World Refractories Market, Freedonia

  • March 2013
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  • Freedonia
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  • 448 pages

World demand to rise 3.4% per annum through 2016

Global refractory demand is projected to grow at a 3.4 percent annual rate through 2016 to 46.3 million metric tons, an improvement over the 2006-2011 period.

Product sales will climb 5.3 percent per year in value terms to $46.5 billion in 2016, not as strong as gains registered in recent years because of a moderation in raw material costs and refractory prices.

There are three main factors that impact the world refractory market total: output levels in major end use markets, the manufacturing methods used in these industries, and the nature of the refractory products utilized. Increases in refractory demand through 2016 will be stimulated by an acceleration in construction and other fixed investment activity as economic conditions continue to improve, leading to stepped up output of steel, aluminum, cement, and other goods made using refractories. A pickup in personal consumption expenditures will also result in higher demand for everything from glass containers to motor vehicles, contributing to growth in refractory sales as industry production levels rise.

Increased use of refractories in chemicals manufacturing, incinerators, and a variety of other small volume markets will also help bolster overall product sales. However, the manufacturing methods utilized in key end use industries will continue to become more efficient, refractory technologies will improve further, and demand for longer lasting, higher end refractories will climb. This will lead to reduced intensity of usage and limit global market advances.

Global iron & steel market to dominate refractory sales

The iron and steel market will continue to dominate refractory sales worldwide, accounting for almost three-fifths of all 2016 product demand in volume terms. Gains will come primarily from a pickup in global steel output. The market for refractories used in nonferrous metals production will climb at about the same pace for similar reasons.

China to account for 72% of volume gains worldwide

Refractory sales will expand most quickly in developing areas, reflecting an ongoing shift in metals and other heavy industry production to countries with low cost structures. The Asia/Pacific region, in particular, will post the largest tonnage increases, followed by the Africa/Mideast region, Central and South America, and Eastern Europe. China alone will account for 72 percent of all refractory volume gains between 2011 and 2016, due both to additional growth in its huge steel, cement, and other heavy manufacturing industries, and the use of less sophisticated production methods in steelmaking and other important markets than those used in economically advanced nations.

The volume of refractories consumed will also rise in the US, Western Europe, and Japan following an extended period of decline, as economic conditions grow stronger in these areas and output of ferrous metals and other refractory-using products rebounds. Output gains in these areas are more likely to result in higher refractory demand because the manufacturing techniques utilized are already so efficient that it will be much more difficult to reduce refractory consumption on a per unit output basis than in less developed countries. Due to their greater use of more costly, high quality products, the US, Western Europe, and Japan will account for a somewhat larger share of the world refractory market total in dollar terms (19 percent in 2016) than they will in tonnage (14 percent).

Study coverage

This upcoming Freedonia industry study, World Refractories, is priced at $6100. It presents historical demand data (2001, 2006, 2011) plus forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by form, material, and market in six regions and 23 countries. The study also assesses key market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 50 industry competitors worldwide.

Table Of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION xii

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4
World Macroeconomic Overview 4
Recent Historical Trends 5
World Economic Outlook 7
World Fixed Investment Trends 11
World Manufacturing Outlook 13
World Crude Steel Outlook 15
World Glass Outlook 17
Container Glass 17
Flat Glass 19
World Cement Outlook 21
Pricing Trends 22
Technology 26
Basic Refractory Properties 28
Refractory Shapes and Forms 31
Refractory Materials 32
Other Technological Developments 33

III. OVERVIEW 35

Overall 35
Regional Overview 36
Demand 36
Production 42
International Trade 44
Demand by Market 46
Iron and Steel 48
Steelmaking Technology 49
Steel Refractory Manufacturers and Products 52
Nonferrous Metals 53
Nonmetallic Minerals 56
Other 59
Demand by Form 61
Bricks and Shapes 62
Monolithics and Other 64
Demand by Material 66
Clay 67
Nonclay 69

IV. NORTH AMERICA 72

North America: General 72
North America: Refractory Supply and Demand 73
North America: Refractory Outlook and Suppliers 76
United States 78
Canada 83
Mexico 88

