Barite: United States

This report forecasts demand for and production of crude and ground barite in metric tons to 2018. Total demand is segmented in terms of market by drilling fluid and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2003 to 2013; production and the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2008 and 2013. An Industry Overview section defines markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on trends in domestic production, trade, regulatory factors, and global production.

A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each 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 21-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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