Study #: 3599 | Published: 01/2018 | Pages: 292 | Individual User License: US$ 6,100

Global demand for refractories is forecast to rise 2.4% per year through 2021 to 48.5 million metric tons. In value terms, the market will grow 6.9% per year to $54.6 billion. Refractory demand is closely tied to global patterns of heavy industry, in particular steel, nonferrous metals, cement, glass, and petrochemicals. Overall market increases will be fueled by an acceleration of iron and steel production in developing economies, strong industrial expansion and construction activity in economically developing areas, and improved prospects for growth of heavy industry in developed economies. In 2016, China accounted for over half of global refractory demand. Going forward, China and India will account for most refractory market growth. Nonferrous metals will expand more quickly than other major refractory markets; gains will be concentrated in China.

This study analyzes global refractory supply and demand. For this study, the ASTM International definition of refractory is used: “nonmetallic minerals having those chemical and physical properties that make them applicable for structures, or as components of systems, that are exposed to environments above 538 degrees Celsius (1,000 degrees Fahrenheit).” Materials that are resistant to lower temperatures are excluded.

This study presents historical demand data (2006, 2011, and 2016) and forecasts for 2021 by market (iron and steel, nonferrous metals, nonmetallic minerals), form (bricks and shapes, monolithics and others), and material (clay, nonclay). Data are presented by region (North America, Central & South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia/Pacific, and Africa/Mideast) and country (United States, Mexico, Canada; France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom; Poland, Russia, Ukraine; Australia, China, India, South Korea, Taiwan). Data are provided in volume (metric tons) with selected figures in value (US dollars). The study also evaluates company market share and provides analysis on industry competitors including Krosaki Harima, RHI Magnesita, Saint¬Gobain, Shinagawa Refractories, and Vesuvius.


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Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW

Key Findings

Impact of Manufacturing Technologies

Global Crude Steel Outlook

Pricing Trends

Refractory Demand by Region

Refractory Demand by Volume

Refractory Demand by Value

Refractory Production by Region

International Trade by Region

MARKETS, FORMS, & MATERIALS

Key Findings

Demand by Market

Markets Overview

Iron & Steel

Nonmetallic Minerals

Nonferrous Metals

Other Markets

Demand by Form

Demand by Material

NORTH AMERICA

North America: Key Findings

North America: Refractory Market Position

North America: Refractory Supply & Demand

North America: Historical Market Trends

North America: Demand Forecast by Market, Form, & Material

North America: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

United States

Mexico

Canada

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

Central & South America: Key Findings

Central & South America: Refractory Market Overview

Central & South America: Refractory Supply & Demand

Central & South America: Historical Market Trends

Central & South America: Demand Forecast by Market, Form, & Material

Central & South America: Demand Forecast by Country

Central & South America: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

WESTERN EUROPE

Western Europe: Key Findings

Western Europe: Refractory Market Overview

Western Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand

Western Europe: Historical Market Trends

Western Europe: Demand Forecast by Market, Form, & Material

Western Europe: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

Germany

Italy

France

Spain

United Kingdom

Other Western Europe

EASTERN EUROPE

Eastern Europe: Key Findings

Eastern Europe: Refractory Market Overview

Eastern Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand

Eastern Europe: Historical Market Trends

Eastern Europe: Demand Forecast by Market, Form, & Material

Eastern Europe: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

Russia

Ukraine

Poland

Other Eastern Europe

ASIA/PACIFIC

Asia/Pacific: Key Findings

Asia/Pacific: Refractory Market Overview

Asia/Pacific: Refractory Supply & Demand

Asia/Pacific: Historical Market Trends

Asia/Pacific: Demand Forecast by Market, Form, & Material

Asia/Pacific: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

China

India

Japan

South Korea

Taiwan

Australia

Other Asia/Pacific

AFRICA/MIDEAST

Africa/Mideast: Key Findings

Africa/Mideast: Refractory Market Overview

Africa/Mideast: Refractory Supply & Demand

Africa/Mideast: Historical Market Trends

Africa/Mideast: Demand Forecast by Market, Form, & Material

Africa/Mideast: Demand Forecast by Country

Africa/Mideast: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

Key Findings & Industry Composition

Refractory Producers Market Share

Leading Raw Materials Suppliers

Product Development & Manufacturing

Marketing & Distribution

Cooperative Agreements

Acquisitions & Divestitures

List of Industry Participants by Geographic Region

List of Industry Participants

APPENDIX

Scope

Methodology

Sources

Associations & Agencies

Related Freedonia Group Studies

Properties of Refractories

Definitions

Country Lists by Region

Macroeconomic Assumptions

Global Economic Outlook

Global Manufacturing Outlook


List of Tables

GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW

Table 2-1 | Global Crude Steel Production by Region & Country, 2006 - 2021 (million metric tons)

