Global Refractories Market

  • May 2014
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 584 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Refractories in Thousand Metric Tons and US$ Million by Form (Bricks & Shapes, and Monolithics & Others), by Materials (Clay Refractories, and Non-Clay Refractories) and also by End-Use (Iron & Steel, Cement, Ceramics & Glass, and Others). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 131 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Acera Technology Inc.
ANH Refractories Company
Chosun Refractories Co. Ltd.
Imerys SA
Krosaki Harima Group

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Form I-3
Bricks and Shapes I-3
Monolithics and Others I-3
Material I-4
Clay Refractories I-4
Non-Clay Refractories I-4
End-Use Segments I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. OUTLOOK II-1
A Prelude II-1
Key Factors Determining Growth in Refractories Market II-1
Select Key Trends in the Global Refractory Market II-2
Global Market Bounces Back from Recession II-2
Regional Outlook II-2
Historic Market Volumes Remain History in Developed Markets II-3
Current and Future Analysis II-3
Volume Sales II-3
By Form Type II-4
By Material Type II-4
By End-Use Segment II-4
Value Sales II-4
By Form Type II-4
By Material Type II-4

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-5
Improving Global GDP to Drive Global Refractories Market II-5
Table 1: World Real GDP Growth Rates in % (2012-2015):
Breakdown by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 2: World GDP (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Nominal GDP Value by Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-7
A Peek into Market Dynamics of Major End-Use Sectors II-7
Key Drivers of Refractories by End-Use Sector II-7
Iron and Steel II-7
World Steel Production Scenario II-8
Table 3: World Crude Steel Production (2013): Volume Output
in Thousand Tonnes by Geographic Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 4: World Crude Steel Production (2004-2013): Volume
Output in Million Tonnes (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-9
Outlook for Steel Demand and Production II-9
Table 5: World Crude Steel Production Outlook (2014-2020):
Volume Output in Million Tonnes (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-10
Cement II-10
Recovery of Global Cement Industry to Drive Sales of
Refractories II-10
Table 6: World Cement Production (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Output by Country/Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 7: Leading Cement Producing Countries Worldwide
(2012): Annual Volume Output in Million Tons (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11
Glass Manufacturing II-12
Improving Demand for Flat Glass to Drive Refractory
Materials Market II-12
Growth Drivers for Flat Glass Industry: On a Scale 1 -10
(10 - High Impact; 1 - Low Impact) II-12
Other Sectors II-12
Growing Demand for Ceramic Tiles to Drive Demand for
Refractory Materials II-12
Rising Aluminum Demand to Drive Refractories Market II-13

3. MAJOR GLOBAL TRENDS and ISSUES II-14
Iron and Steel to Support Strong Demand for Refractory Materials II-14
Refractory Usage Levels to Drop II-14
Monolithics expected to Outshine Bricks and Shapes II-14
Nonferrous Applications to Spearhead Growth in Refractories
Market II-15
China and India: Providing New Growth Opportunities II-15
CIVETS: New Hope in the Longer Term II-15
Customization of Refractories Catches On II-16
A Highly Fragmented Marketplace Benefits Raw Material Suppliers II-16
Demand for Efficient and Durable Refractories Rises II-16
Global Refractories Industry to Consolidate II-16
Table 8: Leading Players in the World Refractories Market
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for RHI, Vesuvius,
Magnesita, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17

4. REFRACTORY RAW MATERIALS - AN OVERVIEW II-18
Brief Overview of Raw Material Supply Scenario II-18
Key Raw Materials for Refractories - A Review II-18
Alumina II-18
Table 9: World Non-Metallurgical Alumina Production (2012):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Output by Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18
Bauxite II-19
Table 10: World Bauxite Production (2012): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Output by Leading Bauxite Producing
Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 11: World Refractory Bauxite Production (2012):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Output by Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19
Chinese Clout in Global Refractory Bauxite Supply - A Cause
of Concern II-19
Table 12: Chinese Refractory Bauxite Exports: Annual Export
Volume in Thousand Tonnes for Years 2002-2011 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20

