Environmental and Regulatory Issues 38

III. WORLD SUPPLY and DEMAND 42

General 42
Regional Overview 43
Demand 43
Production 47
International Trade 49
Demand by Market 50
Glass 52
Container Glass 55
Flat and Other Glass 57
Foundries 60
Hydraulic Fracturing 62
Building Products 66
Chemicals 68
Other 70

IV. NORTH AMERICA 74

General 74
Silica Sand Supply and Demand 75
Silica Sand Outlook 78
United States 80
Canada 87
Mexico 93

V. WESTERN EUROPE 98

General 98
Silica Sand Supply and Demand 99
Silica Sand Outlook 102
Germany 104
Italy 109
France 112
Spain 116
United Kingdom 121
Other Western Europe 125

VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 131

General 131
Silica Sand Supply and Demand 132
Silica Sand Outlook 135
China 137
Japan 144
India 149
South Korea 153
Australia 158
Other Asia/Pacific 162

VII. OTHER REGIONS 168

Central and South America 168
Silica Sand Supply and Demand 169
Silica Sand Outlook 171
Brazil 173
Other Central and South America 178
Eastern Europe 183
Silica Sand Supply and Demand 184
Silica Sand Outlook 186
Russia 188
Poland 193
Other Eastern Europe 198
Africa/Mideast 202
Silica Sand Supply and Demand 204
Silica Sand Outlook 206
Turkey 208
South Africa 213
Other Africa/Mideast 217

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 222

General 222
Market Composition 223
Market Share 224
Production 228
Marketing 230
Distribution 230
Cooperative Agreements 231
Mergers and Acquisitions 232
Company Profiles 233
Adwan Chemical Industries Company Limited 234
Atlas Resin Proppants, see Badger Mining
Auschina Industrial Corporation Pty Limited 235
Badger Mining Corporation 235
Bathgate Silica Sand Limited 238
Cami? Madencilik, see Türkiye ?i?e ve Cam Fabrikalar?
Caobar SA 239
Carmeuse Group SA 240
CEMEX SAB de CV 241
Duchang County Xinshiji Sculpt Materials
Company Limited 243
Earth Commodities Bundaberg Pty Limited 243
Egyptian International Industrial Minerals, see Gruppo
Minerali Maffei
EOG Resources Incorporated 245
EUROQUARZ GmbH 246
Fairmount Minerals Limited 247
flexFrac Proppant Sand Suppliers 251
FTS International Services LLC 252
Grupo Villar Mir SLU 254
Gruppo Minerali Maffei SpA 255
Haryana Ceramic and Allied Products Industries 257
Hedrick Industries Incorporated 258
Holcim Limited 259
JSC KGOK 260
Kyshtym Mining, see JSCOK
Lianyungang Dawnbright International Trade
Company Limited 261
Manley Brothers of Indiana 262
Minerali Industriali, see Gruppo Minerali Maffei
Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC 264
Nugent Sand Company 266
Pattison Sand Company LLC 267
Pioneer Natural Resources Company 268
Preferred Sands LLC 270
Premier Silica, see Pioneer Natural Resources
Quarzwerke GmbH 271
Saint-Gobain 275
SAMIN, see Saint-Gobain
SamQuarz, see Grupo Villar Mir
Santrol, see Fairmount Minerals
SCR-Sibelco NV 277
Short Mountain Silica Company 281
Simplot (JR) Company 282
?i?ecam Group, see Türkiye ?i?e ve Cam Fabrikalar?
Taiwan Glass Industry Corporation 283
Türkiye ?i?e ve Cam Fabrikalar? A? 284
Unimin, see SCR-Sibelco
US Silica Holdings Incorporated 285
Xinyi Golden Ruite Quartz Materials Company Limited 288
Xuzhou Shihang Silica Sand Company Limited 289
Zhuzhou Kibing Group Company Limited 290
Other Companies in the World Silica Sand Industry 291