Table 2-2 | Global Refractory Average Prices by Region, 2006 - 2021 (dollars per metric ton)

Table 2-3 | Global Refractory Volume Demand by Region, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 2-4 | Global Refractory Value Demand by Region, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 2-5 | Global Refractory Shipments by Region, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 2-6 | Global Refractory Net Exports by Region, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

MARKETS, FORMS, & MATERIALS

Table 3-1 | Global Refractory Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 3-2 | Global Refractory Demand for Iron & Steel Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 3-3 | Global Refractory Demand for Nonmetallic Minerals Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 3-4 | Global Refractory Demand for Nonferrous Metals Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 3-5 | Global Refractory Demand for Other Markets, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 3-6 | Global Refractory Demand by Form, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 3-7 | Global Refractory Demand by Material, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

NORTH AMERICA

Table 4-1 | North America: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 4-2 | North America: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 4-3 | United States: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 4-4 | United States: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 4-5 | Mexico: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 4-6 | Mexico: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 4-7 | Canada: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million US dollars)

Table 4-8 | Canada: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

Table 5-1 | Central & South America: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 5-2 | Central & South America: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 202 (thousand metric tons)

Table 5-3 | Central & South America: Refractory Demand by Country, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

WESTERN EUROPE

Table 6-1 | Western Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 6-2 | Western Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 202 (thousand metric tons)

Table 6-3 | Germany: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 6-4 | Germany: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 6-5 | Italy: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 6-6 | Italy: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 6-7 | France: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 6-8 | France: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 6-9 | Spain: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 6-10 | Spain: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 6-11 | United Kingdom: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 6-12 | United Kingdom: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 202 (thousand metric tons)

Table 6-13 | Other Western Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 6-14 | Other Western Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 202 (thousand metric tons)

EASTERN EUROPE

Table 7-1 | Eastern Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 7-2 | Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 202 (thousand metric tons)

Table 7-3 | Russia: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 7-4 | Russia: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 7-5 | Ukraine: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 7-6 | Ukraine: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 7-7 | Poland: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 7-8 | Poland: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 7-9 | Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 7-10 | Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 202 (thousand metric tons)

ASIA/PACIFIC

Table 8-1 | Asia/Pacific: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 8-2 | Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 8-3 | China: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 8-4 | China: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 8-5 | India: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 8-6 | India: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 8-7 | Japan: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 8-8 | Japan: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 8-9 | South Korea: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 8-10 | South Korea: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 8-11 | Taiwan: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million US dollars)

Table 8-12 | Taiwan: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 8-13 | Australia: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million US dollars)

Table 8-14 | Australia: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

Table 8-15 | Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 8-16 | Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 202 (thousand metric tons)

AFRICA/MIDEAST

Table 9-1 | Africa/Mideast: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Table 9-2 | Africa/Mideast: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 202 (thousand metric tons)

Table 9-3 | Africa/Mideast: Refractory Demand by Country, 2006 - 2021 (thousand metric tons)

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

Table 10-1 | Global Refractory Sales by Company, 2016 (million dollars)

Table 10-2 | Select Raw Materials Suppliers to the Global Refractories Industry

Table 10-3 | Selected Cooperative Agreements

Table 10-4 | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

APPENDIX

Table 11-1 | Relevant NAICS & SIC Codes

Table 11-2 | Relevant HS Codes

Table 11-3 | Countries in North America

Table 11-4 | Countries in Central & South America

Table 11-5 | Countries in Western Europe

Table 11-6 | Countries in Eastern Europe

Table 11-7 | Countries in the Asia/Pacific Region

Table 11-8 | Countries in the Africa/Mideast Region

Table 11-9 | Global Gross Domestic Product by Region & Country, 2006 - 2021 (billion 2015 dollars)

