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Global demand for refractories is forecast to rise 2.2% per year through 2023 to 51.6 million metric tons valued at $53.0 billion. Going forward, 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
  • improved prospects for heavy industry in developed economies
  • increasing use of monolithics and specialty precast shapes in developing markets to improve performance and reduce long-term costs

However, faster growth will be prevented by market maturity in economically developed areas. In addition, the adoption of higher value, more durable refractories will gradually lengthen average product lifespan and thereby limit volume gains.

Iron & Steel Market Remains Dominant but Will Lose Share

Iron and steel will remain the largest market for refractories and the greatest driver of global demand growth. However, demand for refractories used in iron and steel production will expand less quickly than in other key markets as steel manufacturing is expanding slower than that of other refractory-using materials.

As a result, iron and steel will continue to lose share to faster growing markets, including nonmetallic minerals and nonferrous metals, which will post the quickest gains going forward due to:

  • strong growth in nonferrous metal production in China, where low manufacturing costs continue to drive the industry
  • a rapidly growing aluminum industry, which will present market opportunities for ultra-high alumina and other high-value refractory products that can resist the harsh conditions associated with aluminum production

Gains in the nonmetallic mineral market will stem primarily from going production of cement and flat glass, industries that both benefit from rising construction spending.


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Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Global Market Overview

Key Findings

Impact of Manufacturing Technologies

Refractory Demand by Region

Volume

Value

Refractory Production by Region

International Trade

3. Markets, Forms, & Materials

Key Findings

Markets

Demand by Market

Iron & Steel

Nonmetallic Minerals

Nonferrous Metals

Other Markets

Demand by Form (Bricks & Shapes vs. Monolithics & Other)

Demand by Material (Clay vs. Nonclay)

4. North America

North America: Refractory Market Size

North America: Refractory Supply & Demand

North America: Demand by Market, Form, & Material

North America: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

United States

United States: Refractory Market Size

United States: Refractory Supply & Demand

United States: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

Mexico

Mexico: Refractory Market Size

Mexico: Refractory Supply & Demand

Mexico: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

Canada

Canada: Refractory Market Size

Canada: Refractory Supply & Demand

Canada: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

5. Central & South America

Central & South America: Refractory Market Size

Central & South America: Refractory Supply & Demand

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

Central & South America: Demand by Country (Brazil, Others)