Table 13: Chinese Refractory Bauxite Exports: Annual Export
Value in US$/Tonne for Years 2006-2011 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 14: Chinese Export Quota of Refractory Bauxite:
2007-2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21
Alternative Minerals to Witness Increased Adoption as
Bauxite Supply Diminishes II-21
Graphite II-22
Table 15: Major Markets for Flake Graphite Worldwide (2012):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption by End-Use
Application (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22
Demand Rises for Higher Quality Graphite II-22
Leading Producers II-23
Table 16: World Flake Graphite Production by Country
(2012): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Output for Brazil,
China, India and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-23
Brazil and Canada to See Role Expansion II-23
Fluctuating Prices - A Threat II-24
Prices under Threat as Problems Grow in Chinese Graphite Mines II-24
Refractory Manufacturers to Invest in Graphite Mines to
Tackle Rising Graphite Prices II-25
Magnesia II-25
Major Applications in Refractories II-25
China Leads Global Supply II-25
Table 17: Global Magnesia Production: Annual Output in
Million Tonnes for Years 2008 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26

Table 18: World Refractory Magnesia Demand (2012):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption by Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26
Kyanite and Other Related Minerals II-26

5. TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS II-27
Prelude II-27
Advancements in Material Technology II-27
Anti-Hydration MgO-CaO II-27
Advancements in Engineering II-28
Researchers Explore Usage of Nanomaterials in Refractory Industry II-28

6. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-30
Introduction II-30
Features and Benefits II-30
Glass-Furnace Silica Refractories II-30
Insulating Firebrick II-31
Ceramic Fiber Modules II-31
Non-Ceramic Fiber Blankets and Modules II-31
Microporous Insulation II-31
Refractory Products by Form II-32
Bricks and Shapes II-32
Crucibles II-32
Carbon-Bonded Crucible II-32
Clay Graphite Crucibles II-32
Oxide Refractory Crucibles II-33
Specialties/Monolithics II-33
Preformed Refractory Shapes II-34
Refractory Products by Material II-34
Clay Refractories II-34
High-Alumina II-34
Insulating II-34
Fireclay II-35
Ladle II-35
Non-Clay Refractories II-35
Basic II-35
Extra-High Alumina II-35
Others II-36
End-Use Markets II-36

7. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS II-37
Harbison-Walker Refractories Launches ARMORTECH Refractory
Castable Technology II-37
ANH Refractories Launches KORUNDAL LW Insulating Brick II-37
Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials Introduces Silicon Carbide
Refractory Products II-37
ANH Refractories Launches New Line of Products for Cement
Industry II-37
Anderman Industrial Ceramics Unveils AS6 Fused Sillimanite
Refractory II-37
Morgan Thermal Ceramics Broadens Kao-Tuff Product Line II-38
Morgan Thermal Unveils Plasgun® and Plascast® Refractory
Monolithics II-38
Morgan Thermal Ceramics Launches Refractory Monolithic Lining
Materials II-38

8. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-40
Puyang Refractories Group to Takeover ZhengZhou Huawei
Refractories II-40
RHI Acquires Majority Stake in Orient Refractories II-40
Minelco Takes Over Majority Stake in Richmond Refractories II-40
Mayerton Divests Dalian Mayerton Refractories to Magnesita
Refratarios II-40
Magnezit Group Commences Operation of High- Temperature Shaft
Kiln II-41
IFGL to Expand Operations of Monotec Refractories II-41
LiS-Treyd-L Acquires Stake in Shareholding in Semilukskiy
Ogneupornyi Zavod II-41
Magnezit Group Enters into Cooperation Agreement with RATH II-41
IFGL Refractories Enters into Partnership with Central Glass and
Research Institute II-41
Cookson Group Acquires Metallurgica’s Businesses II-41
INTOCAST AG Acquires Dalmond Feuerfest Siegburg II-42
Magnezit Group Takes Over Panteleymonovka Refractory Plant II-42
RHI Acquires Stopinc II-42
IFGL Takes Over Holfmann and Monocon Groups II-43
Zampell Refractories Takes Over Vulcan Refractories II-43
Beijing Lier Acquires Subsidiaries Liaoning Zhongxing Mining,
Jinhong Mining II-43
CUMI Enters an Agreement to Acquire RHI Isithebe II-43
VIL to Set Up Research and Development Centre II-44
Minerals Technologies Inks an agreement with United Steel II-44
IFGL to Set Up a Bio Ceramic Plant II-44
CUMI to Commission a New Unit in Gujarat II-44
Carborundum to Provide High-end Refractory Solutions II-44
China National Bluestar (Group) Takes Over Elkem II-45
Steel Authority of India Acquires Refractory Unit of Burn
Standard II-45
Krosaki Harima Acquires 51% Interest in Tata Refractories II-45
Krosaki Harima Absorbs Subsidiary Kyushu Refractories II-45
China GengSheng and Fushun New Steel Ink Full-Service Supply
Contract II-46

9. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-47
Acera Technology Inc (US) II-47
ANH Refractories Company (US) II-47
Chosun Refractories Co. Ltd. (Korea) II-47
Imerys SA (France) II-48
Krosaki Harima Group (Japan) II-48
Magnesita Refratários S.A. (Brazil) II-48
Magnezit Group (Russia) II-49
MINTEQ International, Inc. (US) II-49
Refratechnik Group (Germany) II-49
RHI AG (Austria) II-50
Saint-Gobain S.A. (France) II-50
SEEIF Ceramic AS (Czech Republic) II-50
Shinagawa Refractories Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-51
Vesuvius plc (UK) II-51

10. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-52
A. Volume Analytics II-52
Table 19: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Refractories by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa
and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 20: World Historic Review for Refractories by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 21: World 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54
Refractories Market by Form Type II-55
Table 22: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Refractory Bricks and Shapes by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 23: World Historic Review for Refractory Bricks and
Shapes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 24: World 15-Year Perspective for Refractory Bricks and
Shapes by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Refractory Monolithics and Other Forms by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 26: World Historic Review for Refractory Monolithics and
Other Forms by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 27: World 15-Year Perspective for Refractory
Monolithics and Other Forms by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and
Latin American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60
Refractories Market by Material Type II-61
Table 28: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Clay Refractories by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa
and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 29: World Historic Review for Clay Refractories by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 30: World 15-Year Perspective for Clay Refractories by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Non-Clay Refractories by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 32: World Historic Review for Non-Clay Refractories by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 33: World 15-Year Perspective for Non-Clay Refractories
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66
Refractories Market by End-Use Segment II-67
Table 34: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Refractories in Iron and Steel Industry by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 35: World Historic Review for Refractories in Iron and
Steel Industry by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa
and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 36: World 15-Year Perspective for Refractories in Iron and
Steel Industry by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 37: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Refractories in Cement Industry by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Africa and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 38: World Historic Review for Refractories in Cement
Industry by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 39: World 15-Year Perspective for Refractories in
Cement Industry by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 40: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Refractories in Ceramics and Glass Industry by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 41: World Historic Review for Refractories in Ceramics and
Glass Industry by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa
and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 42: World 15-Year Perspective for Refractories in
Ceramics and Glass Industry by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and
Latin American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 43: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Refractories in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Africa and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 44: World Historic Review for Refractories in Other
Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa
and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 45: World 15-Year Perspective for Refractories in Other
Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-78
B. Dollar Analytics II-79
Table 46: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Refractories by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa
and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 47: World Historic Review for Refractories by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 48: World 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81
Refractories Market by Form Type II-82
Table 49: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Refractory Bricks and Shapes by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 50: World Historic Review for Refractory Bricks and
Shapes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 51: World 15-Year Perspective for Refractory Bricks and
Shapes by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 52: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Refractory Monolithics and Other Forms by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 53: World Historic Review for Refractory Monolithics and
Other Forms by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 54: World 15-Year Perspective for Refractory
Monolithics and Other Forms by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and
Latin American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87
Refractories Market by Material Type II-88
Table 55: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Clay Refractories by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa
and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 56: World Historic Review for Clay Refractories by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 57: World 15-Year Perspective for Clay Refractories by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 58: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Non-Clay Refractories by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 59: World Historic Review for Non-Clay Refractories by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 60: World 15-Year Perspective for Non-Clay Refractories
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
By Volume Sales III-1
By Value Sales III-1
Refractories Market on the Rise III-1
Table 61: US Annual Crude Steel Production in Thousand
Tonnes: 2004-2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Construction Industry Outlook in the US III-2
Demand Outlook for Construction Materials III-3
Residential Construction Market to Drive Cement Demand and
Refractories III-3
Table 62: US Production of Portland and Masonry Cement:
Volume Output in Million Tons for Years 2007-2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Refractories - The Major Application of Graphite in the US III-4
Demand Rises for Recycled Refractory Graphite III-4
Evolution of US Clay and Non Clay Refractories Industry - A
Historical Perspective III-4
Market Trends III-5
Industrial Growth Fuels Demand for Refractories III-5
Advanced and Specialty Products Garner Consumer Interest III-6
Monolithics Refractories Lead Recovery III-6
US to Evolve Into a Net Import Market III-6
Product Launches III-6
Key Players III-7
B.Market Analytics III-9
Volume Analytics III-9
Table 63: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Refractories by Form - Bricks and Shapes, and Monolithics and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 64: US Historic Review for Refractories by Form -
Bricks and Shapes, and Monolithics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 65: US 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by Form -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Bricks and Shapes,
and Monolithics and Others Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 66: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Refractories by Material - Clay Refractories and Non-Clay
Refractories Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 67: US Historic Review for Refractories by Material -
Clay Refractories and Non-Clay Refractories Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 68: US 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
Material - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Clay
Refractories and Non-Clay Refractories Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 69: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Refractories by End-Use Segment - Iron and Steel, Cement,
Ceramics and Glass, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 70: US Historic Review for Refractories by End-Use
Segment - Iron and Steel, Cement, Ceramics and Glass, and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 71: US 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Iron and Steel, Cement, Ceramics and Glass, and Others Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-17
Dollar Analytics III-18
Table 72: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Refractories by Form - Bricks and Shapes, and Monolithics and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 73: US Historic Review for Refractories by Form -
Bricks and Shapes, and Monolithics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 74: US 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by Form -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Bricks and Shapes,
and Monolithics and Others Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 75: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Refractories by Material - Clay Refractories and Non-Clay
Refractories Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 76: US Historic Review for Refractories by Material -
Clay Refractories and Non-Clay Refractories Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 77: US 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
Material - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Clay
Refractories and Non-Clay Refractories Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