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 11
2 World Population by Region 13
3 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region 15
4 World Container Glass Demand by Region and Product 18
5 World Flat Glass Production by Region 20
6 World Crude Steel Production by Region 25
7 World Oil and Gas Output by Region 27
8 World Oil and Gas Wells Drilled by Region 29
9 World Construction Expenditures by Type and Region 36
10 World Silica Sand Prices 38

SECTION III -- WORLD SUPPLY and DEMAND

1 World Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Region 46
2 World Silica Sand Production by Region 49
3 World Silica Sand Net Exports by Region 50
4 World Silica Sand Demand by Market 51
5 World Glass Demand for Silica Sand by Type and Region 55
6 World Container Glass Demand for Silica Sand by Region 57
7 World Flat and Other Glass Demand for Silica Sand by Region 59
8 World Foundry Demand for Silica Sand by Region 62
9 World Hydraulic Fracturing Demand for Silica Sand
by Region 66
10 World Building Products Demand for Silica Sand by Region 68
11 World Chemical Demand for Silica Sand by Region 70
12 World Demand for Silica Sand Used in Other Markets
by Region 73

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 77
2 North America: Silica Sand Demand by Market 79
3 United States: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 84
4 United States: Silica Sand Demand by Market 87
5 Canada: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 90
6 Canada: Silica Sand Demand by Market 92
7 Mexico: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 95
8 Mexico: Silica Sand Demand by Market 97

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 101
2 Western Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Market 103
3 Germany: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 107
4 Germany: Silica Sand Demand by Market 108
5 Italy: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 111
6 Italy: Silica Sand Demand by Market 112
7 France: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 115
8 France: Silica Sand Demand by Market 116
9 Spain: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 119
10 Spain: Silica Sand Demand by Market 120
11 United Kingdom: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 123
12 United Kingdom: Silica Sand Demand by Market 125
13 Other Western Europe: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 128
14 Other Western Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Market 130

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 134
2 Asia Pacific: Silica Sand Demand by Market 136
3 China: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 141
4 China: Silica Sand Demand by Market 144
5 Japan: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 147
6 Japan: Silica Sand Demand by Market 148
7 India: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 151
8 India: Silica Sand Demand by Market 153
9 South Korea: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 156
10 South Korea: Silica Sand Demand by Market 157
11 Australia: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 160
12 Australia: Silica Sand Demand by Market 162
13 Other Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 165
14 Other Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Demand by Market 167

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

1 Central and South America: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 170
2 Central and South America: Silica Sand Demand by Market 172
3 Brazil: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 176
4 Brazil: Silica Sand Demand by Market 178
5 Other Central and South America: Silica Sand
Supply and Demand 181
6 Other Central and South America: Silica Sand Demand
by Market 182
7 Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 185
8 Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Market 187
9 Russia: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 191
10 Russia: Silica Sand Demand by Market 193
11 Poland: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 196
12 Poland: Silica Sand Demand by Market 197
13 Other Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 200
14 Other Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Market 202
15 Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 205
16 Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Demand by Market 207
17 Turkey: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 211
18 Turkey: Silica Sand Demand by Market 212
19 South Africa: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 215
20 South Africa: Silica Sand Demand by Market 216
21 Other Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 219
22 Other Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Demand by Market 221

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE


1 World Silica Sand Sales by Company, 2011 224

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- WORLD SUPPLY and DEMAND
1 World Silica Sand Demand by Region, 2011 47
2 World Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2011 52
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Silica Sand Demand by Country, 2011 78
2 North America: Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2011 80
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Country, 2011 102
2 Western Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2011 104
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Demand by Country, 2011 135
2 Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2011 137
SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Central and South America: Silica Sand Demand
by Market, 2011 173
2 Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Country, 2011 186
3 Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2011 188
4 Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Demand by Country, 2011 206
5 Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2011 208
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Silica Sand Market Share, 2011 225

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