Central & South America: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

6. Western Europe

Western Europe: Refractory Market Size

Western Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand

Western Europe: Demand by Market, Form, & Material

Western Europe: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

Germany

Germany: Refractory Market Size

Germany: Refractory Supply & Demand

Germany: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

Germany: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

Italy

Italy: Refractory Market Size

Italy: Refractory Supply & Demand

Italy: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

Italy: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

France

France: Refractory Market Size

France: Refractory Supply & Demand

France: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

France: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

Spain

Spain: Refractory Market Size

Spain: Refractory Supply & Demand

Spain: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

Spain: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

United Kingdom

United Kingdom: Refractory Market Size

United Kingdom: Refractory Supply & Demand

United Kingdom: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

United Kingdom: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

Other Western Europe

Other Western Europe: Refractory Market Size

Other Western Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand

Other Western Europe: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

Other Western Europe: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

7. Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe: Refractory Market Size

Eastern Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand

Eastern Europe: Demand by Market, Form, & Material

Eastern Europe: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

Russia

Russia: Refractory Market Size

Russia: Refractory Supply & Demand

Russia: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

Russia: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

Ukraine

Ukraine: Refractory Market Size

Ukraine: Refractory Supply & Demand

Ukraine: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

Ukraine: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

Poland

Poland: Refractory Market Size

Poland: Refractory Supply & Demand

Poland: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

Poland: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

Other Eastern Europe

Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Market Size

Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand

Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

Other Eastern Europe: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

8. Asia/Pacific

Asia/Pacific: Refractory Market Size

Asia/Pacific: Refractory Supply & Demand

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

Asia/Pacific: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

China

China: Refractory Market Size

China: Refractory Supply & Demand

China: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

China: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

India

India: Refractory Market Size

India: Refractory Supply & Demand

India: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

India: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

Japan

Japan: Refractory Market Size

Japan: Refractory Supply & Demand

Japan: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

Japan: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

South Korea

South Korea: Refractory Market Size

South Korea: Refractory Supply & Demand

South Korea: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

South Korea: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

Taiwan

Taiwan: Refractory Market Size

Taiwan: Refractory Supply & Demand

Taiwan: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

Taiwan: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

Australia

Australia: Refractory Market Size

Australia: Refractory Supply & Demand

Australia: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

Australia: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

Other Asia/Pacific

Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Market Size

Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Supply & Demand

Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand by Market, Form, & Material

Other Asia/Pacific: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

9. Africa/Mideast

Africa/Mideast: Refractory Market Size

Africa/Mideast: Refractory Supply & Demand

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

Africa/Mideast: Demand by Country (Turkey, Iran, South Africa, & Others)

Africa/Mideast: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

10. Industry Structure

Key Findings & Industry Composition

Market Share

Leading Raw Materials Suppliers

Cooperative Agreements

Mergers & Acquisitions

List of Industry Participants by Geographic Region

List of Industry Participants

11. Appendix

Scope

Definitions

Properties of Refractories

Methodology

Associations & Agencies

Related Freedonia Group Studies

Country Lists by Region

Macroeconomic Assumptions

Global Economic Outlook

Global Manufacturing Outlook

Global Crude Steel Outlook


List of Tables

2. Global Market Overview

Table 2-1 | Global Refractory Demand by Region, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 2-2 | Global Refractory Demand by Region, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 2-3 | Global Refractory Shipments by Region, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 2-4 | Global Refractory Net Exports by Region, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

3. Markets, Forms, & Materials

Table 3-1 | Global Refractory Demand by Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 3-2 | Global Iron & Steel Refractory Demand by Region, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 3-3 | Global Nonmetallic Mineral Refractory Demand by Region, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 3-4 | Global Nonferrous Metals Refractory Demand by Region, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 3-5 | Global Refractory Demand in Other Markets by Region, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 3-6 | Global Refractory Demand by Form, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 3-7 | Global Refractory Demand by Material, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

4. North America

Table 4-1 | North America: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 4-2 | North America: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 4-3 | United States: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 4-4 | United States: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 4-5 | Mexico: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 4-6 | Mexico: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 4-7 | Canada: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million US dollars)

Table 4-8 | Canada: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

5. Central & South America

Table 5-1 | Central & South America: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 5-2 | Central & South America: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 5-3 | Central & South America: Refractory Demand by Country, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

6. Western Europe

Table 6-1 | Western Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 6-2 | Western Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 6-3 | Germany: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 6-4 | Germany: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 6-5 | Italy: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 6-6 | Italy: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 6-7 | France: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 6-8 | France: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 6-9 | Spain: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 6-10 | Spain: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 6-11 | United Kingdom: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 6-12 | United Kingdom: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 6-13 | Other Western Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 6-14 | Other Western Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

7. Eastern Europe

Table 7-1 | Eastern Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 7-2 | Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 7-3 | Russia: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 7-4 | Russia: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 7-5 | Ukraine: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 7-6 | Ukraine: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 7-7 | Poland: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 7-8 | Poland: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 7-9 | Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 7-10 | Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

8. Asia/Pacific

Table 8-1 | Asia/Pacific: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 8-2 | Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 8-3 | China: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 8-4 | China: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 8-5 | India: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 8-6 | India: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 8-7 | Japan: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 8-8 | Japan: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 8-9 | South Korea: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 8-10 | South Korea: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 8-11 | Taiwan: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million US dollars)

Table 8-12 | Taiwan: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 8-13 | Australia: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million US dollars)

Table 8-14 | Australia: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 8-15 | Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 8-16 | Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

9. Africa/Mideast

Table 9-1 | Africa/Mideast: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Table 9-2 | Africa/Mideast: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

Table 9-3 | Africa/Mideast: Refractory Demand by Country, 2008 - 2023 (thousand metric tons)