2. CANADA III-24
A.Market Analysis III-24
Current and Future Analysis III-24
By Volume Sales III-24
By Value Sales III-24
Good Prospects in Construction Sector to Surge Demand for
Refractories III-24
Import-Export Scenario III-25
Table 78: Canada Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
Exports (2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value
Exports by Country of Destination (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 79: Canada Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
Imports (2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value
Exports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-26
B.Market Analytics III-27
Volume Analytics III-27
Table 80: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Refractories by Form - Bricks and Shapes, and Monolithics and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 81: Canadian Historic Review for Refractories by Form -
Bricks and Shapes, and Monolithics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 82: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
Form - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Bricks and
Shapes, and Monolithics and Others Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 83: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Refractories by Material - Clay Refractories and
Non-Clay Refractories Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 84: Canadian Historic Review for Refractories by
Material - Clay Refractories and Non-Clay Refractories
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 85: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
Material - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Clay
Refractories and Non-Clay Refractories Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 86: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Refractories by End-Use Segment - Iron and Steel, Cement,
Ceramics and Glass, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 87: Canadian Historic Review for Refractories by
End-Use Segment - Iron and Steel, Cement, Ceramics and Glass,
and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 88: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Iron and Steel, Cement, Ceramics and Glass, and Others Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35
Dollar Analytics III-36
Table 89: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Refractories by Form - Bricks and Shapes, and Monolithics and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 90: Canadian Historic Review for Refractories by Form-
Bricks and Shapes, and Monolithics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 91: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
Form - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Bricks and
Shapes, and Monolithics and Others Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 92: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Refractories by Material - Clay Refractories and
Non-Clay Refractories Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 93: Canadian Historic Review for Refractories by
Material - Clay Refractories and Non-Clay Refractories
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 94: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
Material - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Clay
Refractories and Non-Clay Refractories Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

