Global Industrial Silica Sand

This report forecasts to 2022 global demand for industrial silica sand by market and major world region in metric tons. Reported markets encompass: glass; hydraulic fracturing; foundry; building products; chemicals; and other markets such as abrasives, recreation, and water filtration. Major world regions include North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, and all other regions.

To illustrate historical trends, world, market, and regional demand (including market segments) are provided for 2007, 2012, and 2017. Finally, global production is segmented by major world region and provided for 2007, 2012, 2017, and 2022.

Both captive silica sand quarried for use within a company’s operations (such as for glass manufacturing) and silica sand sold on the open market are covered. For the purposes of this report, captive sales are included in market share totals. Additionally, the scope of this report encompasses the raw sand component of coated sand; however, the value added from the coating process is excluded. Construction sand, which features lower silica content relative to industrial sand, is excluded from this report.

For any given historical year, US dollar amounts are obtained from values expressed in the applicable local currency. These local currency values are converted to US dollars at the average annual exchange rate for that year. For forecast years, the US dollar amounts assume the same annual exchange rate as that prevailing in 2017.

Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading suppliers, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

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