Refractories: United States

This report forecasts US refractory demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2019. Total demand is segmented by material in terms of nonclay and clay. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: metals, nonmetallic minerals, engineering contractors, nonmanufacturing markets, petroleum and chemicals, and other manufacturing markets.

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 market size and trends, key economic indicators, trade, and technology. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines materials and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each material and market 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 US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 27-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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