Proppants: North America

This report forecasts North American proppant demand in pounds to 2019. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: raw frac sand, resin coated sand, and ceramic. Total demand is also segmented by region as follows: Southern US; Midwestern US; Eastern US; Western US; Alberta, Canada; and other Canada.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2004 to 2014; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2009 and 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends; key economic indicators; and trends in environmental and regulatory factors, international activity, technology, and trade. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and regions, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and region segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve North American demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 29-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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