10. Industry Structure

Table 10-1 | Global Refractory Sales by Company, 2018 (million dollars)

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

Table 10-3 | Selected Cooperative Agreements

Table 10-4 | Selected Mergers & Acquisitions

11. 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, 2008 - 2023 (billion 2017 dollars)

Table 11-10 | Global Manufacturing Value Added by Region & Country, 2008 - 2023 (billion 2017 dollars)

Table 11-11 | Global Crude Steel Production by Region & Country, 2008 - 2023 (million metric tons)


List of Figures

1. Executive Summary

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

2. Global Market Overview

Figure 2-1 | Global Refractory Market Trends

Figure 2-2 | Global Refractory Demand by Region, 2008 - 2023 (million metric tons)

Figure 2-3 | Global Refractory Demand Share by Region, 2018 (metric tons & dollars)

Figure 2-4 | Global Refractory Shipments: Share by Region, 2008 - 2023 (million dollars)

Figure 2-5 | Refractory Net Exports for Selected Countries, 2018 (million dollars)

3. Markets, Forms, & Materials

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

Figure 3-2 | Refractory Demand Share by Region & Market, 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 3-3 | Global Iron & Steel Refractory Demand, 2006 - 2023 (million metric tons)

Figure 3-4 | Global Nonmetallic Mineral Refractory Demand, 2006 - 2023 (million metric tons)

Figure 3-5 | Global Nonferrous Metal Refractory Demand, 2006 - 2023 (million metric tons)

Figure 3-6 | Global Refractory Demand by Form, 2008 - 2023 (million metric tons)

Figure 3-7 | Global Refractory Demand by Material, 2008 - 2023 (million metric tons)

4. North America

Figure 4-1 | North America: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 4-2 | North America: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 4-3 | United States: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 4-4 | United States: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 4-5 | Mexico: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 4-6 | Mexico: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 4-7 | Canada: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 4-8 | Canada: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

5. Central & South America

Figure 5-1 | Central & South America: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 5-2 | Central & South America: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

6. Western Europe

Figure 6-1 | Western Europe: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 6-2 | Western Europe: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 6-3 | Germany: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 6-4 | Germany: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 6-5 | Italy: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 6-6 | Italy: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 6-7 | France: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 6-8 | France: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 6-9 | Spain: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 6-10 | Spain: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 6-11 | United Kingdom: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 6-12 | United Kingdom: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 6-13 | Other Western Europe: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 6-14 | Other Western Europe: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

7. Eastern Europe

Figure 7-1 | Eastern Europe: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 7-2 | Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 7-3 | Russia: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 7-4 | Russia: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 7-5 | Ukraine: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 7-6 | Ukraine: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 7-7 | Poland: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 7-8 | Poland: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 7-9 | Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 7-10 | Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

8. Asia/Pacific

Figure 8-1 | Asia/Pacific: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 8-2 | Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 8-3 | China: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 8-4 | China: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 8-5 | India: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 8-6 | India: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 8-7 | Japan: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 8-8 | Japan: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 8-9 | South Korea: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 8-10 | South Korea: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 8-11 | Taiwan: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 8-12 | Taiwan: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 8-13 | Australia: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 8-14 | Australia: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

Figure 8-15 | Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 8-16 | Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

9. Africa/Mideast

Figure 9-1 | Africa/Mideast: Refractory Market Key Indicators, 2018

Figure 9-2 | Africa/Mideast: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2018 (metric tons)

10. Industry Structure

Figure 10-1 | Global Refractory Market Share by Company, 2018 (billion dollars)

Figure 10-2 | Global Refractories Market: Leading Supplier, 2018

Figure 10-3 | Global Refractories Market: Second Leading Supplier, 2018

Figure 10-4 | Global Refractories Market: Third Leading Supplier, 2018

Figure 10-5 | Global Refractories Market: Fourth Leading Supplier, 2018

Figure 10-6 | Global Refractories Market: Fifth Leading Supplier, 2018

11. Appendix

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


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