3. JAPAN III-42
A.Market Analysis III-42
Current and Future Analysis III-42
By Volume Sales III-42
By Value Sales III-42
Japanese Market for Refractory Products Registers Robust Growth III-42
Economic Crisis and Tsunami Negatively Affect Japanese
Refractory Market III-43
Outlook III-43
Raw Material Imports from China to Fall III-43
Strategic Corporate Developments III-43
Key Players III-44
B.Market Analytics III-45
Volume Analytics III-45
Table 95: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Refractories by Form - Bricks and Shapes, and Monolithics and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 96: Japanese Historic Review for Refractories by Form-
Bricks and Shapes, and Monolithics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 97: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
Form - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Bricks and
Shapes, and Monolithics and Others Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 98: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Refractories by Material - Clay Refractories and
Non-Clay Refractories Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 99: Japanese Historic Review for Refractories by
Material - Clay Refractories and Non-Clay Refractories
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 100: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
Material - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Clay
Refractories and Non-Clay Refractories Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 101: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Refractories by End-Use Segment - Iron and Steel, Cement,
Ceramics and Glass, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 102: Japanese Historic Review for Refractories by
End-Use Segment - Iron and Steel, Cement, Ceramics and Glass,
and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 103: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Iron and Steel, Cement, Ceramics and Glass, and Others Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-53
Dollar Analytics III-54
Table 104: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Refractories by Form - Bricks and Shapes, and Monolithics and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 105: Japanese Historic Review for Refractories by
Form - Bricks and Shapes, and Monolithics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 106: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
Form - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Bricks and
Shapes, and Monolithics and Others Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 107: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Refractories by Material - Clay Refractories and
Non-Clay Refractories Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 108: Japanese Historic Review for Refractories by
Material - Clay Refractories and Non-Clay Refractories
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 109: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
Material - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Clay
Refractories and Non-Clay Refractories Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

4. EUROPE III-60
A.Market Analysis III-60
Current and Future Analysis III-60
By Volume Sales III-60
By Value Sales III-60
Eurocrisis Hinders Growth of European Refractory Market III-61
Outlook III-61
Europe Reduces Refractory Magnesia Imports from China III-61
Crude Steel Production - A Statistical Insight III-62
Table 110: Crude Steel Production in Select Key European
Markets: Annual Output in Thousand Tonnes for Years
2007-2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62
B.Market Analytics III-63
Volume Analytics III-63
Table 111: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Refractories by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 112: European Historic Review for Refractories by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 113: European 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of
Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 114: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Refractories by Form - Bricks and Shapes, and Monolithics and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 115: European Historic Review for Refractories by
Form - Bricks and Shapes, and Monolithics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 116: European 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
Form - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Bricks and
Shapes, and Monolithics and Others Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 117: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Refractories by Material - Clay Refractories and
Non-Clay Refractories Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 118: European Historic Review for Refractories by
Material - Clay Refractories and Non-Clay Refractories
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 119: European 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
Material - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Clay
Refractories and Non-Clay Refractories Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 120: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Refractories by End-Use Segment - Iron and Steel, Cement,
Ceramics and Glass, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 121: European Historic Review for Refractories by
End-Use Segment - Iron and Steel, Cement, Ceramics and Glass,
and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 122: European 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Iron and Steel, Cement, Ceramics and Glass, and Others Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-74
Dollar Analytics III-75
Table 123: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Refractories by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 124: European Historic Review for Refractories by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 125: European 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of
Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 126: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Refractories by Form - Bricks and Shapes, and Monolithics and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 127: European Historic Review for Refractories by
Form - Bricks and Shapes, and Monolithics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 128: European 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
Form - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Bricks and
Shapes, and Monolithics and Others Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 129: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Refractories by Material - Clay Refractories and
Non-Clay Refractories Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 130: European Historic Review for Refractories by
Material - Clay Refractories and Non-Clay Refractories
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 131: European 15-Year Perspective for Refractories by
Material - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Clay
Refractories and Non-Clay Refractories Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

4a. FRANCE III-84
A.Market Analysis III-84
Current and Future Analysis III-84

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