V. WESTERN EUROPE 94

Western Europe: General 94
Western Europe: Refractory Supply and Demand 95
Western Europe: Refractory Outlook and Suppliers 98
Germany 100
Italy 106
France 110
Spain 115
United Kingdom 120
Other Western Europe 126
Belgium 132
Austria 133
All Other 134

VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 136

Asia/Pacific: General 136
Asia/Pacific: Refractory Supply and Demand 137
Asia/Pacific: Refractory Outlook and Suppliers 140
China 142
India 149
Japan 154
South Korea 161
Taiwan 165
Australia 170
Other Asia/Pacific 175

VII. OTHER REGIONS 181

Central and South America 181
Refractory Supply and Demand 182
Refractory Outlook and Suppliers 184
Brazil 186
Other Central and South America 191
Eastern Europe 197
Refractory Supply and Demand 199
Refractory Outlook and Suppliers 201
Russia 203
Ukraine 209
Poland 213
Other Eastern Europe 218
Africa/Mideast 224
Refractory Supply and Demand 225
Refractory Outlook and Suppliers 227
Turkey 229
Iran 234
South Africa 240
Other Africa/Mideast 244

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 250

General 250
Market Share 253
Leading Refractory Producers 253
Leading Raw Material Suppliers 259
Product Development and Manufacturing 260
Marketing and Distribution 263
Cooperative Agreements 265
Financial Issues and Requirements 270
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Industry Restructuring 271
Company Profiles 274
Alcoa Incorporated 275
Allied Mineral Products Incorporated 276
Almatis GmbH 279
Alteo Holding 282
AluChem Incorporated 283
American Precast Refractories, see Allied Mineral
Products
ANH Refractories Company 285
Bosai Minerals Group Company Limited 290
BURTON GmbH and Company KG 292
Calderys, see Imerys
Calucem GmbH 294
Carborundum Universal Limited 296
C-E Minerals, see Imerys
Chamottes Europe BU, see Imerys
China GengSheng Minerals Incorporated 299
China National Bluestar Group Company Limited 301
Chosun Refractories Company Limited 304
Clayburn Industrial Group Limited 306
CoorsTek Incorporated 309
Corning Incorporated 310
DAMREC sas, see Imerys
DSF Refractories and Minerals Limited 312
Dyson Group plc 314
Elkem, see China National Bluestar Group
ESK-SiC GmbH 315
Guizhou Kaifeng Mining, see Bosai Minerals Group
Haicheng Houying Corporation Limited 316
Harbison-Walker Refractories, see ANH Refractories
Imerys SA 317
Jiachen Group 327
Kerneos, see Materis Holding Luxembourg
Krosaki Harima Corporation 328
Krosaki Magnesita Refractories, see Krosaki Harima
and Magnesita Refratários
Küma? Manyezit Sanayi A? 332
Kyanite Mining Corporation 333
Lhoist SA 335
Liaoning Jinding Magnesite Group Company Limited 336
Magnesita Refratários SA 338
Materis Holding Luxembourg SA 341
Metallurgica, see Vesuvius
Minerals Technologies Incorporated 344
Minteq International, see Minerals Technologies
Morgan Crucible Company plc 347
North American Refractories, see ANH Refractories
OCL India Limited 355
Orkla ASA 356
Puyang Refractories Group Company Limited 357
Qinghua Refractories Company Limited 358
Rath AG 360
Refractory Specialties, see Unifrax I
Refratechnik Holding GmbH 364
Resco Products Incorporated 367
RHI AG 369
Rio Tinto Group 374
Saffil, see Unifrax I
Saint-Gobain 375
SANAC SpA 380
Shandong Luyang Share Company Limited 382
Shandong Refractories Group Company Limited 384
Shinagawa Refractories Company Limited 386
Shin-Nippon Thermal Ceramics, see Krosaki Harima
and Morgan Crucible
Sinosteel Refractory Company Limited 388
Specialty Ceramics, see Unifrax I
Timcal, see Imerys
Treibacher Schleifmittel, see Imerys
TYK Corporation 390
Unifrax I LLC 392
United Company RUSAL 396
VacuForm, see Unifrax I
Vesuvius plc 397
Xiyang Group Company Limited 404
Other Companies Mentioned in Study 405



LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 11
2 World Gross Fixed Investment by Region 13
3 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region 15
4 World Crude Steel Production by Region 17
5 World Container Glass Demand by Region 19
6 World Flat Glass Production by Region 20
7 World Cement Production by Region 22
8 World Refractory Prices 25

