This report forecasts world demand in 2016 for refractories by material, market, and major world region in metric tons. Total demand is also forecast in US dollars at the manufacturers' level. Material segments include clay and nonclay. Market segments include the following: iron and steel, nonferrous materials, nonmetallic minerals, and other markets such as chemicals, aerospace equipment, and electronic products. Major world regions include North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, and all other regions in aggregate. Demand by market segment is also forecast for North America, Western Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region.
To illustrate historical trends world, material, market, and regional demand are provided for 2006 and 2011. Finally, world shipments are segmented by major world region and provided in US dollars for 2006, 2011, and 2016.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve global demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 24-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.
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