Table 11-10 | Global Manufacturing Value Added by Region & Country, 2006 - 2021 (billion 2015 dollars)


List of Figures

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in the Global Refractory Market

GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW

Figure 2-1 | Global Refractory Market Trends

Figure 2-2 | Global Refractory Demand by Region, 2006 - 2021 (million metric tons)

Figure 2-3 | Global Refractory Value & Volume Demand by Region, 2016 (percent)

Figure 2-4 | Global Refractory Shipments by Region, 2006 - 2021 (million dollars)

Figure 2-5 | Refractory Net Exports for Selected Countries, 2016 (million dollars)

MARKETS, FORMS, & MATERIALS

Figure 3-1 | Key Findings in Refractory Markets, Forms, & Materials

Figure 3-2 | Refractory Demand by Region & Market, 2016 (percent by volume, metric tons)

Figure 3-3 | Global Refractory Demand for Iron & Steel Market & Steel Production, 2006 - 202 (million metric tons)

Figure 3-4 | Global Refractory Demand for Nonmetallic Minerals Market & Cement Production 2006 - 2021 (million metric tons)

Figure 3-5 | Global Refractory Demand for Nonferrous Market & Production of Aluminum & Copper 2006 - 2021 (million metric tons)

Figure 3-6 | Global Refractory Demand by Form, 2006 - 2021 (million metric tons)

Figure 3-7 | Global Refractory Demand by Material, 2006 - 2021 (million metric tons)

NORTH AMERICA

Figure 4-1 | North America: Key Findings in the Refractory Market

Figure 4-2 | North America: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 4-3 | North America: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 4-4 | United States: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 4-5 | United States: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 4-6 | Mexico: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 4-7 | Mexico: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 4-8 | Canada: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 4-9 | Canada: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

Figure 5-1 | Central & South America: Key Findings in the Refractory Market

Figure 5-2 | Central & South America: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 5-3 | Central & South America: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

WESTERN EUROPE

Figure 6-1 | Western Europe: Key Findings in the Refractory Market

Figure 6-2 | Western Europe: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 6-3 | Western Europe: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 6-4 | Germany: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 6-5 | Germany: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 6-6 | Italy: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 6-7 | Italy: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 6-8 | France: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 6-9 | France: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 6-10 | Spain: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 6-11 | Spain: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 6-12 | United Kingdom: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 6-13 | United Kingdom: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 6-14 | Other Western Europe: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 6-15 | Other Western Europe: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

EASTERN EUROPE

Figure 7-1 | Eastern Europe: Key Findings in the Refractory Market

Figure 7-2 | Eastern Europe: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 7-3 | Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 7-4 | Russia: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 7-5 | Russia: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 7-6 | Ukraine: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 7-7 | Ukraine: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 7-8 | Poland: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 7-9 | Poland: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 7-10 | Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 7-11 | Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

ASIA/PACIFIC

Figure 8-1 | Asia/Pacific: Key Findings in the Refractory Market

Figure 8-2 | Asia/Pacific: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 8-3 | Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 8-4 | China: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 8-5 | China: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 8-6 | India: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 8-7 | India: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 8-8 | Japan: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 8-9 | Japan: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 8-10 | South Korea: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 8-11 | South Korea: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 8-12 | Taiwan: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 8-13 | Taiwan: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 8-14 | Australia: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 8-15 | Australia: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

Figure 8-16 | Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 8-17 | Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

AFRICA/MIDEAST

Figure 9-1 | Africa/Mideast: Key Findings in the Refractory Market

Figure 9-2 | Africa/Mideast: Refractory Market Overview

Figure 9-3 | Africa/Mideast: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016 (metric tons)

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

Figure 10-1 | Global Refractory Market Share, 2016 (billion dollars)

Figure 10-2 | Global Refractories: Leading Supplier

Figure 10-3 | Global Refractories: Second Leading Supplier

Figure 10-4 | Global Refractories: Third Leading Supplier

Figure 10-5 | Global Refractories: Fourth Leading Supplier

Figure 10-6 | Global Refractories: Fifth Leading Supplier

Figure 10-7 | Global Refractories: Sixth Leading Supplier

APPENDIX

Figure 11-1 | Melting Points of Industrial Minerals & Refractories (degrees Celsius)


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