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

1 World Refractory Volume Demand by Region 38
2 World Refractory Value Demand by Region 40
3 World Refractory Shipments by Region 43
4 World Refractory Net Exports by Region 46
5 World Refractory Demand by Market 47
6 World Iron and Steel Refractory Demand by Region 49
7 World Nonferrous Metals Refractory Demand by Region 56
8 World Nonmetallic Minerals Refractory Demand by Region 59
9 World Other Markets Refractory Demand by Region 61
10 World Refractory Demand by Form 62
11 World Brick and Shape Refractory Demand by Region 64
12 World Monolithics and Other Refractory Demand by Region 66
13 World Refractory Demand by Material 67
14 World Clay Refractory Demand 69
15 World Nonclay Refractory Demand 71

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America: Refractory Supply and Demand 75
2 North America: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 78
3 United States: Refractory Supply and Demand 81
4 United States: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 83
5 Canada: Refractory Supply and Demand 86
6 Canada: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 88
7 Mexico: Refractory Supply and Demand 91
8 Mexico: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 93

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe: Refractory Supply and Demand 97
2 Western Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 100
3 Germany: Refractory Supply and Demand 103
4 Germany: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 105
5 Italy: Refractory Supply and Demand 108
6 Italy: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 110
7 France: Refractory Supply and Demand 113
8 France: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 115
9 Spain: Refractory Supply and Demand 118
10 Spain: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 120
11 United Kingdom: Refractory Supply and Demand 123
12 United Kingdom: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 125
13 Other Western Europe: Refractory Supply and Demand 128
14 Other Western Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 131
15 Other Western Europe: Refractory Supply and Demand by Country 132

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific: Refractory Supply and Demand 139
2 Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 142
3 China: Refractory Supply and Demand 146
4 China: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 149
5 India: Refractory Supply and Demand 152
6 India: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 154
7 Japan: Refractory Supply and Demand 158
8 Japan: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 160
9 South Korea: Refractory Supply and Demand 163
10 South Korea: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 165
11 Taiwan: Refractory Supply and Demand 168
12 Taiwan: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 170
13 Australia: Refractory Supply and Demand 173
14 Australia: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 175
15 Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Supply and Demand 178
16 Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 180

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

1 Central and South America: Refractory Supply and Demand 183
2 Central and South America: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 185
3 Brazil: Refractory Supply and Demand 188
4 Brazil: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 191
5 Other Central and South America: Refractory Supply and Demand 194
6 Other Central and South America: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 197
7 Eastern Europe: Refractory Supply and Demand 200
8 Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 203
9 Russia: Refractory Supply and Demand 206
10 Russia: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 208
11 Ukraine: Refractory Supply and Demand 211
12 Ukraine: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 213
13 Poland: Refractory Supply and Demand 216
14 Poland: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 218
15 Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Supply and Demand 221
16 Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 223
17 Africa/Mideast: Refractory Supply and Demand 226
18 Africa/Mideast: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 229
19 Turkey: Refractory Supply and Demand 232
20 Turkey: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 234
21 Iran: Refractory Supply and Demand 237
22 Iran: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 239
23 South Africa: Refractory Supply and Demand 242
24 South Africa: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 244
25 Other Africa/Mideast: Refractory Supply and Demand 247
26 Other Africa/Mideast: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, and Market 249

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 Finished Refractory Sales by Company, 2011 252
2 Selected Cooperative Agreements 268
3 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 273



LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 World Refractory Prices, 2001-2021 25
2 Melting Points of Industrial Minerals and Refractories 29

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

1 World Refractory Demand by Region, 2011 39
2 Change in Refractory Demand Between 2011 and 2016 by Region 39
3 World Refractory Demand in Metric Tons: Projected 2011-2016 Annual Rate of Growth 41
4 World Refractory Shipments by Region, 2011 44
5 World Refractory Demand by Market, 2011 47

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America: Refractory Demand by Country, 2011 76

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe: Refractory Demand by Country, 2011 98

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand by Country, 2011 140

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

1 Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand by Country, 2011 201
2 Africa/Mideast: Refractory Demand by Country, 2011 227

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 World Refractory Market Share, 2011 253

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