Fluorochemicals: United States

This report forecasts US fluorochemical demand and production in metric tons to 2018. Total demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level is also forecast to 2018. Total demand in metric tons is segmented by product in terms of hydrofluorocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons and other fluorocarbons, inorganics and specialties, and fluoropolymers. Total demand in metric tons is also segmented by market as follows: refrigerants, aluminum production, blowing agents, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in metric tons is provided at five-year intervals for 2003, 2008, and 2013; total production and the various demand segments in metric tons, and total demand in dollars are reported for 2008 and 2013. An Industry Overview section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on trends in environmental and regulatory factors and NAFTA demand.

A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product 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 the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 28-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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