World Industrial Silica Sand Market

  • December 2014
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  • Freedonia
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  • 327 pages

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.

Study coverage

This upcoming industry study, World Industrial Silica Sand, presents historical demand data (2003, 2008, 2013) plus forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by market, world region, and for 19 major countries. The study also assesses market environment factors, details the industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles key industry competitors worldwide such as Fairmount Santrol, Sibelco and US Silica.

Table Of Contents

World Industrial Silica Sand Market
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION x
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
World Economic Overview 5
Recent Historical Trends 6
World Economic Outlook 7
World Demographic Outlook 10
World Manufacturing Outlook 12
World Glass Outlook 15
Glass Packaging 16
Flat Glass 18
Glass Recycling 20
World Crude Steel Outlook 21
World Oil and Gas Drilling Outlook 23
Hydraulic Fracturing and Shale Development 26
World Construction Outlook 27
World Chemicals Outlook 30
Silica Sand Pricing Trends 33
Environmental and Regulatory Considerations 34
III. WORLD SUPPLY and DEMAND 37
General 37
Regional Overview 38
Demand 38
Production 41
International Trade 42
Demand by Market 44
Glass 45
Container Glass 48
Flat and Other Glass 50
Foundry 52
Hydraulic Fracturing 54
Building Products 57
Chemicals 59
Other Markets 61
IV. NORTH AMERICA 65
Economic Overview 65
Silica Sand Supply and Demand 66
Silica Sand Markets and Suppliers 68
United States 70
Canada 77
Mexico 83
V. WESTERN EUROPE 90
Economic Overview 90
Silica Sand Supply and Demand 91
Silica Sand Markets and Suppliers 94
Germany 97
France 103
Italy 108
United Kingdom 113
Spain 118
Other Western Europe 124
VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 130
Economic Overview 130
Silica Sand Supply and Demand 131
Silica Sand Markets and Suppliers 134
China 136
India 143
Japan 149
Indonesia 155
South Korea 161
Australia 166
Taiwan 171
Other Asia/Pacific 176
VII. OTHER REGIONS 182
Central and South America 182
Economic Overview 182
Silica Sand Supply and Demand 183
Silica Sand Markets and Suppliers 185
Brazil 186
Other Central and South America 192
Eastern Europe 197
Economic Overview 197
Silica Sand Supply and Demand 199
Silica Sand Markets and Suppliers 200
Russia 202
Poland 207
Other Eastern Europe 212
Africa/Mideast 217
Economic Overview 217
Silica Sand Supply and Demand 219
Silica Sand Markets and Suppliers 220
Turkey 222
Other Africa/Mideast 228
VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 234
General 234
Market Composition 234
Market Share 237
Production 241
Marketing 242
Distribution 243
Cooperative Agreements 244
Acquisitions and Divestitures 246
Company Profiles 249
Adwan Chemical Industries Company Limited 250
Austsand Mining, see Tochu
Badger Mining Corporation 251
Bathgate Silica Sand Limited 253
Best Sand, see Fairmount Santrol
Cadre Services, see US Silica Holdings
Caobar SA 254
Cape Flattery Silica Mines Proprietary, see Mitsubishi
CEMEX SAB de CV 255
Chongqing Changjiang Moulding Material Group
Company Limited 258
DandI Silica, see Hi-Crush Partners
Earth Commodities Bundaberg Proprietary Limited 259
Egyptian International Industrial MineralsE, see Minerali
Industriali
Emerge Energy Services LP 261
EOG Resources Incorporated 264
EUROQUARZ GmbH 265
Fairmount Santrol Incorporated 267
flexFrac Proppant Sand Suppliers LLC 272
FTS International Services LLC 273
Great Plains Sand, see Fairmount Santrol
Grupo Villar Mir SAU 275
Haryana Ceramic and Allied Products Industries 276
Hi-Crush Partners LP 277
Holcim Limited 279
Industrias del Cuarzo, see Saint-Gobain
JSC KGOK 281
Kaolin AD, see Quarzwerke
Kemerton Silica Sand Proprietary, see Tochu
Lochaline Quartz Sand, see Minerali Industriali
Manley Brothers of Indiana 282
Midwest Frac and Sands, see Emerge Energy Services
Mineração Jundu Limitada, see Saint-Gobain and SCRSibelco
Minerali Industriali Srl 284
Mitsubishi Corporation 286
Nugent Sand Company 288
Pattison Sand Company LLC 289
Pioneer Natural Resources Company 290
Preferred Sands LLC 292
Premier Silica, see Pioneer Natural Resources
Quarzwerke GmbH 294
Saint-Gobain 298
SAMIN, see Saint-Gobain
SamQuarz Proprietary, see Grupo Villar MirU
SCR-Sibelco NV 301
Superior Silica Sands, see Emerge Energy Services
Taiwan Glass Industry Corporation 307
Tochu Corporation 308
Türkiye ?i?e ve Cam Fabrikalari A? 310
Unimin, see SCR-Sibelco
US Silica Holdings Incorporated 312
Victory Nickel Incorporated 317
Xinyi Golden Ruite Quartz Materials Company Limited 318
Wedron Silica, see Fairmount Santrol
Wexford Sand, see Fairmount Santrol
Winn Bay Sand, see Preferred Sands
Wisconsin Industrial Sand, see Fairmount Santrol
Zhuzhou Kibing Group Company Limited 320
Other Companies Mentioned in Study 321

LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 10
2 World Population by Region 12
3 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region 15
4 World Glass Packaging Demand by Region 18
5 World Flat Glass Production by Region 20
6 World Crude Steel Production by Region 23
7 World Oil and Gas Wells Drilled by Region and Trajectory 25
8 World Construction Expenditures by Type and Region 30
9 World Chemical Manufacturing Value Added by Region 32
10 World Silica Sand Prices 34
SECTION III -- WORLD SUPPLY and DEMAND
1 World Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Region 40
2 World Silica Sand Production by Region 42
3 World Silica Sand Net Exports by Region 43
4 World Silica Sand Demand by Market 44
5 World Glass Demand for Silica Sand by Segment and Region 48
6 World Container Glass Demand for Silica Sand by Region 50
7 World Flat and Other Glass Demand for Silica Sand by Region 52
8 World Foundry Demand for Silica Sand by Region 54
9 World Hydraulic Fracturing Demand for Silica Sand
by Region 57
10 World Building Products Demand for Silica Sand by Region 59
11 World Chemical Demand for Silica Sand by Region 61
12 World Demand for Silica Sand Used in Other Markets
by Region 64
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 67
2 North America: Silica Sand Demand by Market 69
3 United States: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 73
4 United States: Silica Sand Demand by Market 77
5 Canada: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 80
6 Canada: Silica Sand Demand by Market 83
7 Mexico: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 86
8 Mexico: Silica Sand Demand by Market 89
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 93
2 Western Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Market 96
3 Germany: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 100
4 Germany: Silica Sand Demand by Market 102
5 France: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 105
6 France: Silica Sand Demand by Market 107
7 Italy: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 110
8 Italy: Silica Sand Demand by Market 112
9 United Kingdom: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 115
10 United Kingdom: Silica Sand Demand by Market 118
11 Spain: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 121
12 Spain: Silica Sand Demand by Market 123
13 Other Western Europe: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 126
14 Other Western Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Market 129
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 133
2 Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Demand by Market 135
3 China: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 139
4 China: Silica Sand Demand by Market 143
5 India: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 146
6 India: Silica Sand Demand by Market 149
7 Japan: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 152
8 Japan: Silica Sand Demand by Market 155
9 Indonesia: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 158
10 Indonesia: Silica Sand Demand by Market 160
11 South Korea: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 163
12 South Korea: Silica Sand Demand by Market 165
13 Australia: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 168
14 Australia: Silica Sand Demand by Market 171
15 Taiwan: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 174
16 Taiwan: Silica Sand Demand by Market 176
17 Other Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 179
18 Other Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Demand by Market 181
SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Central and South America: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 184
2 Central and South America: Silica Sand Demand by Market 186
3 Brazil: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 189
4 Brazil: Silica Sand Demand by Market 192
5 Other Central and South America: Silica Sand Supply
and Demand 195
6 Other Central and South America: Silica Sand Demand
by Market 197
7 Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 200
8 Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Market 202
9 Russia: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 205
10 Russia: Silica Sand Demand by Market 207
11 Poland: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 210
12 Poland: Silica Sand Demand by Market 212
13 Other Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 215
14 Other Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Market 217
15 Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 220
16 Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Demand by Market 222
17 Turkey: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 225
18 Turkey: Silica Sand Demand by Market 227
19 Other Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Supply and Demand 230
20 Other Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Demand by Market 233
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Silica Sand Sales by Company, 2013 236
2 Selected Cooperative Agreements 245
3 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 247

LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION III -- WORLD SUPPLY and DEMAND
1 World Silica Sand Demand by Region, 2013 41
2 World Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2013 45
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Silica Sand Demand by Country, 2013 68
2 North America: Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2013 70
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Country, 2013 94
2 Western Europe: Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2013 97
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Demand by Country, 2013 134
2 Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Demand by Market 136
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Silica Sand Market Share, 2013 237

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